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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 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 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 announces increased capacity and enhanced services to Atlantic Canada

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-FYIY (msn 634) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 928681.

Air Canada today announced a host of enhancements to Atlantic Canada services starting this winter. Overall capacity will increase by 8% as some routes will transfer to Air Canada Rouge, and other Air Canada Rouge and mainline services will be extended to year-round.

Beginning October 27, 2019, twice daily Saint JohnToronto flights will be operated year-round by Air Canada Rouge using an Airbus A319, replacing the Bombardier Q400s. This represents a 16% increase in available seats, while also offering an upgraded customer experience on the A319 which features Premium Rouge and Economy cabins, as well as streaming in-flight entertainment.

Air Canada operates out of four airports in New Brunswick with roughly 1,600 daily seats available for travellers. Also continuing year-round will be Air Canada Rouge service from Toronto to Moncton (three times a day) and Fredericton (twice a day), also operated by an Airbus A319, representing a 16% capacity increase through the winter season.

CharlottetownToronto flights operated by Air Canada Rouge in the summer will become year-round service as of December 16, 2019, with two daily flights operated with an Airbus A319. Air Canada offers nonstop flights from Charlottetown to Halifax, Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto.

Rouge Fleet:

Air Canada is also adding a second daily flight between Gander, NL and Halifax during the winter season. Flights between Halifax and Gander will be operated year-round on the Bombardier Q400.

From Halifax, Air Canada mainline will operate year-round nonstop service to Calgary on an Airbus A319 beginning March 1, 2020.

Air Canada also recently inaugurated nonstop service between Montreal and Sydney, Nova Scotia, for the summer season.

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

Top Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-114 C-FYIY (msn 634) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 928681.

Air Canada rouge aircraft slide show:

Route Map:

Air Canada flight departs Port-au-Prince, Haiti with 209 passengers

Air Canada flight AC1815 departed Port-au-Prince, Haiti on February 18 with 209 customers and 16 crew and support employees onboard a Boeing 767-300ER Air Canada Rouge aircraft.

Air Canada normally operates two flights weekly between Montreal and Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Following the Government of Canada’s advisory to avoid all travel to Haiti, Air Canada’s next scheduled flight on Wednesday to Haiti is cancelled. Air Canada is monitoring this situation closely to determine when it will be safe to resume flights.

Air Canada Rouge celebrates its fifth birthday

Ex "Free Spirit" special livery

Air Canada Rouge is celebrating its birthday, marking five years of providing customers with memorable beginnings and endings to their holidays. From its first flight on Canada Day 2013, Air Canada’s leisure carrier has grown to more than 50 aircraft from four, expanded to over 100 routes on five continents from an initial 14 routes, flown more than 25 million customers, and directly created 2,000 high-quality jobs for Canadians.

“In five short years Air Canada Rouge has established itself as an integral part of our Air Canada family by delivering an excellent customer experience in key leisure markets and in helping achieve our strategic business objectives. It allows us to offer travellers a much greater variety of attractive destinations while enabling us to successfully compete in an evolving industry. In doing so, it has exceeded all our expectations,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Airlines and Chief Operating Officer, at Air Canada. “I commend our team at Air Canada Rouge for their devotion to making every flight memorable and I thank our customers for entrusting us with their holiday plans by choosing to fly with Air Canada Rouge.”

 

For summer 2018, Air Canada Rouge has added more exciting international and domestic routes, including: Toronto and Montreal to Bucharest; Toronto to Porto and Zagreb; Toronto to Nanaimo and Kamloops, B.C.; Montreal to Lisbon and Montreal to Victoria, B.C.

Launched on July 1, 2013, Air Canada Rouge has continually refined its services for customers, including upgrades to its streaming in-flight entertainment system, new onboard food options and enhancements to the Premium Rouge cabin. Air Canada Rouge has also begun offering high-speed, satellite internet aboard its aircraft, giving customers access to the fastest internet service on a Canadian airline.

Fast Facts about Air Canada Rouge

  • Over 25 million customers carried since launch
  • Service to more than 70 destinations on five continents
  • Over 2,000 high-quality incremental jobs created, including almost 600 pilots and over 1400 Rouge Crew
  • Fleet of 53 aircraft (22 Airbus A319s, 6 Airbus A321s and 25 Boeing 767s).
  • High-speed satellite internet being implemented across entire fleet

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Air Canada rouge): Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Boeing 767-38E ER C-GBZR (msn 25404) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104622.

Air Canada rouge aircraft slide show:

Air Canada inaugurates three new nonstop domestic routes

Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-113 C-GBHZ (msn 813) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104444.

Air Canada today inaugurated the first of three new, nonstop domestic services from BC communities with the departure of AC1976 from Kamloops to Toronto.

Tomorrow, Air Canada will inaugurate new nonstop seasonal services from Victoria to Montreal, and from Nanaimo to Toronto. These newest domestic long-haul services are operated onboard the airline’s leisure carrier Air Canada Rouge, which will be celebrating its fifth birthday on July 1.

These routes are part of Air Canada’s strategic expansion of 25 new routes being launched during the 2018 summer season.

Air Canada Rouge Airbus A319 aircraft offer high-speed wi-fi services, and a choice of two cabins.  All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada’s global schedule, and provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline airports, priority boarding and other benefits.

 

Toronto-Kamloops
Begins June 21
until Oct. 8

Tuesday,
Thursday,
Saturday

AC1977 departs
Toronto at 9:40 a.m.

AC1976 departs
Kamloops at 12:10 p.m.

Air Canada Rouge 136-seat A319, Premium Rouge and Economy class

Toronto-Nanaimo
Begins June 22
until Oct. 9

Monday,
Wednesday,
Friday,
Sunday

AC1975 departs
Toronto at 9:30 a.m.

AC1974 departs
Nanaimo at 12:15 p.m.

Air Canada Rouge 136-seat A319, Premium Rouge and Economy class

Montreal-Victoria
Begins June 22
until Oct. 9

Tuesday,
Friday,
Sunday

AC1685 departs
Montreal at 7:30 a.m.

AC1684 departs
Victoria at 10:50 a.m.

Air Canada Rouge 136-seat A319, Premium Rouge and Economy class

Copyright Photo: Air Canada rouge (Air Canada) Airbus A319-113 C-GBHZ (msn 813) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104444.

Air Canada rouge aircraft slide show: