Air Canada will launch several new nonstop, year-round transborder routes in spring of 2018 from Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton and Vancouver. All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s global schedule, according to the airline, and provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits; and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline Canada airports, priority boarding and other benefits. The routes include: Vancouver-Sacramento, Edmonton-San Francisco, Toronto-Omaha, Toronto-Providence, Montreal-Baltimore and Montreal-Pittsburgh. Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, said that the carrier continues to strategically expand its North American transborder network to offer the only services from Canada to Sacramento, Omaha and Providence; and flights from additional Canadian airports to Baltimore. As the largest foreign carrier serving the USA, said Smith, “we are pleased to offer customers even more non-stop travel choices between Canada and the US, as well as the ability to conveniently connect onward through our extensive global network at our Canadian hubs.”