Flying to Canada

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ac_blueCanada is working really hard to persuade us to visit the country. The number of new routes that has been announced suggests that connectivity is the key to encouraging us to travel.

Firstly, the national carrierAir Canada – will start new seasonal non-stop flights from Glasgow Airport to Toronto from June 14th until September 25th. The route will be operated by Air Canada rouge, its leisure carrier. Air Canada Rouge will also operate a Gatwick to Toronto route from May 19th which will operate up to seven times weekly.

Already flying from Dublin and Glasgow, WestJet, Canada’s low-fare airline recently announced new non-stop service from England to six Canadian cities as from spring next year. The cities are Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, and to St. John’s with one-way flights starting from as little as £163 including taxes, fees and surcharges. The airline will also be offering introductory pricing that adds only an additional £10 one-way to connect to select Canadian airports beyond the six cities serving London Gatwick.

Icelandair will begin scheduled services from Reykjavik to Montréal in May 2016, with connections from all six UK airports to which Icelandair operates – Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow and Aberdeen.  Flights will be operated four times per week until November 2016, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Air Transat is introducing a new Glasgow to Montréal route for summer 2016 which will start on May 30th but this is just a weekly service leaving Glasgow on Mondays and returning every Sunday until October.

Finally, Iceland’s own low cost airline – WOW Air – has said that it will begin service to Dublin and London via Iceland from Toronto and Montréal beginning in May. Services from Montréal will begin on May 12, 2016 and Toronto services will begin May 20, 2016. Both services will operate year-round, with departures on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

Now it just needs flights from Wales and Northern Ireland and all parts of the UK and Ireland will have links to Canada.

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