Air Canada inaugurates nonstop service from Montreal to Sydney, Nova Scotia

MONTREAL — Air Canada’s nonstop service between Montreal and Sydney, Nova Scotia is officially up and running, having arrived at J. A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport yesterday on a 78-seat Q400 turboprop aircraft.

Flight AC7998 marked the beginning of daily service between the two cities until Oct. 26. The service will allow for travel between the two cities as well as connections onward to other destinations from across Air Canada’s network through its hub in Montreal.

“Running through the busy summer travel season and into the fall, this flight will boost leisure travel to the area, with attractions such as the nearby Cabot Trail and the beautiful scenery of Cape Breton Island,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning. “This link will also benefit the business community as we’ve optimized flight times to allow for connectivity to and from Western Canada.”

Cecil P. Clarke, Mayor of the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, is pleased that the carrier has relaunched the direct flight. “At the moment, this is a seasonal offering, but opportunities like this enable us to showcase and enhance the potential of our market,” he said.

Flight AC7998 departs daily from Montreal to Sydney at 1:20 p.m., while returning flight AC7997 departs daily from Sydney to Montreal at 6:00 a.m.

All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access in Montreal, priority boarding and more.