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FLIGHT PATHS


There are plenty of flight options for Canada-bound Brits, with a clutch of new routes and services being introduced this summer. Here’s a round-up of the options


› AIR CANADA operates more daily flights from the UK to Canada than any other airline, with up to 88 non-stop flights a week to eight Canadian cities scheduled this summer. From Heathrow the airline has four services a


day to Toronto and daily services to Montréal, Halifax, Ottawa, Vancouver (year round) and St. John’s (from May until the end of October) up to 11 weekly flights to Calgary and three weekly flights to Edmonton. aircanada.ca


› AIR CANADA ROUGE Air Canada's ‘leisure airline’, will introduce additional non-stop flights between Dublin and Toronto this summer, bringing its total to 11 flights a week. The second service between the two cities will operate four times a week. Flights will operate between June 13 and September 16. The airline will also operate a year round Dublin-Toronto service from June 28. Air Canada rouge will also operate up to five


weekly flights from Edinburgh to Toronto (June 17 June to October 14 2015) and up to six weekly flights from Manchester to Toronto (June 29 to September 30 this summer. flyrouge.com


› AIR TRANSAT is introducing a new Gatwick-St John’s, Newfoundland, service this summer – the first time the airline has flown to the province from the UK. The twice-weekly service – one of the shortest routes across the Atlantic with a flying time of just six hours – will run from June 18 until September 2. The service will continue on to Halifax, doubling the number of flights to the Nova Scotian capital city which has previously been served weekly. Flights depart Gatwick every Tuesday and Thursday. Air Transat will also be increasing frequencies on other routes from Gatwick to Canada this summer, adding another service to Toronto (up


to 10 flights a week), Vancouver (up to six flights a week), and Montréal (two flights a week). The airline also operates a Gatwick-Calgary service and flies from Manchester and Glasgow (both to Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary) and Birmingham (Toronto). airtransat.co.uk


› BRITISH AIRWAYS introduced its new Boeing 787 Dreamliner onto its daily service between Heathrow-Montréal on March 29. This summer the airline will fly from Heathrow to Toronto (16 weekly flights), Vancouver (12 weekly flights), Montréal (seven weekly flights) and Calgary (seven weekly flights). British Airways’ summer season began on March 29 and ends on October


25. (in line with the changing of the clocks). batraveltrade.com


› WESTJET will introduce a new daily direct flight from Glasgow to Halifax, from May 29-October 23. The airline will also operate a daily non-stop service between Dublin and St. John's, Newfoundland. The service will start on May 1 and run until October 23. Westjet.com


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› AIR FRANCE added a direct service from Paris to Vancouver on March 29. The non-stop seasonal service operates three times a week until May 3, and five times a week from May 4 to September 13. The new service to Vancouver is in addition to partner KLM’s seven weekly flights between Vancouver and Amsterdam Schiphol. KLM was also due to introduce a new year-round Amsterdam to Edmonton service this May, but at the time Selling Canada went to press had postponed the starting date until further notice. With connections, UK travellers can fly with Air France and KLM to Toronto,


Calgary, Montréal, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, St John's, Moncton and Saskatoon. airfrance.co.uk


› ICELANDAIR operates flights to Canada (via Reykjavik in Iceland) from various UK airports including Heathrow (two flights a day), Gatwick (one flight), Glasgow (one flight) and Birmingham (one flight). The Canadian cities served are Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Halifax. icelandair.co.uk


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