Air Canada announced today it will launch seasonal daily service between Toronto and Abbotsford, starting June 27.
The company also announced it will offer year-round daily service between Hamilton and Calgary, starting on the same date.
Air Canada Rouge will operate both non-stop routes with Airbus A319 aircraft with 136 seats offering two choices – 12 premium seats in the front cabin with enhanced service and personal space, and 124 seats in the second cabin.
Flights will leave daily from Abbotsford Airport at 10:35 a.m., arriving at 6:05 p.m. (EST) at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
Flights also leave daily at 7:55 a.m. (EST) from Toronto, arriving in Abbotsford at 9:55 a.m.
The service will run in Abbotsford until mid-September, with an exact end date still to be determined.
To mark the launch, Air Canada Rouge is offering introductory fares of $198 each way (plus taxes).
Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines for Air Canada, said the flights will give Canadian travelers more competitively priced options when flying within Canada.
“Since it was launched a year and a half ago, Air Canada Rouge has proven popular with leisure travelers in the trans-border and international markets,” Smith said.
“We are now selectively deploying it on a limited number of new domestic routes, such as Toronto-Abbotsford, as part of our strategy for sustainable, profitable growth and to complement our successful mainline domestic network.”
Kevin C. Howlett, Air Canada’s vice president of regional markets, said the new service complements the multiple Vancouver-to-Toronto flights already offered.
“Customers can fly either point to point between Abbotsford and Toronto, or conveniently connect at our Toronto global hub to and from our extensive domestic Canada route network and beyond,” he said.