Air Canada Rebuilding Capacity for Summer Recovery on PEI

Charlottetown, PE – Air Canada recently announced plans to expand their North American network this summer as the airline looks to accelerate their recovery from COVID. As a result, YYG Charlottetown Airport will see a significant increase in capacity compared to the past two summers, even surpassing 2019 record capacity levels in the peak summer tourism months of July and August.

“Air Canada’s summer plan for YYG is exciting news for our airport, and for all of the province’s tourism industry,” said Doug Newson, CEO at YYG Charlottetown Airport. “We thank Air Canada for their willingness to restore seat capacity to pre-pandemic levels, including the restoration of non-stop service from Ottawa starting June 1. Air Canada’s vast network is vitally important to PEI as we get back to welcoming visitors from all over the world to our Island.”

“People are ready to travel, and we’re excited to relaunch summer seasonal service between Charlottetown and Ottawa on June 1 with daily flights operated by Air Canada Express Jazz with a Q400. This adds to our Toronto and Montreal service that will operate up to three times a day with Air Canada Rouge with an A320 and A319 respectively,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning & Revenue Management at Air Canada. “With overall travel demand accelerating, our flights linking Charlottetown will be of interest to customers visiting friends and family and those looking to explore Canada’s iconic Maritime province.  The routes are scheduled to connect easily to a myriad of flights across Canada, the United States and Europe. We look forward to welcoming you onboard.”

Air Canada summer schedule highlights include:

  • Toronto: up to 3x daily flights in peak summer with Air Canada Rouge 168-seat Airbus 320.
  • Montreal: up to 3x daily flights in peak summer with Air Canada Rouge 136-seat Airbus 319.
  • Ottawa: Daily flights with a 78-seat Q400 turboprop, starting June 1st and continuing to late October.

“I am thrilled to see Air Canada expand capacity at the Charlottetown Airport as we head into spring and summer. As one of the main points of entry to our Province and City, we must continue to effectively and safely welcome travelers, tourists and business through our airport. With investments like these, we look forward to a bright and prosperous summer travel season in Charlottetown.” – Mayor Philip Brown

Flights are now available for booking at

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About the Airport Authority

Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a safe, secure, and fiscally responsible airport that connects PEI to the world and drives economic growth. Prior to the pandemic, more than 383,000 passengers travelled through the airport on an annual basis, generating more than $103-million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island.


Doug Newson, CEO

Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.

902-566-7997 x222

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