Category Archives: Air Canada

Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Lisbon, Portugal seasonal flights

Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-333 ER WL C-FMWQ (msn 25584) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104621.

Air Canada on June 15 inaugurated new summer seasonal service from Montreal to Lisbon, Portugal. The three-times weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal Lisbon service begins June 15, 2018 from Montréal, with the last operation from Lisbon on October 27. Flights are operated with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s hub in Montreal.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Start/End 2018

Days of Week

AC1960

Montreal 20:45

Lisbon 8:10 +1 day

June 15/Oct. 26

Wed., Fri., Sun.

AC1961

Lisbon 9:45

Montreal 12:10

June 16/Oct. 27

Mon., Thurs., Sat.

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).

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate on average approximately 2,400 flights per week between Montreal and 97 destinations: 26 in Canada, including 9 in Quebec, 23 in the United States, 26 in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, 16 in Europe, one in China, two in North Africa, one in the Middle East, one in South America and starting in June 2018 one in Japan (Tokyo).

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge Boeing 767-333 ER WL C-FMWQ (msn 25584) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104621.

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Air Canada inaugurates Montreal-Bucharest flights

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-375 ER C-GEOQ (msn 30112) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 942273.

Air Canada has issued this statement:

The arrival of Air Canada flight 1928 at Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport marks the launch of twice weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal service to Bucharest, Romania. Flights will be operated with Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s Montreal hub.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Start/End 2018

Days of Week

AC1928

Montreal 18:00

Bucharest 9:55 +1day

June 7/Oct. 4

Mon., Thurs.

AC1929

Bucharest 13:45

Montreal 16:20

June 8/Oct. 5

Tues., Fri.

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).

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate on average approximately 2,400 flights per week between Montreal and 97 destinations: 26 in Canada, including 9 in Quebec, 23 in the United States, 26 in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, 16 in Europe, one in China, two in North Africa, one in the Middle East, one in South America and starting in June 2018 one in Japan (Tokyo).

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-375 ER C-GEOQ (msn 30112) LAS (Ken Petersen). Image: 942273.

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Air Canada inaugurates two new international Dreamliner routes from Vancouver

Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FRTG (msn 37184) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942266.

Air Canada today launched the first of two new international Boeing 787 Dreamliner routes to Europe with a celebration prior to the departure of the carrier’s inaugural flight from Vancouver to Zurich.  Tomorrow, the airline will launch non-stop flights to Paris, marking five nonstop European routes from Air Canada’s YVR hub.

“We are delighted to launch new nonstop flights from Vancouver to Zurich and to Paris, both onboard our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliners. The strategic addition of these seasonal international flights further strengthens our YVR hub which combined with our extensive North American network, provides excellent options for travelers from BC and the North American west coast to Europe, and as well as for European visitors and beyond to western Canada and the Pacific Northwest,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.

Air Canada’s Boeing 787 Dreamliners feature three cabins of service with enhanced definition individual on-demand personal entertainment offering a wide range of movies, short films, TV programs and audio selections at every seat throughout the aircraft.

 

Flight #

Routing

Departs

Arrives

AC802

Vancouver-Zurich

01:00 p.m.

Tue/Thur/Sat

7:55 a.m. (+1 day)

AC803

Zurich-Vancouver

10:05 a.m.

Wed/Fri/Sun

10:25 a.m.

AC806

Vancouver-Paris

12:45 p.m.

Mon/Wed/Fri/Sun

07:40 a.m. (+1 day)

AC807

Paris-Vancouver

09:25 a.m.

Mon/Tue/Thur/Sat

10:20 a.m.

 

From its YVR hub this summer, Air Canada offers up to 1,293 flights each week non-stop to eight destinations in Asia, three destinations in Australia, five destinations in Europe, 16 destinations in the USA, 22 destinations in Canada and two destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-FRTG (msn 37184) ZRH (Andi Hiltl). Image: 942266.

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Air Canada begins offering satellite connectivity on international flights

Air Canada Boeing 777-333 ER C-FITU (msn 35254) LHR (SPA). Image: 941044.

Air Canada said today it has begun offering next-generation, satellite connectivity on its wide-body international fleet with the introduction of Air Canada Wi-Fi provided by Gogo. Starting with flights operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft, the new service will be the fastest available on any Canadian airline and makes Air Canada the first Canadian carrier to offer customers the ability to stream TV and movies in-flight through the internet.

“Air Canada customers on international wide-body flights will have access to the fastest internet service available on any Canadian carrier. Air Canada Wi-Fi will make traveling more enjoyable whether you’re connecting with family and friends, watching a favorite movie or TV program on the internet, or scrolling through your social media feeds. The speed and reliability of Air Canada Wi-Fi will also make it an excellent productivity tool for business travelers, who will be able to keep in touch and work during their journey so they can stay up-to-date and arrive fully prepared for any meeting or event,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.

Air Canada Satellite Wi-Fi is now available on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and on Air Canada Rouge’s narrow-body fleet. The entire Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge wide-body fleet – including the Boeing 777-200LR, 787-8/9 and Airbus 330 and Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER – is scheduled to be equipped with the system by mid-2019. Customers can choose from a selection of Wi-Fi packages to suit their needs and Air Canada is offering special introductory pricing for the service starting at $5 on the airline’s Boeing 777-300ER fleet until August 31, 2018.

In addition to the satellite connectivity available on Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and the Air Canada Rouge Airbus narrow-body fleet, Air Canada and Air Canada Express also offer customers Wi-Fi connectivity through a ground-based system provided by Gogo on their narrow-body Airbus A319/320/321, Embraer 175/190 and Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft travelling within North America.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 777-333 ER C-FITU (msn 35254) LHR (SPA). Image: 941044.

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Air China and Air Canada sign first China-North America airline joint venture

(CNW Group/Air Canada)

On June 6, 2018 at a ceremony in Beijing attended by Jianjiang Cai, Chairman of Air China; Zhiyong Song, President of Air China; and Calin Rovinescu, President & Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada, Air China and Air Canada signed the first joint venture agreement between a Chinese and North American airline, deepening the two carriers’ longstanding partnership. The joint venture enables the two countries’ flag carriers and Star Alliance members to expand their existing codeshare relationship and deepen it by increasing commercial cooperation on flights between Canada and China and on key connecting domestic flights in both countries to provide customers travelling between the two countries with greater and sustainable benefits including an unparalleled range of flights, products and services.

As the joint venture is phased in over the course of the next six months, customers will be able to enjoy exceptional travel options through , It will also enabe us to bring flexible flight choices, favorable fare products and seamless travel experiences, optimized flight schedules, harmonized fare products, joint sales including corporate and marketing programs, aligned frequent flyer privileges, reciprocal lounge access and an overall enhanced travel experience.

The carriers’ recently expanded code-share, effective May 5, 2018, increases the number of CanadaChina connecting flight opportunities for customers by 564 each day.  In December 2017, Air China and Air Canada implemented an expanded reciprocal lounge agreement for customers and introduced the airlines’ first joint frequent flyer promotion for their respective PhoenixMiles and Aeroplan members.

In the last two years, Air China has launched flights directly linking Beijing with Montreal, and Air Canada has launched new non-stop flights between Montreal and Shanghai to meet growth in demand. The two carriers now operate up to a total of 52 trans-Pacific flights per week between Canada and China from Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal to and from Beijing and Shanghai.

Photo: Air China.

Air Canada celebrates the launch of seasonal service to Ireland from Montreal

Delivered on March 24, 2018

Air Canada has made this announcement:

The arrival of flight AC818 at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on the morning of June 3, 2018 marks the successful launch of nonstop service between Montreal and Dublin. Flights will be operated until October 12, 2018, using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 featuring a Premium Economy and Economy cabin configuration.

Air Canada has configured its Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 with two cabins of service: Premium Economy and Economy. Features of the new aircraft include:

  • Premium comfort and ambiance with improved seats and innovative LED mood lighting along the ceiling;
  • An upgraded in-flight entertainment system with a sleek, new 15 language user interface. Coming soon, passengers will be able to stream video and audio to their own devices;
  • Upgraded overhead storage space compartments offer additional space for every single passenger to bring a carry-on bag;
  • The latest quiet engine technology with up to 40 per cent noise reduction, offering more peace and quiet for customers when flying;
  • The Boeing 737 MAX burns 20 per cent less fuel per seat than the previous Next-Generation 737.

 

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

AC818

Montreal 21:15

Dublin 8:25 + 1 day

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday

AC819

Dublin 10:20

Montreal 12:00

Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday

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).

Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge and its regional airline partners flying under the Air Canada Express banner operate on average approximately 2,400 flights per week between Montreal and 97 destinations: 26 in Canada, including 9 in Quebec, 23 in the United States, 26 in the Caribbean, Central America and Mexico, 16 in Europe, one in China, one in Japan two in North Africa, one in the Middle East and one in South America.

Copyright Photo: Air Canada Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FSIP (msn 61215) LHR (SPA). Image: 941784.

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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.

Flight #

Depart

Time

Arrive

Time

AC005

Montreal (YUL)

14:05

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

15:50+1

AC006

Tokyo Narita (NRT)

17:30

Montreal (YUL)

16:30

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.