Air Canada launches Montreal-Lima service; first year-round nonstop South American flights from Montreal

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-33A ER C-GHPE (msn 33423) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 937710.

The arrival of flight AC1942 at Lima’s Jorge Chávez International Airport on the morning of December 17, 2017 marked the successful launch Air Canada’s nonstop service between Montreal and Lima, Peru, Montreal’s first year-round link to the southern hemisphere. The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service.

“Air Canada is continuing its global expansion with the launch of MontrealLima the first South American route from our Montreal hub that will offer business and leisure travelers as well as freight forwarders from Quebec and Atlantic Canada convenient access to Peru. This new route will complement our existing flights from Toronto, and strategically position Air Canada as an important player in the growing market between Montreal and Latin America. South America will be the third new continent Air Canada serves from Montreal in two years, after Africa (Casablanca and Algiers) and Asia (Shanghai.),” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “This concludes an exceptional year of growth out of Montreal-Trudeau with the introduction of eight new destinations. Our global expansion will continue next year as we have already announced service to eight new destinations including TokyoNarita (Japan), Dublin(Ireland), Lisbon (Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania). Over the past five years Air Canada has increased capacity from Montreal by 83% and added 29 new destinations.”

 

This new route also leverages Montreal as a pivotal connection point for cargo. This new route will facilitate the flow of air freight between Lima and other key markets in Air Canada’s network, including Shanghai, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Brussels and other major trade points.  The schedule provides for one of the best transit times available.

 

Flight #

Depart

Time

Arrive

Time

Frequency

AC1942

Montreal

17:10

Lima

01:45 + 1

Tuesday/Saturday

AC1943

Lima

03:15

Montreal

11:30

Wednesday/Sunday

 

Air Canada at Montreal-Trudeau airport

In 2017 Air Canada started service to Shanghai (China), Marseille (France), Dallas/Ft. Worth (U.S.), Washington/Dulles (U.S.), Keflavik (Iceland), Tel-Aviv (Israel), Algiers (Algeria) and to Lima (Peru).

Air Canada’s has announced eight new destinations from Montreal for 2018: Victoria (British Columbia), TokyoNarita (Japan), Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore (U.S.), Dublin (Ireland), Lisbon (Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania).

With flights to 23 U.S. cities, the most of any airline, it has never been easier to connect in Montreal to Air Canada’s global network including Paris, Lyon, Geneva, Brussels and Casablanca. With the introduction of our new international services from Montreal to Europe, Asia and North Africa, international travelers are increasingly finding that connecting through Montreal on Air Canada is the most convenient way to fly to and from the U.S. on North America’s Best Airline as rated by Skytrax.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-33A ER C-GHPE (msn 33423) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 937710.

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