Air Canada to launch new flights from Dublin and Shannon

The Irish Times - Business - - BUSINESS NEWS - BARRY O’HAL­LO­RAN

Air Canada plans to launch new routes from the Re­pub­lic next sum­mer and to in­crease flights on ex­ist­ing ser­vices.

The car­rier said yes­ter­day that it will be­gin fly­ing from Dublin to Mon­treal and Shannon to Toronto from June, 2018. Air Canada will also boost its non-stop Dublin-Toronto ser­vice, in­creas­ing fre­quen­cies from the end of Oc­to­ber to four times per week from three, and fly­ing ev­ery day next sum­mer.

It will also trans­fer this ser­vice to Air Canada it­self from its leisure car­rier, Air Canada Rouge. The air­line will re­sume its non-stop Dublin-Van­cou­ver flights next sum­mer.

Ben­jamin Smith, Air Canada’s pres­i­dent of pas­sen­ger air­lines, said that it will use its new sin­gle-aisle Boe­ing 737 Max 8 air­craft on the planned flights from Dublin to Mon­treal and Shannon to Toronto.

The air­line plans to use Air­bus A330s on the Dublin-Toronto route. All three ser­vices will of­fer econ­omy and busi­ness class seats.

Mr Smith said that the air­line wanted to cap­i­talise on the in­creased traf­fic be­tween the two coun­tries.

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