Category Archives: Air Canada rouge

Air Canada adds two Western Canada routes from Quebec City

Air Canada has announced today two new seasonal services departing from Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec CityVancouver and Calgary.

Flights to Vancouver will start on May 20, 2022, with up to three flights a week and service to Calgary will debut on May 21, 2022, offering up to four weekly flights. These new routes will be operated by Air Canada Rouge on an Airbus A319, featuring Premium Rouge and Economy services, product enhancements including upgraded streaming entertainment and options to purchase high-speed wi-fi.

Services to Vancouver and Calgary are in addition to two other new routes already announced back in July to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, starting November 19 and December 17, respectively, and to the increased frequency to Punta Cana and Cancun as of December 20. Also, Air Canada’s capacity to Montreal and Toronto from Quebec City will be returning to 2019 levels by next summer, with eight and five daily flights, respectively.

Flight schedule – Summer 2022

Flight

From

To

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

AC 1871

Quebec City

Vancouver

09:45

12:20

Monday,

Wednesday, Friday

AC 1870

Vancouver

Quebec City

13:10

21:07

AC 1873

Quebec City

Calgary

10:45

13:30

Tuesday,

Thursday,

Saturday, Sunday

AC 1872

 

Calgary

Quebec City

14:30

20:43

These flights are conveniently timed for connections onward to other destinations in Canada, the US and our international network from either Vancouver or Calgary.

Air Canada Rouge returns to the skies with all-Airbus fleet

Air Canada Rouge, Air Canada’s leisure airline, resumed service today with flights operating between Toronto and Las VegasOrlando, and Regina, with other destinations being introduced in September, including Cancun and Tampa.

Air Canada Rouge also provided a sneak peek of the cabin interior that will be available on nine Airbus A321 aircraft of the 39-aircraft Rouge Fleet, with the first entering service later this fall.
These nine aircraft feature a new contemporary interior design with playful Rouge brand accents and will be configured with leather seats, with 30-inch seat pitch in the Economy cabin. The A321 Rouge aircraft also offer upgraded personal power options, including USB-C ports, and a convenient personal electronic device holder integrated into the seatback.

With the resumption of Air Canada Rouge service, which had been suspended since spring 2021, customers can also enjoy recent product and design enhancements onboard all Rouge aircraft. These include:

  • Upgraded streaming entertainment – customers no longer need to use an app to stream content; customers can now stream hours of television and movies available on a complimentary basis directly to their own device via their web browser, or their complimentary, sanitized iPad in Premium Rouge.
  • Refreshed uniforms – Rouge flight attendants will be sporting a new uniform featuring many pieces of the award-winning Air Canada mainline uniform, accented with new neckwear and brevets to represent the Rouge brand.

All Air Canada Rouge flights are operated with narrow-body Airbus aircraft offering high-speed Wi-Fi (available for purchase) and a choice of Premium Rouge and Economy services. Customers traveling in the Premium Rouge cabin will be offered a complimentary bar and beverage service, and a complimentary meal on flights over two hours, or a snack on flights of shorter duration.

Rouge no longer operates the larger Boeing 767-300. The fleet is now now all-Airbus.

Air Canada Rouge to launch two new connections to Florida and more frequent flights to Mexico and the Dominican Republic from Quebec City

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-GARJ (msn 752) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104480.

Air Canada has announced two new winter services departing from Quebec City-Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB): Orlando and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, two very popular sun destinations in Florida, highly favored by Quebecers. Flights to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood will start on November 19 and flights to Orlando on December 17. Starting December 4, Air Canada will also be offering more flights to Punta Cana and Cancun.

Air Canada flights out of Quebec City will be operated by Air Canada Rouge on Airbus A319 planes that can accommodate 136 passengers.

Connection

Frequency

Start date

Quebec City–
Fort Lauderdale

Up to 4 x weekly

November 19

Quebec City–Orlando

1 x weekly

December 17

Quebec City–Punta Cana

2 x weekly

December 5

Quebec City–Cancun

2 x weekly

December 4

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-GARJ (msn 752) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104480.

Air Canada suspends all Rouge operations

Air Canada suspended Air Canada Rouge operations as of February 8 due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Air Canada previously announced that beginning on January 31, it was temporarily suspending flights to Mexican and Caribbean destinations for 90 days in response to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, particularly during the Spring Break period. The decision, designed to achieve an orderly reduction in service and minimize customer impact, was taken in collaboration with the Government of Canada following consultations.

Air Canada Rouge operated most of those flights.

Air Canada Rouge returns to the skies

The departure of Air Canada flight AC1810 from Toronto to Cancun today (November 2, 2020) marked the return of Air Canada Rouge to the skies.

“Air Canada Rouge remains an important part of our overall strategy in rebuilding Air Canada’s global network. As leisure traffic resumes, we will progressively add Air Canada Rouge to select North American leisure markets from Eastern Canada,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning and Alliances at Air Canada.

Air Canada Rouge flights are operated with narrow-body Airbus aircraft featuring a choice of Premium Rouge and Economy services. Customers travelling in the Premium Rouge cabin will be offered a complimentary, pre-packaged meal curated by celebrated Montreal chef Antonio Parkwith complimentary bar and beverage service. All customers onboard Rouge flights will have access to complementary in-flight entertainment that is streamed right to their personal smartphone or device of choice without the requirement to download an app. Premium Rouge customers will also be offered the complimentary use of sanitized iPads containing entertainment content.

All flights are operated using the Air Canada CleanCare+ suite of biosafety measures. Customers can collect and redeem Aeroplan points through Canada’s leading loyalty program when travelling and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

Air Canada Rouge launches the first international route from Québec City

Air Canada Rouge’s first international flight out of Quebec City (YQB) flew to Cancún, Mexico on the morning of December 21.

Surrounded by a colorful decor and environment, passengers were treated to a warm welcome from Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB; David Rheault, Managing Director – Government and Community Relations at Air Canada; and Guy Marchand, General Manager – Eastern Canada Sales for Air Canada Vacations.

De gauche à droite :

Agents de bord, Air Canada Rouge
Jean-Luc Tremblay, chef de secteur des ventes – Québec
Stéphane Poirier, Président et chef de la direction de YQB
David Rheault, directeur général des relations gouvernementales et avec les collectivités chez Air Canada 
Père Noël et jeunes voyageurs 
Agents de bord
Gary Doucet, Chef d'escale, Air Canada (CNW Group/Aéroport de Québec)

Air Canada Rouge’s flights to Cancún began on December 21 and will end on April 11, 2020. Flights to Punta Cana will begin on December 22, 2019, and end on April 12, 2020. These routes are flown by an Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321 in a 200-seat all-economy configuration.

Air Canada Rouge aircraft photo gallery:

 

Air Canada completes installation of satellite connectivity across full Air Canada Rouge fleet

Air Canada said today that Rouge Wi-Fi high-speed satellite-based connectivity provided by Gogo is now available across the entire Air Canada Rouge fleet of 65 aircraft that fly globally and across North America.

Air Canada Completes Installation of Satellite Connectivity Across Full Air Canada Rouge Fleet (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Customers can choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit their requirements with starting prices of $8.50 CAD simply by connecting to the “Rouge Wi-Fi” network onboard and following the instructions.

In addition to the full Air Canada Rouge fleet, satellite based Wi-Fi is already available on all Air Canada Boeing 777s, and most Boeing 787s and Airbus A330s with the remainder to be completed early 2020. Air Canada Wi-Fi connectivity is also available across the carrier’s entire mainline narrow body fleet and the Air Canada Express Embraer 175 and Bombardier CRJ-900 fleets. Air Canada’s new Airbus A220 fleet which it begins taking delivery of before the end of 2019 will come equipped with satellite based wi-fi.

Air Canada Rouge aircraft photo gallery:

Air Canada to begin year-round flights from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia

Air Canada today announced the introduction of new year-round service between Montreal and Bogotá, Colombia beginning June 2, 2020. Flights will operate three times weekly onboard Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of premium and economy service.

Air Canada today announced the introduction of new year-round service between Montreal and Bogotá, Colombia beginning June 2, 2020 (CNW Group/Air Canada)

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC1952

Montreal 22:45

Bogotá 04:15 + 1 day

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

AC1953

Bogotá 09:00

Montreal 16:20

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive network at its Montreal hub. In addition, flights are timed to connect to Star Alliance partner Avianca’s network to other destinations including Medellin, Cartagena, Cali, Lima, Cuzco, Guayaquil and Quito.

Air Canada Rouge aircraft photo gallery:

 

Air Canada introduces winter service from Quebec City to Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2013 (second)

Air Canada today announced two new winter services from Quebec City (YQB) to popular sun destinations Cancun, Mexico and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Service to Cancun begins December 21, 2019 until April 11, 2020, while Punta Cana flights start December 22, 2019 until April 12, 2020.

 

The flights will be operated on a 200-seat all-economy Air Canada Rouge Airbus A321.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC1776

Quebec City 08:00

Cancun 13:00

Saturday

AC1777

Cancun 14:00

Quebec City 18:30

Saturday

AC1772

Quebec City 08:20

Punta Cana 13:50

Sunday

AC1773

Punta Cana 14:50

Quebec City 18:30

Sunday

This announcement represents the first expansion of Air Canada’s leisure travel offerings since the announcement of its exclusive agreement to pursue a combination with Transat A.T. The transaction, if completed, is expected to facilitate continued growth and expansion in the highly competitive, global leisure travel segment.

Air Canada in Quebec City

Including these two new routes, Air Canada will offer close to 1.2 million seats in the Quebec City market in 2019. Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate approximately 275 flights per week between Quebec and Montreal, Sept-Iles, Gaspe, Toronto and Ottawa.

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A321-211 WL C-FJOU (msn 6873) FLL (Tony Storck). Image: 930981.

Air Canada Rouge aircraft slide show:

Air Canada rouge launches new seasonal services to Bordeaux

Air Canada made this announcement:

With flight AC1908 landing on July 4 in Bordeaux, Air Canada marks the launch of new nonstop seasonal service from Montreal to its fifth destination in France. The service to the popular wine region runs between July 3 and September 8, 2019 three days a week.

Taste The Fine Wine Of The Bordeaux Region With Air Canada’s New Seasonal Service From Montreal (CNW Group/Air Canada)

Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to Air Canada’s extensive North American network, including major cities along the U.S. east coast including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, also allowing easy connections from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas.

 

Flight

From

To

Depart

Arrive

Days of operation

AC1908

Montreal

Bordeaux

8:00 p.m.

8:50 a.m. (+1 day)

Wed, Thu, Sat

AC1909

Bordeaux

Montreal

10:25 a.m.

12:22 p.m.

Thu, Fri, Sun

The flights are operated by Air Canada Rouge with a Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium and economy cabins. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.