Air Canada celebrates two new routes: Montreal-Bordeaux & Calgary-Terrace

Two new routes for Air Canada: Montreal-Bordeaux & Calgary-Terrace

MONTREAL — Today marks the inauguration of Air Canada’s new nonstop seasonal service from Montreal to Bordeaux, its fifth destination in France.

Flight AC1908 departs Montreal at 8:00 p.m. today, arriving in Bordeaux at 8:50 a.m. on July 5. The flight is operated by Air Canada Rouge onboard a Boeing 767-300ER featuring premium and economy cabins.

“As the only network carrier to offer non-stop transatlantic service to Bordeaux, the addition of a fifth destination in France further enhances Air Canada’s competitive position in the French market,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning. “Our three weekly flights to Bordeaux provide travellers unique access to the famed wine growing region and the popular Nouvelle-Aquitaine market. In addition to playing a special role in connecting Canada with many French-speaking communities around the world, our Montreal hub is increasingly popular among U.S. travellers who appreciate seamless connections to international destinations on Air Canada.”

Air Canada also announced new daily nonstop, year-round service between Calgary and Terrace, B.C., beginning Oct. 28, 2019. The new route complements the carrier’s 5x daily flights between Vancouver and Terrace.

According to Galardo, the Skeena Valley area in Northern B.C. is seeing major economic growth.

“With significant development projects underway in the Terrace-Kitimat area, we are strategically boosting capacity on our Vancouver-Terrace route this winter with five daily flights,” he said. “With these new schedule enhancements, Air Canada will offer the most flights and options to travel easily between Terrace-Kitimat and anywhere across North America and internationally.”

Galardo also noted that Air Canada has increased capacity this winter in several other regional markets in Western Canada, including the B.C. Interior, Northern B.C., Vancouver Island and Northern Alberta communities. Plus, the carrier will be adding capacity on its Whitehorse, Saskatchewan and Winnipeg routes with larger Airbus A319/A320 and CRJ-900 aircraft this fall and winter.

Increased services across Western Canada regional markets this fall and winter peak compared to last year include:

Route Frequencies & Aircraft* Capacity Increase
Calgary-Terrace Daily with Q-400s new
Vancouver-Terrace 5 x daily with Q-400s +30%
Vancouver-Prince Rupert 2 x daily with Q-400s +56%
Vancouver-Smithers 2 x daily with Q-400s +56%
Vancouver-Fort St. John 4 x daily with Q-400s +20%
Vancouver-Kamloops 5 x daily with Q-400s +56%
Vancouver-Penticton 3 x daily with Q-400s +56%
Vancouver-Comox 3 x daily with Q-400s +56%
Vancouver-Sandspit Daily with Q-400s +56%
Vancouver-Saskatoon 3 daily with CRJ900s offering Business and Economy Class +44%
Vancouver-Regina 3 daily with CRJ900s offering Business and Economy Class +44%
Vancouver-Whitehorse 2 x daily with A319s/A320s offering Business and Economy Class +24%
Calgary-Kamloops 2 x daily with Q-400s +56%
Calgary-Winnipeg 3 x daily with A319s/CRJ900s offering Business and Economy Class +40%
Edmonton-Fort McMurray 3 x daily with Q-400s +70%
Edmonton-Grande Prairie 2 x daily with Q-400s +56%