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Need to escape the harsh Canadian winter? Air Canada has you covered. The Canadian flag carrier has announced significantly more capacity during the winter months, including 4 new routes to destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico.
“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 Montréal to the Caribbean and Mexico and significant increases from our Vancouver hub in response to pent up demand,” said Mark Galardo, executive vice president of revenue and network planning at Air Canada.
Let’s jump into the details of Air Canada’s huge winter sun schedule for the 2023 to 2024 season.
Air Canada Increases Winter Leisure Routes
Leaving the cold of Canada’s winter behind will be more tempting than ever this winter with Air Canada’s significant schedule increase of 11% on winter 2022 to 2023.
As well as increasing frequencies on winter sun routes already operated from cities across the country, the airline is adding 4 completely new services, detailed in the table below.
|Departure City||Destination||Start Date||Outbound||Inbound||Frequency|
|Montréal (YUL)||La Romana (LRM)||December 17, 2023||9:10 a.m. — 3:10 p.m.||4:10 p.m. — 8:05 p.m.||Sundays|
|Montréal (YUL)||Los Cabos (SJD)||December 1, 2023||8 a.m. — 12:40 p.m.||1:40 p.m. — 9:05 p.m.||Fridays|
|Toronto (YYZ)||Fort-de-France (FDF)||December 16, 2023||8:15 a.m. — 2:20 p.m.||3:25 p.m. — 8:05 p.m.||Saturdays|
|Toronto (YYZ)||Monterrey (MTY)||October 29 (outbound) and October 30, 2023 (inbound)||6 p.m. — 9:35 p.m.||10:05 a.m.||Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays (outbound), and Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (inbound)|
Once the routes launch, Air Canada will be the only airline operating service between Montréal and Los Cabos, Toronto and Fort-de-France, and Toronto and Monterrey.
While new destinations are exciting for passengers, being the only airline operating a route gives Air Canada the monopoly, which could result in significantly higher fares compared to one-stop options.
For example, fares on the Toronto to Monterrey route range from $542 to $1,173 round-trip, while the average lowest one-stop fares check out at $436.Hot Tip:
Air Canada’s increased winter-sun frequency will provide new travel opportunities for Canadians across the country this winter.
See you on the beach.
Featured Image Credit: Air Canada
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