High flying: Air Canada boosts Asia flights from mid-December as demand soars

by James Wilkinson

Air Canada has revealed it is strategically boosting its Asia-Pacific network capacity beginning mid-December through to the end of next summer 2024.

The carrier is upgauging aircraft, adding frequencies and new routes as part of a major travel boost.

“Air Canada’s Asia services continue to reflect strong demand and we are boosting capacity to this geographic area as we deploy our international diversification strategy,” said Air Canada Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning, Mark Galardo.

“This winter we are pleased to offer up to 57 flights per week between Canada and Asia, and up to 64 flights per week next summer.

“Air Canada will have up to double daily flights to Hong Kong and larger aircraft operating to Shanghai during the December holiday and Lunar New Year travel periods.

“Capacity to Japan increases by 96% this winter compared to last year. Next spring, seasonal Osaka flights resume earlier and larger aircraft will operate to Narita and Seoul.

“Our upcoming launch of our new route to Singapore and increased capacity on our successful Bangkok route underscores our continued commitment to investing in fast-growing markets in Southeast Asia.

“With the investments we have made at our global hub airports linking Air Canada’s extensive North American network to our international flights, travelling between North America and Asia is convenient and compelling for leisure and business travellers alike.

“We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our flights,” Galardo said.