Air Canada Launches Cool New Summer Destination: Iceland

Air Canada Unveils New Livery Inspired by Canada (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada is inaugurating service to its newest international destination this evening with Air Canada Rouge flight AC1970 from Toronto to Reykjavik, Iceland. The new, non-stop service will operate this summer four days a week from Toronto and three days a week from Montreal.

“Iceland’s rugged beauty and intriguing cultural attractions are making it a prime destination for travellers seeking new adventures and Air Canada is pleased to be the only Canadian airline and only Star Alliance carrier in North America to serve the island, providing convenient connections across Canada and the U.S.A.,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. “Iceland is the latest addition to our expanding international network as these new services from Toronto and Montreal are two of 11 new routes being launched this summer.”

Already this summer Air Canada has begun new services from Vancouver to Frankfurt, Nagoya, Taipei and London-Gatwick, from Toronto to Berlin, and from Montreal to Marseille. Other new routes beginning soon include Toronto to Mumbai (July 1) and Montreal to Tel Aviv (June 22) and Algiers (July 1).

The new non-stop service to Iceland will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with a 136-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering a choice of Premium Rouge and Economy cabins of service with in-flight internet satellite connectivity throughout. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at the Toronto and Montreal hubs, priority boarding and other benefits.


FlightFromToDepartArriveDays of operationSchedule dates
AC1970TorontoReykjavik11:25 p.m.9:00 a.m. (+1 day)Mon, Wed, Thur, SatJune 21 – Oct 7
AC1971ReykjavikToronto10:00 a.m.11:50 a.m.Tue, Thur, Fri, SunJune 22 – Oct 8
AC1972MontrealReykjavik11:45 p.m.9:00 a.m. (+1 day)Tue, Fri, SunJune 23 – Oct 8
AC1973ReykjavikMontreal10:00 a.m.11:15 a.m.Mon, Wed, SatJune 24 – Oct 9


About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 95 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax. For more information, please visit:, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

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