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Air Canada announces dozens of U.S. routes as border restrictions ease

Grounded Air Canada planes sit on the tarmac at Pearson International Airport during the COVID-19 pandemic in Toronto, Wednesday, April 28, 2021. Air Canada is announcing dozens of trans-border routes to the U.S. as part of its summer schedule, with the change coming after the Canadian government loosened border restrictions Monday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
July 19, 2021 - 3:20 PM

MONTREAL - Air Canada is adding dozens of routes to the United States as part of its summer schedule, with the change coming after the federal government loosened border restrictions Monday.

The airline says the 55 routes to 34 destinations will add up to 220 daily Air Canada flights between the two countries.

Fully vaccinated U.S. citizens and permanent residents will be able to enter Canada with relaxed testing measures and without mandatory hotel quarantines as of Aug. 9.

The additional flights are at airports in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary.

The airline says its regular onboard services for things like food will resume on trans-border flights that are longer than two hours.

Air Canada says its schedule is still subject to change based on changes in the pandemic.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published July 19, 2021.

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