United Airlines & Air Canada Extend Partnership


United Airlines and Air Canada have announced an extension on their partnership as Star Alliance members today. The pair, through the partnership, will boost their transborder agreement for the upcoming summer 2023 season.

There’ll be a new United-operated flight between Washington-Dulles and Calgary, alongside an Air Canada flight between Vancouver and Washington-Dulles. Ultimately, the route announcements are increasing connectivity out of Washington-Dulles to major cities in Canada.

The pair continue to work together to optimise their transborder schedules to boost passenger satisfaction. Meanwhile, there’s a big focus also placed on enabling smoother connections across their hubs. While adding more daily flights to cities, the ambition is to provide more flexible flight times. Whether for business, leisure or connecting travel, the benefits will be more than present.

Through our longstanding partnership with United Airlines, Air Canada has been able to offer customers ever-increasing and significant benefits. This summer, customers will have even greater choice and convenience with our joint summer schedule made possible by our airlines’ new enhanced transborder agreement. Together we will offer more than 260 daily departures to the U.S, and new non-stop flights from Vancouver and Calgary to Washington-Dulles.

Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President Network Planning and Revenue Management at
Air Canada

The pair are proud to work together. The United Airlines flight to Calgary will begin June 2nd with an Airbus A319. Meanwhile, Air Canada’s service from Vancouver to Washington-Dulles is set to start one day earlier on June 1st. The flight will be operated by a 737-8, part of the 737 MAX family and a pivotal aircraft for Air Canada’s narrowbody network.

A look at Air Canada and United Airlines’ newly announced route schedule, from flight numbers, timings and frequencies.

The U.S.-Canada transborder market was one of the world’s most enormous pre-pandemic. This can especially be noted in international passenger air transportation, where it was the second biggest. Measured by seats, it’s also the most important for Canada and the United States. This means the two airlines mentioned above working closely together can only positively affect those seeking to utilise the services.

Daniel Fowkes
24 Feb 2023
· Airlines 

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