Air Canada rouge (RV, Toronto Pearson) will replace the mainline Air Canada unit on the planned flights from Montréal Trudeau and Toronto Pearson to Reykjavik Keflavik, presumably due to the B737-8 grounding, Airline Route has revealed.

The Canadian carrier plans to launch services to Iceland on June 1. It originally planned to deploy the MAX 8s 4x weekly from Toronto and 3x weekly from Montreal, pitting it directly against Icelandair, which already operates both routes.

However, analysis of the Canadian carrier's booking engine reveals that the flights to Keflavik are now scheduled to operate with A319-100s by low-cost subsidiary Air Canada rouge.

Air Canada is one of the world's largest operators of B737 MAX 8s. It took delivery of twenty-four units of the type prior to the grounding in March. It has a further twenty-six MAX 8s and twelve B737-9s on order with Boeing.