The latest route from Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada’s leisure airline, will operate three times per week from Glasgow to Air Canada’s Toronto hub until the 25th September.
The announcement regarding the new route to Scotland’s largest city is one of the many new connections between Scotland and North America in recent weeks.
Earlier this year, Norwegian Air announced that they would be offering low-budget flights to Boston and other US cities from Edinburgh.
Margaret Skinner, Air Canada’s Director Sales Europe said: “This new route will offer our customers in the west of Scotland increased travel options, providing not only non-stop access to Toronto, but also convenient connections through our Air Canada Toronto hub to our extensive network in Canada, the USA, Latin America & the Caribbean.”
Air Canada already offers an Edinburgh-Toronto service with up to four flights per week throughout the summer period and it is hoped that the new direct route between Toronto and Glasgow will further increase tourism across Scotland.
Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “We are delighted to welcome this fantastic new air service from Air Canada Rouge connecting Toronto with Glasgow, further strengthening our international connectivity and putting Scotland on the world stage.”
Councillor Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council and Chair of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, said: “The arrival of Air Canada Rouge’s inaugural Toronto flight and the introduction of three services every week across the peak summer season is a significant boost for Glasgow, one which will further strengthen cultural and business links between our two great cities in the coming weeks.
“More than 40,000 Canadian tourists already visit Glasgow every year, boosting our economy by some £14 million. This is another great example of Glasgow’s efforts to continually grow its air links and connect the city to the global marketplace.”