Air Canada adding five U.S. routes next spring

Air Canada plans to add San Antonio, Texas; Savannah, Ga.; and Memphis to its network of U.S. destinations.

Flights from Toronto to all three cities will launch on May 1. The San Antonio and Memphis services will be daily, and the Savannah flight will operate six times a week.

Those routes are three of five U.S. services that Air Canada announced this week. The carrier will also begin twice-daily flights from Vancouver to Denver on May 18 and daily Montreal-Dallas service on May 26.

"Apart from linking Canada's largest cities with popular U.S. destinations, these new and expanded services will also serve to channel traffic to and from our domestic and international networks through our major airport hubs, contributing to the success of our ongoing global expansion," said Benjamin Smith, Air Canada's president of passenger airlines.

Air Canada will be the only carrier flying from Toronto to San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah. It will compete against United on the Vancouver-Denver route and against American on the Montreal-Dallas route.

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