Air Canada announces its 2023 summer schedule

Air Canada today announced a new service between Montreal and Fort McMurray that will launch next June as part of the carrier’s Canadian summer schedule. For summer 2023, Air Canada is also restoring suspended services and increasing frequencies on popular routes across Canada, as the company augments its Canadian network following the pandemic.

New service between Montreal and Fort McMurray will begin June 20, 2023. Flights will be operated year-round, three days a week, by Air Canada Rouge using an Airbus A319 aircraft with 136 seats in a Premium Rouge and Economy Class configuration. With its new Montreal and existing Toronto service, Air Canada will be the only carrier connecting Fort McMurray nonstop to Quebec and Ontario.




Days of Week


Montreal 08:15

Fort McMurray 10:38

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday


Fort McMurray 12:05

Montreal 17:52

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

Air Canada also announced today the resumption of several seasonal routes and one previously suspended route. This includes daily Gander-Toronto flights beginning June 1, London, OntarioMontreal flights beginning June 17, four-times weekly Fort McMurrayToronto flights resuming May 1, and three-times weekly Calgary-Quebec City flights starting June 19.

In addition, Air Canada is planning daily widebody service on its OttawaVancouver route while also offering multiple options to popular leisure destinations, such as Kelowna and Victoria through its three main hubs.

Frequency Increases


Frequency (Summer 2023 versus Summer 2022)


Increases to four times daily from twice daily


Increases to six times daily from five daily


Increases to 13 times daily from 11 daily


Increases to eight times daily from seven daily


Increases to seven times daily from five daily

Saint John-Toronto

Increases to three times daily from once daily


Increases to two times daily from once daily

Quebec City-Vancouver

Increases to five times from three times weekly

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-FYIY (msn 634) YYZ (TMK Photography). 933207.

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