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Toronto, Canada - Canada's flagship Air Canada will fly to 97 domestic and international destinations this summer. The number of routes within Canada will increase from 34 routes to 58 routes in June, and more expected in August and September.

In the U.S., Air Canada has resumed flights to New York-LaGuardia, Washington-Dulles, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, and Chicago. There are tentative plans to resume more U.S. services from June 22, pending regulatory changes and demand. In 2019, Air Canada operated flights to 53 U.S. destinations.

Internationally, Air Canada will continue to operate from its major hubs to key global destinations in June. This includes service from Toronto to Frankfurt, London, Zurich, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv; from Montreal to Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Brussels; and from Vancouver to London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Seoul.

International services will expand further starting in June and early July, including Montreal to Athens, Rome, Geneva; Toronto to Munich, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Rome and Athens; Calgary to Frankfurt; and, subject to government approval, Vancouver to Shanghai.

"Air Canada has put in place an abridged summer schedule offering a choice of nearly 100 destinations across Canada, in the U.S. and internationally," 

said Lucie Guillemette, Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada.

"As we emerge from the COVID19 pandemic, during which as much as 95 percent of our flights stopped operating and which has left us flying to less than half last year's destinations, our customers are expressing their eagerness to travel, where it is safe to do so. We are accordingly gradually opening for sale flights for the summer and beyond as we rebuild our network, leveraging our strong position as a global airline. Air Canada is ready for take-off, and we look forward to welcoming our customers on board,"

She added.

Under a revised goodwill policy, new bookings made up to June 30, can be changed without fees for the original travel between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.

In cases where Air Canada cancels flights due to COVID19, customers with refundable tickets will continue to have the option of a refund. Customers with refundable and non-refundable tickets will have two new options to choose from:

An Air Canada Travel Voucher for the remaining value of their ticket that has no expiry date is fully transferable and retains any residual value or;

The ability to convert the remaining value of their ticket into Aeroplan Miles, with 65 percent more value versus the normal rate for buying miles.

For voluntary changes, customers with refundable tickets will continue to have the option of refunds or the above new options. For Air Canada customers with non-refundable tickets making voluntary changes on tickets issued up to
30 June 2020, with an original travel date between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021, inclusive, they have the option to choose from the above two new options of an Air Canada Travel Voucher or Aeroplan Miles.

The new goodwill policies and cancellation options are retroactive for customers with original travel between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
Customers whose flights have been canceled due to the impact of COVID19 and who have already received travel credit valid for 24 months, will be able to select one of the applicable options depending on their fare at beginning June 15, 2020. Customers with Aeroplan Flight Rewards can continue to cancel their redemption bookings free of charge through June 30, 2020.

"While the world is making great progress against COVID19, we know we must remain vigilant, which includes being flexible," 

said Ms. Guillemette.
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