United, Air Canada to Add Transborder D.C. Service

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United, Air Canada to Add Transborder D.C. Service

United Airlines and Air Canada, which expanded their cross-border joint venture agreement in July, will add two new routes between Canada and the United States in June, offering “optimized connections” at each airline’s hubs, the airlines announced on Thursday .

Air Canada will operate non-stop flights between Vancouver, BC and Washington’s Dulles International Airport beginning June 1 using Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The flight operates five times a week every Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. United will introduce daily flights between Dulles and Calgary on June 2 using Airbus 319 aircraft.

Members of the airlines’ MileagePlus and Aeroplan loyalty programs can earn and redeem miles on these codeshare flights, according to the companies.

With the addition of the two new routes, Air Canada and United will offer more than 260 daily cross-border departures in the summer of 2023, representing a roughly 20 percent increase in capacity from last summer, the airlines said.

Together, the airlines will operate 16 daily flights between Toronto and Newark Liberty International Airport, 13 daily flights between Toronto and Chicago, and 11 daily flights between Vancouver and San Francisco. The airlines will also offer a second daily flight between Calgary and Chicago and Houston, and a second between Edmonton and Denver.