British Airways and Canadian Airlines will expand their codesharing partnership this summer to include new flights between London and Ottawa and an additional daily service between London and Toronto.
Starting June 2, Canadian Airlines will introduce year round non-stop services between London Heathrow and Ottawa. The service, which will be codeshared with British Airways, will be operated by Boeing 767 aircraft on Tuesdays and Saturdays and DC-10 aircraft on Sundays. Flights will depart Heathrow Terminal 4 at 5.05pm and arrive at Ottawa at 7.10pm. Return flights will depart Ottawa at 10.50pm and arrive at Heathrow 10.20am the following morning. (All times are local).
In addition, British Airways will codeshare Canadian Airlines` new late evening service between London and Toronto. Dubbed “Starliner”, the service will start June 1, with daily departures from Heathrow Terminal 4 at 9.45pm arriving Toronto at 12.25am - offering the latest trans-Atlantic departure time from Europe. The new “Dayliner” flight will depart Toronto daily at 8.05am - the first flight of the day to the UK - arriving at Heathrow at 8.05pm the same day. The flights will be operated by Canadian Airlines` Boeing 767 aircraft.
Peter Spencer, British Airways` Director for The Americas “This further expansion of our codeshare arrangements with Canadian will enable our customer to fly to more points in Canada, with the added benefit of more frequencies and better timings.”
The new schedule was also welcomed by Canadian Airlines` General Manager UK and Ireland, Gary Cross. He said: “We are delighted to announce our biggest ever schedule to Canada, particularly with the reintroduction of our Ottawa service and the new Toronto schedule which gives us an excellent spread of departure times to suit the needs of our business passengers. “