Starting June 12th next year, Air Canada, the largest airline in Canada, will start operating direct flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport. This exciting addition includes two routes: one to Montreal, which is a new destination, and another to Toronto.
With five flights per week, Air Canada will provide a convenient connection between the Swedish capital and major cities in Canada and North America. As a key member of Star Alliance and the leading airline for both domestic and international travel in Canada, Air Canada’s presence at Stockholm Arlanda Airport will enhance travel options for passengers in the region.
Confidence in Swedish Air Travel Market
“There is great confidence in the Swedish air travel market, and Air Canada’s investment in direct routes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport is a clear sign of this. Air Canada will play an important role in connecting Stockholm to well-established markets in Canada, as well as North America and the rest of the world,” says Jonas Abrahamsson, president and CEO of Swedavia. “Swedavia’s main goal is to increase the connectivity, and Air Canada’s vast network facilitates for people to meet, whether for business, leisure or to visit family and friends.”
“We continue our strategy of building international scale at our Toronto and Montreal global hubs, and we are very pleased to deepen Air Canada’s longstanding presence in Northern Europe with the addition of flights to Stockholm. Toronto and Montreal are the third and fourth largest trans-Atlantic gateways, and we continue strengthening our hubs’ reach with our increased services to Scandinavia,” says Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President of Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada.
“Toronto and Montreal have been strategically developed to facilitate convenient connections throughout Air Canada’s extensive North American network and, with non-stop Dreamliner flights to Stockholm, we offer customers choice and ease while traveling between North America and Sweden’s capital city for business development, tourism, or visiting friends and family. Together with our added capacity to Copenhagen, we will operate up to 17 weekly flights this summer from Toronto and Montreal to Stockholm and Copenhagen. We look forward to welcoming customers onboard our flights,” Galardo concludes.
Air Canada Flights from Arlanda to Toronto and Montreal
Starting from June 12th, 2024, Air Canada will offer flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Toronto (YYZ) twice a week, on Thursdays and Sundays, throughout the summer schedule. Additionally, the airline will operate three weekly flights from Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) to Montreal (YUL) on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays.
Passengers will enjoy the comfort of a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft, which can accommodate up to 255 passengers. The aircraft offers three cabin options, including Signature Class with lie-flat seats, Premium Economy, and Economy Class.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is the largest airline in Canada and is the country’s flagship carrier. It is also one of the founding members of Star Alliance, a global network for air transportation. With over 180 destinations across Canada, the United States, and various countries worldwide, Air Canada offers a wide range of scheduled flights. It has earned a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax, a prominent airline rating organization.
Air Canada’s loyalty program, Aeroplan, allows members to earn and redeem points on a vast network of 45 partner airlines. In addition to flights, members can also enjoy rewards like merchandise, hotel stays, and car rentals. The airline’s cargo division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight services to numerous destinations worldwide, utilizing both passenger and freighter aircraft.
As part of its commitment to sustainability, Air Canada has set an ambitious goal to achieve net zero emissions from all its operations by 2050. The company’s shares are publicly traded on the TSX in Canada and the OTCQX in the US.
Swedavia’s work for fossil-free aviation
Swedavia has been actively working on reducing its carbon footprint and promoting sustainable practices at its ten airports. By the end of 2020, all of Swedavia’s airports successfully achieved the goal of eliminating fossil carbon dioxide emissions from their operations. In addition, Swedavia is increasing the usage of sustainable aviation fuel to have five percent of all fuel used for refueling at Swedish airports be fossil-free by 2025.
The organization’s efforts have garnered international recognition. Stockholm Arlanda earned the Eco-Innovation Airport of the Year by the Airports Council International in 2021. Passengers flying from any of Swedavia’s airports also have the option to support sustainable aviation by purchasing sustainable aviation fuel for their entire journey or part of it through the flygreenfund.se/swedavia platform.