Nov 19 2015
Air Canada will start flying non-stop next year between Jacksonville International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), the airline announced Thursday.
The year-round service is currently scheduled for the weekends beginning May 2016.
“We are very excited to welcome Air Canada to JAX,” said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer, Jacksonville Aviation Authority. “This service gives Canadians an opportunity to enjoy Northeast Florida’s many amenities while offering our community a nonstop connection to Canada.”
Air Canada does not currently serve northeast Florida, making them the newest entrant into the market. Grossman is hopeful that with community support of the flight, more daily operations are possible in the future.
“Canadians visit the U.S. more than any other country and Air Canada’s extensive trans-border network makes it the foreign carrier with the most flights to the U.S.,” said Lisa Pierce, senior director, U.S. Sales and Market Development at Air Canada. “Air Canada also offers convenient onward connections through our expansive global network to destinations around the world on North America’s only four-star, international network carrier.”