Air Canada has made some significant changes to the number of routes it operates out of Calgary International Airport (YYC).
This fall, the airline will remove six routes from Calgary, which will affect domestic, transborder, and international service.
Air Canada Reduces Service from Calgary
Air Canada has significantly reduced the number of flights it offers from Calgary International Airport (YYC).
As of late October 2023, Canada’s largest airline will remove the following direct routes from its schedule:
- Calgary (YYC) – Halifax (YHZ)
- Calgary (YYC) – Ottawa (YOW)
- Calgary (YYC) – Cancun (CUN)
- Calgary (YYC) – Los Angeles (LAX)
- Calgary (YYC) – Frankfurt (FRA)
- Calgary (YYC) – Honolulu (HNL)
It’s worth noting that the routes to Honolulu and Cancun are seasonal, while the rest of the routes previously ran year-round.
After these changes, Air Canada is now only currently scheduled to operate the following interprovincial, transborder, and international routes from Calgary, either seasonally or throughout the year:
- Calgary (YYC) – Kelowna (YLW)
- Calgary (YYC) – Vancouver (YVR)
- Calgary (YYC) – Winnipeg (YWG)
- Calgary (YYC) – Toronto (YYZ)
- Calgary (YYC) – Montreal (YUL)
- Calgary (YYC) – Newark (EWR)
- Calgary (YYC) – London (LHR)
In previous years, Air Canada has operated routes from Calgary to Las Vegas (LAS), Maui (OGG), Tokyo (NRT), and more; however, these routes haven’t been loaded into the airline’s upcoming Winter and Summer 2024 schedules.
Calgary-based passengers who wish to fly with Air Canada to the affected destinations will have to route through the airline’s other hubs, including Vancouver (YVR), Toronto Pearson (YYZ), and Montreal (YUL).
If you have an upcoming booking from Calgary to any of the affected destinations, keep an eye out for a message from Air Canada for alternative flight options. You may also be able to select new flights through the online self-service tool.
Air Canada cites an ongoing pilot shortage and supply-chain challenges as motivations for the route cancellations.
Another Shift in the Canadian Aviation Landscape
Air Canada’s reduction in service from Calgary marks the latest development in the ever-shifting Canadian aviation landscape.
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