Air Canada will be flying to destinations around the world this summer. Included in its newly-released summer 2020 schedule are flights from Montreal to select U.S., European, and Caribbean cities, as well as a wide selection of domestic flights. "Air Canada is offering customers a choice of nearly 100 destinations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world with an abridged schedule this summer," the company announced Friday.\n"As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, during which as much as 95 percent of our flights stopped operating and which has left us flying to less than half last year's destinations, our customers are expressing their eagerness to travel, where it is safe to do so," Chief Commercial Officer Lucie Guillemette wrote.\nAmong the highlights are flights from Montreal to Frankfurt, London, Paris, and Brussels in June, followed later in the summer by flights to Athens, Rome, and Geneva.\nOne flight a week each to Martinique and Guadeloupe will begin in early June before flights to Mexico, Cuba, the Bahamas, the Turks & Caicos, and the Dominican Republic pick back up in July.\nAs for the U.S., once-daily flights from Montreal to Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Newark, and New York will take off beginning June 22, with Boston being twice-daily.\nDenver, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando, San Francisco, and Washington will open up for Montrealers in July.\nView this post on Instagram Not going to get this view for some time. Hope everyone’s doing well at home, or staying safe at work. #flytheflag #aircanada #boeing787 #dreamliner #engineview #travel #airplane #avgeek #genx A post shared by Tiezheng (@tiezheng) on Apr 3, 2020 at 3:03am PDT\nThe complete summer flight schedule, including 18 flights from Montreal to other cities within Canada, is available on the Air Canada website.\nThe company has also revised its booking policy so that "new bookings made up to June 30, 2020, can be changed without fees for original travel between March 1, 2020, and June 30, 2021."\nAir Canada employees will also operate under what Guillemette calls a "comprehensive biosecurity program," including "measures that limit unnecessary interactions," a requirement to use personal protective equipment, and "state-of-the-art cleaning techniques."\nView this post on Instagram We were all hit hard - harder than we could have imagined. But we are resilient, and focused on what’s to come. We are ready for takeoff. #FlyTheFlag . . Nous avons tous été durement touchés – plus que nous n’aurions pu l’imaginer. Mais nous sommes résilients, et tournés vers l’avenir. Nous sommes prêts pour le décollage. #HautleDrapeau A post shared by Air Canada (@aircanada) on May 22, 2020 at 10:48am PDT\nAlongside the summer schedule announcement, the airline released a spunky new commercial on its Instagram page.\n"We were all hit hard — harder than we could have imagined. But we are resilient and focused on what’s to come. We are ready for takeoff," it announces.\nView this post on Instagram From Lima to Toronto with ❤️. Our dedicated crew is ready to bring more Canadians back to the place they call home on AC2012. #FlyTheFlag . . De Lima à Toronto avec ❤️. Notre équipe dévouée est prête à ramener plus de Canadiens à la maison, avec le vol AC2012. #HautLeDrapeau A post shared by Air Canada (@aircanada) on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:44pm PDT\nThe announcement from Air Canada is at least a sign of optimism that Montrealers will once again be able to travel this summer.\nStay tuned for more news.