American Airlines Launches New Service to Canada


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American Airlines announced they will be launching new service to Canada starting this summer. The airline will be adding new daily nonstop service from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Vancouver on May 4, 2018 and new seasonal service to Calgary on June 7, 2018. Additionally, they plan to increase frequencies on other popular routes which are detailed below.

American has also added recently announced the following additions:

Increased service to Western Canada in 2018:

  • Edmonton: American has added an additional winter trip between Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), increasing to two daily flights between Dec. 15, 2017 and April 2, 2018.

Increased service to Eastern Canada in 2018:

  • Toronto: Beginning Feb. 15, 2018, American is adding an additional trip between New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and starting May 4, 2018, American is adding an additional trip from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) to YYZ. LGA to YYZ is increasing from four to five trips (year-round) and upgauging two frequencies to a dual-cabin Embraer E175. DCA to YYZ is increasing from two to three trips (year-round).

  • Ottawa: On May 4, 2018, American is adding an additional frequency between Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) and Ottawa International Airport (YOW). This route will now be operated three times daily, year-round.

  • Quebec City: Service between PHL and Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) has been extended through Nov. 3, 2018.

With this new service, American Airlines will have nearly 70 daily flights between the US and Canada from their hub cities.

Is anyone planning on heading to Canada this summer on one of American’s new routes? Feel free to share your thoughts below on their latest expansion to their network. 

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