Air Canada to discontinue service to 3 US cities

Air Canada has announced that, effective November 1, it will end service to Harrisburg, Rochester and Syracuse in the US, the company said.

The Montreal-based carrier currently serves the three cities from its Toronto Pearson hub with 18-seat Beech 1900D aircraft operated by its regional partner Air Georgian.

Air Canada Express operator Jazz Aviation will assume the Toronto-Sarnia flight using Bombardier Dash 8 turboprops, schedules show.

The Mississauga-based Air Georgian´s other routes from Calgary, and those within the Canadian Maritimes, remain unaffected.

Air Canada said it plans to sell its itineraries to Syracuse and Rochester that involve connections in Chicago via its codeshare with United Airlines.

Air Canada has grown rapidly to the USA in recent years, in a bid to carry more US travelers to overseas destinations via its Canadian hubs.