It has been announced that Air Canada are to fly between Gatwick and Toronto next summer.
The new, non-stop service is part of the airline’s global expansion plans, appealing to both business and leisure passengers.
The airline announcement comes at a buoyant time for Gatwick, as it announced this week that it has experienced its busiest year ever, with more than 8 million passenger using its two terminals.
Speaking about the new service, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada, Benjamin Smith, said, “Our new seasonal Air Canada rouge service between Toronto and London’s Gatwick airport will complement our extensive operation at London Heathrow, our largest gateway outside Canada with non-stop service from eight Canadian cities.
“Air Canada rouge is ideally-suited to serve London-Gatwick, with its focus on leisure travel and provide easy access to southern London. This new service will also make us the only Canadian carrier serving multiple airports in the London region and complements our Air Canada rouge service to Manchester and Edinburgh. Both new routes offer customers convenient connection times with our extensive domestic, U.S. transborder and international network.”
The service will launch in the summer of 2016.