Year-round direct flights of Air Canada on the route Toronto – Buenos Aires start on May 2, 2018, and seasonal flights on the route Montreal – Lima from December become year-roundAirline company Air Canada today announced a list of direct flights departing next summer from Toronto and Montreal, including three new destinations in its global network – Zagreb, Porto and Bucharest and the new route between Montreal and Lisbon. At the same time, Air Canada’s year-round Air Canada Rouge service between Montreal and Casablanca will be taken over by Air Canada.Air Canada also runs regular direct flights from Buenos Aires to Toronto, which currently have a transfer in Santiago. Air Canada will continue to connect Santiago and Toronto with direct flights. Flights from Montreal to Lima will take place throughout the year. “Today’s announcement strengthens Air Canada’s position as a leading global airline. Thanks to these new flights, Air Canada has become the only North American airline to offer flights to Romania, and we offer the most frequent flights from Canada to Croatia and Portugal, with the largest number of seats in total, ” said Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Transportation at Air Canada.Air Canada has already announced several new direct international flights for the summer of 2018, starting in June. Among them are the routes Vancouver – Paris, Vancouver – Zurich, Toronto – Shannon, Montreal – Tokyo – Narita and Montreal – Dublin. Also, the new Vancouver – Melbourne route, which starts in December 2017, will no longer be just seasonal, but year-round, starting in June 2018.