New Route of the Day – Americas (1 June 2023): Air Canada’s new routes from Montreal
Air Canada introduced flights from its Montreal base to both Copenhagen and Toulouse on Thursday 1 June. Both the 5,820-kilomtre service to Copenhagen and the 5,745-kilometre route to Toulouse will be maintained 5-weekly. The seasonal flights to the Danish capital will operate on Wednesdays through to Sundays with the 787-8 aircraft without any competition, while the year-round service to Toulouse will run with A330-300 jet on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, going head-to-head against Air Transat’s 5-weekly flights during the summer.
What they said
Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President, Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada said: “We are very excited to have launched our long-awaited, year-round new flights between our Montreal global hub to the French-speaking world, and Toulouse! Not only are we connecting two significant business cities in the international aerospace industry, we are establishing another convenient link to France, and providing travellers from Toulouse connections to a wide variety of destinations via our Montreal hub. We are also thrilled to inaugurate our second route from Canada to Copenhagen, offering travellers from both sides of the Atlantic more choices to visit and explore each other’s countries. Via Copenhagen, a Star Alliance hub, our customers will be able to easily connect to the larger Scandinavian market. These two exciting routes are a further sign of our commitment to Montreal as an important hub in Air Canada’s global network growth.”
Philippe Rainville, CEO of airport operator ADM Aeroports de Montreal, added: “ADM Aeroports de Montreal welcomes the addition of Copenhagen and Toulouse as Air Canada’s latest routes. Service to these two destinations will bolster Montreal’s flight offering and reinforce YUL’s status as a major international hub for air traffic. Both of these cities are important destinations. Copenhagen is a significant gateway to Nordic countries and is home to the beautiful architectural landmarks of the Danish capital for visitors to enjoy. The addition of Toulouse, world capital of aeronautics, will undoubtedly strengthen commercial relationships. This comes as fantastic news for our own aeronautics industry operating out of the YMX International Aerocity of Mirabel, a true beacon of knowledge and expertise for the province of Quebec.”
Air Canada adds three European routes from Montreal
The new service from Montreal to Toulouse is Air Canada’s fourth destination in France and the only year-round service between North America and southwestern France, with Air Transat maintaining only seasonal operations between the two cities. Additionally, Air Canada’s flights from Montreal to Copenhagen complement its existing year-round services to the Danish capital from Toronto. Air Canada further expanded its operations between Montreal and Europe with the introduction of 5-weekly seasonal flights to Amsterdam on 2 June.
The Star Alliance member now boasts 18 European destinations from Montreal, out of which 10 are year-round and eight seasonal. In addition to the newly introduced Toulouse service, it also serves Barcelona, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London LHR, Milan MXP, Paris CDG and Rome FCO throughout the year. On the other hand, Copenhagen and Amsterdam join other seasonal destinations, including Athens, Dublin, Lyon, Nice, Reykjavík and Venice VCE.