February 22. It comes as Canada’s flag carrier reveals ten additional short-haul routes: Toronto to Salt Lake City; Montréal to Atlanta, Detroit, Gander, Minneapolis, Nashville, and San Diego; Vancouver to Austin and Halifax; and Calgary to Fort St. John. Only Toronto-Salt Lake has been served before, briefly in 2006 and then May 2016 to October 2017.
Toronto to Tel Aviv will kick off the returning routes, with a departure set for March 1st. Nearly half of the 34 routes will resume in March or April. They’re shown below and include classic and tried-and-tested leisure and visiting friends and relatives (VFR) markets. As with American Airlines, this isn’t a time for experimentation but rather to focus on surefire winners.
As you’d expect, frequencies start low, even once-weekly, but gradually rise as summer progresses, hopefully in line with demand. The exception is Halifax to London Heathrow. Not only does it have five-weekly services, but they’re operated by 169-seat B737 MAX 8s (which partly explains why it starts higher). It also operates to the UK during the day, leaving Nova Scotia at 11:00 and arriving at Heathrow at 21:00 local time.
Source: Simple Flying