73ºF

Air Canada announces non-stop service to Jacksonville International Airport

Travel starts from Toronto to Jacksonville next year

photo

Air Canada will start flying non-stop next year between Jacksonville International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), the airline announced Thursday.

The year-round service is currently scheduled for the weekends beginning May 2016.

"We are very excited to welcome Air Canada to JAX," said Steve Grossman, chief executive officer, Jacksonville Aviation Authority. "This service gives Canadians an opportunity to enjoy Northeast Florida's many amenities while offering our community a nonstop connection to Canada."

Air Canada does not currently serve northeast Florida, making them the newest entrant into the market. Grossman is hopeful that with community support of the flight, more daily operations are possible in the future.

"Canadians visit the U.S. more than any other country and Air Canada's extensive trans-border network makes it the foreign carrier with the most flights to the U.S.," said Lisa Pierce, senior director, U.S. Sales and Market Development at Air Canada. "Air Canada also offers convenient onward connections through our expansive global network to destinations around the world on North America's only four-star, international network carrier."

The Saturday and Sunday schedule for the new route is:   

Departing Airport

Arriving Airport

Departure Time

Arrival Time

Aircraft Type

YYZ

JAX

9:20 a.m.

11:40 a.m.

E75

JAX

YYZ

12:15 p.m.

2:55 p.m.

E75