Air Canada and United Airlines announced that through their enhanced transborder joint business agreement, they will offer “industry leading” capacity and new routes between Canada and the US for summer 2023 – including a new United-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Calgary and a new Air Canada-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Vancouver.

The carriers have collaboratively optimized their schedules, subject to applicable government and regulatory conditions, and added more flights to provide customers greater connectivity and more flexible flight times, with over 80 transborder codeshare routes and more than 260 daily flights.

Mark Galardo, senior vice president-network planning and revenue management at Air Canada, said the coordinated schedules will provide business travelers with the convenience of hourly service and the additional comfort of a business cabin on all flights between Toronto and New York and Chicago, as well as between Vancouver and San Francisco.

The new nonstop service between Vancouver and Washington Dulles will begin June 1 while the new nonstop flight between Calgary and Washington-Dulles starts on June 2.

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The coordinated schedules will enable both carriers to offer shuttle-style hourly service throughout the day between key Air Canada and United hubs. The airlines will offer 29 daily flights with complementary timings between Toronto and New York/Newark and Chicago; and 11 daily flights between Vancouver and San Francisco.

The two airlines announced the joint business agreement for the Canada-US transborder market in July 2022.

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