Glasgow gains second Canadian route in 24 hours

Glasgow gains second Canadian route in 24 hours

Canadian services from Glasgow are being ramped up with the introduction of seasonal Air Canada flights to Toronto next summer.

The announcement by the airline’s leisure arm Air Canada rouge came a day after Air Transat revealed plans for a new Montreal service for summer 2016.

The flights to Toronto will run three times a week between June 14 and September 25 with return fares starting at £400.60 including taxes.

The Glasgow-Toronto route will be operated by a 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER with premium and economy cabins.

The airline is also introducing Toronto flights from Gatwick next year.

Air Canada’s sales director Europe, Margaret Skinner, said: “These additional flights complement our existing summer service from Edinburgh, offering convenient connections to destinations across North, Central and South America as well as the Caribbean through our Toronto hub.”

Glasgow airport commercial director, Francois Bourienne, added: “The decision by Air Canada rouge to introduce a direct service between Glasgow and its hub in Toronto is fantastic news for the airport and for Scotland.

“Not only will its arrival further strengthen our long-haul connectivity, it will enhance our links with what is the world’s largest group of airlines, Star Alliance.

“Canada has always been a hugely important market for Scotland and passengers will be able to take advantage of Air Canada’s extensive route network throughout the Americas.

“The new Toronto service will also help generate significant inbound tourism for Glasgow and we look forward to welcoming the airline on board next year.”

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