Air Canada to Resume and Extend Non-Stop Service between Edinburgh and Toronto

30th March 2023
  • Service to operate up to daily during the summer peak and continue three times weekly into the winter season
  • Convenient connections across North America and beyond via Toronto hub
  • Air Canada offers more daily flights from the UK to Canada than any other airline

EDINBURGH, 30 March 2023 – Air Canada has announced it will resume and extend its non-stop service between Edinburgh and Toronto. Starting 2 June 2023 and flying up to daily during the summer peak, the extended service 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 from Edinburgh to 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 pleased to announce the return of our non-stop services from Edinburgh to Toronto,” said Stephen Gerrard, Air Canada General Manager Sales, U.K. and Ireland. “Our newly extended service from Edinburgh will not only provide our customers in Scotland with a direct link to Canada during both the summer and winter seasons, but also allow convenient onward travel options across North America. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence.”

"Extending this service into the winter months is very exciting for us and we are really happy to see Air Canada's confidence in the strong Edinburgh market through to January,” said Kate Sherry, Chief Commercial Officer (Aero) at Edinburgh Airport. "Toronto is a beautiful city all year round and there is so much to 'CN' do there for passengers who want to have that direct link to Canada beyond summer."

In addition to the upcoming service 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 from Dublin to Vancouver and Montreal, between Manchester and Toronto and fifth freedom service from London Heathrow to Mumbai, as part of Air Canada’s resumption of flights between Toronto and Mumbai via London Heathrow.

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U.S. Customs pre-clearance

Travelling to the U.S. with Air Canada is seamless when connecting in Canada. Customers departing from the United Kingdom are not required to collect their bags during the transit process and can pre-clear U.S. Customs and Immigration in Toronto. Air Canada’s network and schedule is built to connect its customers quickly to their final destination.

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 leg room and premium services, and Economy featuring complimentary Chef-inspired and designed meals, wines and beverages. All cabins have inflight entertainment screens at every seat with hours of complimentary onboard entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wi-fi connectivity.

Air Canada has 23 Maple Leaf Lounges located in North America and worldwide for eligible customers.

Air Canada's onboard services on international flights departing Canada showcase some of the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada's panel of celebrity chefs, including award- winning, Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, and renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and Jérôme Ferrer. 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 programme, when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

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 has committed to a 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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