MONTREAL — Next summer will see two new seasonal services from Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City (YQB), courtesy of Air Canada.
Flights from YQB to Vancouver will kick off May 20, 2022 with up to three flights a week, while service to Calgary will debut on May 21, 2022 with up to four weekly flights. Both routes will be operated by Air Canada Rouge on an Airbus A319 featuring Premium Rouge and Economy services and product enhancements including upgraded streaming entertainment and options to purchase high-speed Wi-Fi.
Services to Vancouver and Calgary are in addition to two other new routes already announced back in July to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, starting Nov. 19 and Dec. 17, respectively, and to the increased frequency to Punta Cana and Cancun as of Dec. 20. In addition, Air Canada’s capacity to Montreal and Toronto from Quebec City will be returning to 2019 levels by next summer, with eight and five daily flights, respectively.
“This is really exciting news for Quebec City and we are happy to offer new popular destinations to Quebecers who we know love to travel,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. “New services to Vancouver and Calgary will meet the growing demand from the Quebec City market for travel to Western Canada while at the same time allowing tourists from Western Canada to discover and enjoy Quebec City, one of the most famous destinations in the country, with its important cultural and historic sites and lovely landscapes along the St-Lawrence River in Charlevoix.”
Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of YQB added: “This is an important announcement for the citizens of the Quebec City area. Vancouver and Calgary are popular destinations and strategic hubs for Air Canada. In recent months, the airline has not only taken the decision to quickly restore pre-pandemic routes, but also added frequencies and new destinations to the schedule starting this winter and in the summer of 2022. As part of its recovery strategy, Air Canada is investing in the growth of our market. We are confident that the people of the region will respond.”
The flight schedule for Summer 2022 is as follows:
|AC 1871||Quebec City||Vancouver||09:45||12:20||Monday,
|AC 1870||Vancouver||Quebec City||13:10||21:07|
|AC 1873||Quebec City||Calgary||10:45||13:30||Tuesday,
Air Canada’s new refund policy is applicable to all tickets purchased, and offers customers the option of a full refund to the original form of payment, an Air Canada Travel Voucher or the equivalent value in Aeroplan Points with a 65% bonus should the airline cancel or reschedule a flight by more than three hours.