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MONTREAL — Air Canada has announced additional flights to its growing transborder network: daily year-round service between Montreal and Washington Dulles, and daily summer service between Vancouver and Boston.
Montreal-Washington Dulles (IAD) returns on May 1, with introductory fares starting at $191 one-way, all in. In addition to connections to Air Canada’s network to Europe and North Africa, flights will also offer one-stop service to/from Quebec and Eastern Canada, including Bagotville, Sept-Îles, Quebec City, Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst, Saint John and Halifax.
The daily, nonstop Air Canada Express service will be operated with 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft.
New for this summer is daily seasonal service between Vancouver and Boston, which runs from June 23 to Sept. 4, 2017. Operated by Air Canada onboard 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft, flights are priced from $243 one-way, all in.
According to Benjamin Smith, President, Passengers Airlines, the new Vancouver-Boston flights will shave two hours of travel time for travellers between the Canadian West Coast and the U.S. northeastern seaboard.
“Customers travelling from the Greater Boston area, the sixth most populous area in the U.S., will also enjoy convenient connections at our YVR hub to Western Canada and to our daily flights to both Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, featuring competitive elapsed times,” he said.
So far in 2017, in addition to these new services, Air Canada has launched new nonstop U.S. services from Montreal to Dallas-Fort Worth, Toronto to San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah, and Vancouver to Dallas-Forth Worth and Denver.