Media Invitation - Inaugural Air Canada Montréal-Shanghai Flight

MONTRÉAL, Feb. 14, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Aéroports de Montréal and Air Canada invite representatives of the media to Montréal–Trudeau airport for a media availability and a photo opportunity for Air Canada's inaugural flight from Montréal to Shanghai, Air Canada's first non-stop route linking its Montréal hub with Asia.




Inaugural Air Canada Montréal–Shanghai flight (AC17)


Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 11 a.m.


Air Canada check-in counter in the public area (check-in counters 100)


Before 4 p.m. on February 15, at 514 394-7304,

Media representatives will first be invited to briefly meet a number of distinguished guests who will be on board this historic inaugural Air Canada flight:

Julie Boulet, Minister of Tourism, Government of Québec

Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal

Philippe Rainville, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montréal

Mark Galardo, Vice-President, Network Planning, Air Canada

Peng Jingtao, Consul General of China in Montréal, will also attend.

Details of the photo opportunity


Thursday, February 16, 2017, at noon


Gate 7, Departures level


By 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 15, at 514 394-7304,


Media who wish to photograph or film the aircraft on the apron must register their photographer or camera operator no later than February 15 at 4 p.m., providing the photographer / camera operator's name, date of birth and a copy of proof of identity (driver's licence, health insurance card or passport). Entry to the airport's restricted area will not be possible without this registration. Those registered will be asked to show their proof of identity when checking in. For security reasons, photographers and camera operators will travel in a group. All participants will be subject to a search before entering the restricted area, and must not carry any items normally prohibited in airports.

A representative of Air Canada will also accompany the media representatives to answer any questions regarding this flight.


SOURCE Aéroports de Montréal

For further information: Source : Christiane Beaulieu, Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications, Aéroports de Montréal, 514 394-7304; Isabelle Arthur, Manager, Media Relations, Air Canada,


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