Air Canada and United Airlines to offer more transborder flights in Summer 2023

New, non-stop service between Vancouver and Washington-Dulles will begin June 1, 2023.(CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada and United Airlines will offer new routes through their enhanced transborder joint business agreement between Canada and the U.S. for the summer of 2023—including a new United-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Calgary and a new Air Canada-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Vancouver.

The carriers have collaboratively optimized their schedules, subject to applicable government and regulatory conditions, and added more flights to provide customers with more connectivity and flexible flight times. The schedule increases will offer more than 80 transborder codeshare routes and more than 260 daily flights.

New, non-stop service between Vancouver and Washington-Dulles will begin June 1, 2023, and will be operated with an Air Canada Boeing 737 Max 8.

Air Canada and United will codeshare on these flights, allowing Aeroplan or MileagePlus members to accumulate and redeem miles. Eligible customers and loyalty plan members will also enjoy priority check-in, lounge access, boarding, and other available benefits.

Transborder Schedule

The two carriers will operate more than 260 daily transborder departures in summer 2023, about a 20 per cent increase in schedule capacity compared to summer 2022.

The schedule will include up to 120 daily departures between the airlines’ hub markets, an increase from 101 in the summer of 2021.

Flights will be timed to offer optimized connections at both Air Canada and United’s hubs and line stations.

Shuttle-Style Schedule

The coordinated schedule will enable both carriers to offer shuttle-style hourly service between key Air Canada and United hubs throughout the day. The airlines will offer 29 daily flights with complementary timings between Toronto, New York/Newark, and Chicago and 11 daily flights between Vancouver and San Francisco.

The airlines’ summer schedule also provides increased Vancouver-U.S. transborder service. There will be nine daily flights between Vancouver and New York/Newark, Houston and Chicago, and seven daily between Los Angeles and Vancouver.

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