Air Canada celebrates the launch of Montreal-Tokyo Narita nonstop flights

The departure today of AC005 marks the launch of the very first scheduled flight between Montreal and Japan. (CNW Group/Air Canada)

The departure on June 1, 2018 of Air Canada flight AC005 (above) marks the launch of the very first scheduled flight between Montreal and Japan. Flights will operate year-round with Air Canada’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, daily during summer peak travel and three times a week during the winter. Air Canada’s new transpacific service from its Montreal hub is designed to optimize connectivity to several Canadian and U.S. cities: Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Charlottetown, Boston, Philadelphia and Orlando.

Air Canada Celebrates Launch of Montreal–Tokyo Narita Non-stop Flights (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft feature three cabins of service offering comfortable ergonomic seating and enhanced definition intuitive touch personal entertainment screens.  Air Canada’s Signature Class has 180-degree lie-flat seats in configuration guaranteeing direct aisle access. The Premium Economy cabin offers more generous personal space, wider seats, greater legroom and recline, premium meals, complimentary bar service, priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport. The Economy cabin has slimline seats providing comfortable personal space and state-of-the-art individual on-demand entertainment system.

All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at the Montreal hub, priority boarding and other benefits.

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Montreal (YUL)


Tokyo Narita (NRT)



Tokyo Narita (NRT)


Montreal (YUL)


Air Canada operates more nonstop flights between Canada and Japan than any other carrier with up to 37 nonstop return flights between Canada and Japan per week. Complimenting the new service between Montreal–Tokyo Narita, Air Canada operates daily flights between Vancouver–Tokyo Narita; daily flights between Toronto and Tokyo Haneda; summer seasonal flights up to seven times a week between Calgary–Tokyo Narita. Air Canada Rouge also offers summer seasonal service to Osaka’sKansai International Airport up to six times per week and to Chubu Centrair International Airport in Nagoya up to three times per week.

In 2018, Air Canada is launching ten new destinations from Montreal: London, Windsor, Victoria (Canada); TokyoNarita, (Japan); Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore (U.S.); Dublin (Ireland); Lisbon(Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania).

All photos by Air Canada.