Air Canada Inaugurates Montreal to Marseille Service

New Air Canada Rouge route complements Montreal-Paris, Montreal-Lyon and Montreal-Nice flights

MONTREAL, June 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The departure of flight AC1962 from Montreal-Trudeau airport tonight will mark the successful launch of Air Canada Rouge's newest route. The seasonal, non-stop service between Montreal and Marseille will operate three times a week during the summer and give Air Canada customers even more choices when travelling to France.

"The Marseille service will be the only non-stop flight operated by a network carrier between Marseille and North America further expanding Air Canada's reach in France by complementing existing services to Paris, Lyon and Nice, and strengthening our presence in Provence-Côte d'Azur, a popular summer destination for Quebecers," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "With conveniently timed connections throughout Canada and the U.S., this new service to Marseille further expands our global reach from Montreal, reinforcing Montreal-Trudeau as a strategic hub for all of Eastern Canada and the North-Eastern U.S."

Flights will be operated from June 9 to October 13 with an Air Canada Rouge 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.

Other new international routes starting from Montreal for summer 2017 include:

FROM MONTREAL

Destination

Start Date

Aircraft Type

Frequency

Tel Aviv

June 22, 2017 

Airbus A330-300 (mainline) 

Twice-weekly (seasonal)

Reykjavik

June 23, 2017

Airbus A319-100 (Rouge)

Three-weekly (seasonal)

Algiers

July 1, 2017 

Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge) 

Four-weekly (seasonal)

 

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 95 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,300 airports in 191 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook.

 

Internet: aircanada.com

 

SOURCE Air Canada

For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montréal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741

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