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MONTREAL — Air Canada has announced new winter flights from Quebec City to Cancun and Punta Cana.
Air Canada’s service to Cancun begins Dec. 21, 2019 and runs until April 11, 2020, while Punta Cana flights start Dec. 22, 2019 and continue through April 12, 2020.
Flights will be operated on 200-seat all-economy Air Canada Rouge A321s. Passengers will be able to stream TV shows and movies to their personal devices via the onboard GoGo WiFi streaming service.
“We are thrilled to offer residents of Quebec City these non-stop connections to the popular winter getaway destinations of Cancun and Punta Cana,” says Lucie Guillemette, Air Canada’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer.
“We are adding these new international leisure routes to meet anticipated demand from the capital of Quebec and offer Quebec City residents easy access to incredible holiday experiences.”
Flight AC1776 will depart Quebec City at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, arriving in Cancun at 1 p.m. The return flight, AC1777, departs Cancun at 2 p.m., arriving in Quebec City at 6:30 p.m.
To Punta Cana, flight AC1772 will leave Quebec City at 8:20 a.m. on Sundays, arriving in Punta Cana at 1:50 p.m. On the way back, flight AC1773 will leave Punta Cana at 2:50 p.m., arriving in Quebec City at 6:30 p.m.
“The ability to offer nonstop flights from Quebec City to Cancun and Punta Cana is another great milestone in our work to diversify our product offering,” says ACV’s Managing Director Nino Montagnese. “We are proud to be able to turn travellers’ vacation dreams into reality with our well-designed and ready-to-book vacation packages.”
Jean-Luc Tremblay recently made the move to ACV, named Area Sales Manager and based in Quebec City.
“It’s a first for Air Canada Vacations to have an Area Sales Manager based in Quebec City, and this will help us to provide even better support for our travel partners,” says Dana Gain, ACV’s Senior Director Sales, Groups & Partnerships.