Air Canada ups transboarder ante with four unique US services

Air Canada Vancouver to Sacramento

Air Canada Sacramento

Air Canada added a connection between Vancouver and Sacramento on 17 May, with the California airport greeting the Star Alliance member’s new service with this classically designed two-tier cake. The carrier will be operating the 1,173-kilometre transborder airport pair daily using its fleet of CRJ 900s based on OAG schedules.

Air Canada commenced operations between Montreal and Baltimore/Washington on 17 May, with the US airport celebrating the route with a ribbon cutting and two cakes. Seen taking part in the ribbon cutting are: Frédéric Tremblay, Director of the Quebec Government Office in Washington; Frank Stendardo, Transport Counsellor, Embassy of Canada to the US; Vincent Gauthier-Dore, Director of US Business Development, Air Canada; Ricky Smith, Executive Director, Baltimore/Washington Airport; and Calvin Peacock, Maryland Aviation Commission.

Air Canada Pittsburgh

Air Canada also added Pittsburgh to its Montreal network on 17 May, with the US airport also baking a cake to mark the start of the new connection. Seen speaking at the launch is David Ray, Manager Business Development US, Air Canada. Ray was also joined by Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive; Eric Sprys, CCO, Pittsburgh Airport; and Bernie Mongilio, US Great Lakes BU Manager and US Banking Industry Leader at CGI, by commenting on the new service.

Along with its Montreal expansion, Air Canada also added a new service from Toronto Pearson on 17 May, coming in the form of a short 703-kilometre sector to Providence. The Rhode Island airport baked a cake to mark the arrival of the Star Alliance member, while speeches were made by Patrick Khoury, Senior Director Sales US, Air Canada, and Iftikhar Ahmad, President and CEO, Rhode Island Airport Corporation.

  • Air Canada upped its game in the US-Canada transborder market this week, adding four new routes to its network. The Star Alliance member now links Montreal (YUL) to Baltimore/Washington (BWI) and Pittsburgh (PIT). Toronto Pearson (YYZ) has gained a service to Providence (PVD), while Vancouver (YVR) is now connected with Sacramento (SMF). “Baltimore/Washington continues to outpace the region by offering more flights to more destinations more frequently. This new international service between Baltimore/Washington and Montreal will provide another convenient travel destination for Marylanders, as well as attract increased tourism to our state,” said Larry Hogan, Governor of Maryland, of the new service from the US capital region. All four routes were previously unserved, making these markets unique to Air Canada. All four connections will be flown by the Canadian flag carrier daily, with the average sector length of the route quartet being 845 kilometres. See how Baltimore/Washington, Pittsburgh and Providence airports FTWAs compares to others from around the world
Launched From To Aircraft (WF) Competition
17-May Montreal (YUL) Baltimore/Washington (BWI) CRJ2 (7)  
Pittsburgh (PIT)  
Toronto Pearson (YYZ) Providence (PVD)  
Vancouver (YVR) Sacramento (SMF) CRJ9 (7)  
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser w/c 22 May. WF = Weekly frequencies.


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