Air Canada increases services to Atlantic Canada

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Air Canada has increased its capacity to Newfoundland and Labrador by 5% year-on-year in its schedule between June and October.

The Montreal-based airline will extend its seasonal daily nonstop between St. John's, Newfoundland, and London's Heathrow airport through the end of October from 30 September, as well as upgauge two of its six daily flights between St. John's and Toronto to an Airbus A320 from an A319 and one of its five daily flights between St. John's and Halifax to an A320 from an Embraer 190 through the end of August.

Air Canada Express will also increase year-round service between Deer Lake, Gander, Goose Bay and Sept Iles to Wabush with connections on to Halifax and St. John's.

The airline is the only one with service between St. John's and London-Heathrow, according to Innovata schedules. WestJet also flies between St. John's and Toronto, and Porter Airlines also has service between St. John's and Halifax.

Air Canada Express competes with Provincial Airlines on services in Labrador, according to Innovata.