Air Canada has announced plans to increase the number of flights it offers to Asia this winter, in a bid to diversify its international network and meet growing demand. The flag carrier will operate up to 57 flights per week between Canada and Asia this winter, with a further increase to as many as 64 flights weekly next summer.
To cater to the increased demand, Air Canada will double its daily flights to Hong Kong and deploy larger aircraft on routes to Shanghai during the peak December holiday and Lunar New Year travel periods. Meanwhile, capacity to Japan will see a substantial 96% increase compared to the previous year. Additionally, the airline will launch a new route to Singapore in April and resume seasonal flights to Osaka earlier in the year. Larger aircraft will also be deployed on routes to Narita and Seoul.
Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President of Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada, expressed his enthusiasm for the expanded network: “With the investments we have made at our global hub airports linking Air Canada’s extensive North American network to our international flights, traveling between North America and Asia is convenient and compelling for leisure and business travelers alike.”
Air Canada’s move to bolster its presence in the Asian market reflects the changing dynamics of global travel demand. By providing an improved and expanded network, the airline aims to capture a larger share of this growing market.