Advertiser Disclosure

Many of the credit card offers that appear on this site are from credit card companies from which we receive financial compensation. This compensation may impact how and where products appear on this site (including, for example, the order in which they appear). However, the credit card information that we publish has been written and evaluated by experts who know these products inside out. We only recommend products we either use ourselves or endorse. This site does not include all credit card companies or all available credit card offers that are on the market. See our advertising policy here where we list advertisers that we work with, and how we make money. You can also review our credit card rating methodology.

Air Canada Returns to Edinburgh With Extended Winter Service

Daniel Ross's image
Daniel Ross

Daniel Ross

Senior Content Contributor

Countries Visited: 56U.S. States Visited: 17

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...

We may be compensated when you click on product links, such as credit cards, from one or more of our advertising partners. Terms apply to the offers below. See our Advertising Policy for more about our partners, how we make money, and our rating methodology. Opinions and recommendations are ours alone.

Air Canada is reintroducing Edinburgh to its transatlantic route network.

The Scottish capital will once again welcome Air Canada’s nonstop service from Toronto starting June 2, 2023.

“We are pleased to announce the return of our non-stop services from Edinburgh to Toronto,” said Stephen Gerrard, general manager of sales for U.K. and Ireland at Air Canada.

Here are the details!

Nonstop Service From Toronto To Edinburgh Returns This Summer

Once Air Canada’s link to the Scottish capital returns, it will be the only nonstop service between Toronto and Scotland.

The schedule varies slightly depending on the season, but will run daily before it comes to an end in January 2024.

From June 1 through October 28, 2023, the schedule will be as follows:

  • Depart Toronto (YYZ) 7:05 p.m. — Arrive Edinburgh (EDI) 6:35 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Edinburgh (EDI) 9 a.m. — Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 11 a.m.

Plus, here’s the schedule for the winter season between October 29, 2023, and January 9, 2024:

  • Depart Toronto (YYZ) 7:50 p.m. — Arrive Edinburgh (EDI) 7:15 a.m. (+1)
  • Depart Edinburgh (EDI) 9 a.m. — Arrive Toronto (YYZ) 11:20 a.m.

The route will provide exciting new travel opportunities for both Canadians and Scots alike.

The Edinburgh Castle is closer in reach thanks to Air Canada’s nonstop route from Toronto. Image Credit: Daniel Ross

“Our newly extended service from Edinburgh will not only provide our customers in Scotland with a direct link to Canada during both the summer and winter seasons, but also allow convenient onward travel options across North America,” said Gerrard.

Furthermore, services will be operated by Air Canada’s fleet of Boeing 787-8 aircraft.

Fares are available to book online now at, where you’ll find the cheapest round-trip is a basic economy ticket from $808. As is often the case, even with full-service carriers, a checked bag will cost you $70 one-way.

Hot Tip: Air Canada’s Aeroplan frequent flyer program often provides excellent value when it comes to redemptions. Check out our guide for inspiration on the best ways to redeem your Aeroplan points.

Alternatively, a round-trip standard fare that includes a checked bag would be make more sense financially at $934, which also gives you more flexibility to change your flight.

You can also get from the West of Canada to Edinburgh thanks to 3x-weekly service with WestJet from Calgary (YYC).

From the U.S., you can travel nonstop to Edinburgh from 7 airports: Atlanta (ATL), Boston (BOS), Chicago (ORD), Newark (EWR), New York (JFK), Orlando (MCO), and Washington-Dulles (IAD).

Final Thoughts

Air Canada’s new link between Toronto and Scotland is an exciting addition for those living on both sides of the Atlantic.

All that’s left to do is book your ticket before they’re sold out!

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.


Get the latest travel tips, crucial news, flight & hotel deal alerts...

Plus — expert strategies to maximize your points & miles by joining our (free) newsletter.

We respect your privacy. This site is protected by reCAPTCHA. Google's privacy policy and terms of service apply. Protection Status