Air Canada Resumes Non-Stop Service between Edinburgh and Toronto

13th June 2023

Air Canada Resumes Non-Stop Service between Edinburgh and Toronto

  • Service to operate up to daily during the summer peak and continue three times weekly into the winter season
  • Customers in Scotland will benefit from convenient connections across North America and beyond via Air Canada’s Toronto hub

EDINBURGH, 8 June 2023 – Air Canada has resumed its non-stop service between Edinburgh Airport and its Toronto hub. The newly extended service is set to operate up to daily during the summer peak and will continue three times weekly into the winter season until 8 January 2024, and is currently planned to return in early spring 2024. Air Canada offers more daily flights from the UK to Canada than any other airline.

Air Canada flights between Edinburgh and Toronto will be operated by Air Canada mainline with state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft. The aircraft features three cabins of service for customers to choose from, including lie-flat seats in Air Canada Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. All flights are timed to optimise connectivity to Air Canada's extensive North American network. Seats are available for booking at, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada's Contact Centres, travel agencies or contact Air Canada Reservations on 00 800 669 92222.

“We are delighted once again to be flying from the Scottish capital with our newly extended non-stop service between Edinburgh and Toronto,” said Stephen Gerrard, Air Canada General Manager Sales, U.K. and Ireland. “Our customers in Scotland will benefit from this direct link to our Toronto hub and beyond to destinations across the Americas in both the summer and winter seasons. We look forward to welcoming our customers on board.”

“It’s great to see the Air Canada tailfin back at Edinburgh Airport, especially knowing it will be here for a longer duration than ever before now that it stretches into the winter months,” said Jonathan Macneal, Head of Aviation. “Toronto continues to be a destination that generates excitement with passengers and we’re thrilled to be able to provide that direct link – and of course, we look forward to welcoming the thousands of Canadian travellers who want to see the very best of Edinburgh and Scotland.”

Edinburgh – Toronto Schedule (Summer 2023 & Winter 2023/2024)






Dates of Operation





Up to Daily

2 June – 28 October 2023




06:35 (+1)

Up to Daily

1 June – 27 October 2023





Mon, Thu, Sat

30 October 2023 – 8 January 2024




07:10 (+1)

Wed, Fri, Sun

29 October 2023 – 7 January 2024

In addition to the service return between Edinburgh and Toronto, Air Canada offers non-stop year-round services from London Heathrow to Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary and Halifax and between Dublin and Toronto, as well as non-stop summer seasonal services between Manchester and Toronto, and from Dublin to Vancouver and Montreal. From 29 October 2023, Air Canada will also offer a fifth freedom service from London Heathrow to Mumbai, as part of Air Canada’s flight schedule between Toronto and Mumbai via London Heathrow.

For full schedule details, please visit

International Services

Air Canada’s international services onboard widebody aircraft offer a choice of three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class featuring lie-flat individual pods, Premium Economy featuring larger seats with additional legroom and premium services, and Economy featuring complimentary Chef-inspired and designed meals, wines, and beverages. All cabins have award-winning inflight entertainment screens at every seat with hours of complimentary onboard entertainment and the opportunity to purchase Wi-Fi connectivity. Additionally, for all Air Canada Aeroplan members there is free texting onboard wi-fi-equipped aircraft.

Air Canada has 27 Maple Leaf Lounges located in North America and worldwide for eligible customers.

Air Canada's onboard services on international flights showcase some of the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada's panel of celebrity chefs, including renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and Jérôme Ferrer and award-winning, Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij. Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

All customers have the opportunity to collect and redeem points with Aeroplan, Canada's leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

Travelling internationally? Visit our Travel Ready Hub or IATA’s Timatic website for the latest government entry requirements. Customers are responsible for ensuring they meet all government entry requirements, including holding the correct travel documents, visas, any required health certificates, and all other eligibility requirements for any flights they purchase. Government requirements may change with little notice.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network. Air Canada provides scheduled service directly to more than 180 airports in Canada, the United States and Internationally on six continents. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger and freighter aircraft. Air Canada aims to achieve an ambitious net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. Air Canada shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OCTQX in the US.

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