Air Canada currently flies to New York JFK from its hub at
Air Canada’s decision to exit JFK was first reported by the aptly named Airline Route blog. Air Canada spokesman
Air Canada says its exit from JFK will allow it to focus on its existing service to the
“As JFK offers limited options for convenient arrival and departure times due to slot constraints, we have elected to re-focus on our main New York City-area operations at LaGuardia and Newark,” Reber says in a statement to Today in the Sky.
“As a result, we will be increasing capacity by adding daily round-trips to Newark from Toronto and Montreal and operating larger
With the changes, Reber says Air Canada plans to operate “a combined total of more than 240 roundtrip flights per week between the two airports and our Toronto, Montreal,
Of course, Air Canada becomes the second big Star Alliance carrier to exit New York JFK in the past year.
United abandoned JFK in October, shifting its JFK flights to Newark as part of a broader slot swap with
Both United and Delta also serve New York’s LaGuardia airport. Delta still flies from Newark, though the slot swap reduced its presence there.
There’s no concrete timeline as to when a decision might be reached regarding the
(Ben Mutzabaugh - USA Today / Today in the Sky)