Air Canada announced that due to the summer season and an increase in travel demand, it will now offer more flights to Mexico and the Caribbean as its previous agreement with Aeromar failed after the Mexican airline terminated operations earlier this year.
Air Canada, the country’s leading carrier, announced a strategic expansion of its winter sun network with four new routes from Toronto and Montreal to Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, and Los Cabos, Baja California Sur. Additionally, the airline will increase its capacity from Vancouver to Mexico and four cities in the US: Miami, Phoenix, Las Vegas and San Diego. The expansion aims to meet the rising demand for winter leisure travel and provide customers with a wide range of options for their vacation plans, explained Air Canada via a press release.
"We are seeing strong, ongoing interest for winter leisure travel, and as the leading carrier from Canada to popular sun destinations with up to 683 weekly flights planned this winter, we are thrilled to add exciting new services from Toronto and Montreal to the Caribbean and Mexico and significant increases from our Vancouver hub in response to pent-up demand," says Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President Revenue and Network Planning, Air Canada.
The expansion offers new routes and additional flights to popular vacation destinations, making Air Canada the only Canadian airline to offer flights between Canada and Monterrey. The flights have been scheduled to allow convenient connections between Monterrey and the EU through Air Canada's Toronto global hub.
Air Canada will also introduce seasonal flights from Montreal to Los Cabos, complementing the existing services from Toronto and Vancouver, as Los Cabos is one of the favorite destinations among vacationers.
Air Canada will extend its European routes to year-round operations, allowing travelers from Toulouse, Barcelona, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Rome Madrid, and Copenhagen to connect to popular leisure destinations in Florida and Mexico. The initiative seeks to provide customers from Spain, France, Italy, the UK and Denmark with seamless travel to sought-after North American vacation spots.
The airline plans to operate up to 20 routes from various Canadian cities to Florida, with increased flights from across Canada to Cancun. Additionally, there will be more flights from Montreal to Palm Beach, Toronto to Fort Myers, and increased service from Vancouver to Miami, Cancun, Los Cabos, Puerto Vallarta, Las Vegas and Phoenix.
Air Canada had announced an alliance with Mexican airline Aeromar in 2022 that offered convenient access to several destinations in Mexico to Canadian passengers. However, with Aeromar’s termination of operations, as reported by MBN, Air Canada had to seek other options to improve connectivity between Mexico and Canada, as reported by MBN.