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Toronto Gatwick service launched by Air Canada Rouge

TorontoAnother new transatlantic route has opened from Gatwick to North America, this time linking London's major south London hub with Toronto in Canada.

The new route is further confirmation of Gatwick as a major destination for long-haul passengers and the new service will operate daily, flying non-stop on an Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-300ER.

Premium and economy

The latest addition to Air Canada rouge schedules will see the Boeing 767-300ER arranged with both premium and economy cabins on all flights. The service will initially have six weekly flights before going on to a full to daily service operating all through the summer from 1 June to 26 September. There will then be a reduced frequency until 16 October.

All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, and will also offer eligible customers other perks including priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access and priority boarding.

The flights from Gatwick are also all timed to optimise connectivity for ongoing connections from Air Canada’s Toronto-Pearson global hub.

Largest international gateway

Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, commented: “London-Heathrow is already Air Canada’s largest international gateway with flights to eight Canadian cities, so we are pleased to expand to London-Gatwick in time for the summer, when millions of vacationers are travelling between Canada and the UK.

“With this new route, we become the only Canadian carrier serving the two largest airports in the London metropolitan region, which further solidifies our already market-leading position as the airline operating the most seats between Canada and UK.”

The new service is the latest step in Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion which will also see the launch of new international services between Toronto-Prague, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Seoul, Montreal-Casablanca, Montreal-Lyon, Vancouver-Brisbane and Vancouver-Dublin.

These developments follow on from new international services between Toronto-Delhi, Toronto-Amsterdam, Toronto-Dubai, Montreal-Venice, Montreal-Mexico City and Vancouver-Osaka which were launched last year.

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Date Created: 23 May 2016

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