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Air Canada Announces 2 New Transborder Routes

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Air Canada is ramping up its transborder connectivity with 2 new routes.

Starting in December, the Canadian flag carrier will introduce nonstop service from Halifax (YHZ) to Newark (EWR) and Vancouver (YVR) to Houston (IAH).

“With these new routes from Halifax and Vancouver, Air Canada is meeting demand in these important markets and building on our strengthened trans-border partnership with United Airlines to solidify our leadership in the Canada-U.S. market,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President of Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

Here’s everything we know about Air Canada’s latest route network update.

Air Canada Announces 2 New Transborder Routes

Both new services will be year-round with their respective inaugural flights taking place on December 16, 2022.

Initially, the Halifax to Newark route will operate 4 times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays until January 9, 2023, when its frequency will become daily.

By launching this new route, Air Canada will be creating the only nonstop service between the New York City area and Halifax — the capital of Canada’s province of Nova Scotia.

The route will be operated by Air Canada’s fleet of all economy Air Canada Express Q-400 aircraft. The schedule for the route is as follows:

  • Depart Halifax (YHZ) 11:45 a.m. — Arrive Newark (EWR) 1:04 p.m.
  • Depart Newark (EWR) 1:45 p.m. — Arrive Halifax (YHZ) 4:35 p.m.

From the get-go, the new service between Vancouver and Houston will operate daily with the following schedule:

  • Depart Vancouver (YVR) 8:45 a.m. — Arrive Houston (IAH) 1:04 p.m.
  • Depart Houston (IAH) 4:30 p.m. — Arrive Vancouver (YYZ) 7:15 p.m.

The route will be operated by Air Canada’s fleet of state-of-the-art Airbus A220 aircraft which feature business and economy class cabins.

Air Canada's new transborder routes
Air Canada’s new transborder routes starting in December 2022. Image Credit: Great Circle Mapper.

By choosing the major United Airlines hubs of Houston and Newark, Air Canada is providing more connection possibilities for Air Canada, United, and Star Alliance frequent flyers on both sides of the border.

“[These routes] will also facilitate many new one-stop connections from the U.S. onto Air Canada’s extensive domestic and global network,” said Galardo.

Hot Tip: By enrolling in Air Canada’s frequent flyer program, Aeroplan, you’ll be able to earn and redeem Aeroplan Points on these new Air Canada routes as well as services with other Star Alliance member airlines like United.

Final Thoughts

Air Canada is increasing its transborder connectivity with 2 new routes to the U.S starting on December 16, 2022.

The new routes will provide more travel and connectivity possibilities for U.S. and Canadian citizens alike.

There’s never been a better time to take a weekend city break to Halifax.

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About Daniel Ross

Daniel has loved aviation and travel his entire life. He earned a Master of Science in Air Transport Management and has written about travel and aviation in publications like Simple Flying, The Points Guy, and more.

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