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MONTREAL — Air Canada is kicking off the month of June with new routes.
The arrival of flight AC818 at Dublin Airport on June 3 marked the successful launch of the carrier’s nonstop service between Montreal and Dublin. Flights will be operated until Oct. 12 using Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 featuring a Premium Economy and Economy cabin configuration.
“Capitalizing on the growing traffic between Canada and Ireland, we are pleased to inaugurate Montreal-Dublin flights,” said Benjamin Smith, President Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “Air Canada will offer the best market coverage of any carrier between Canada and Ireland with service between three Canadian hubs and two Irish destinations. This includes new Toronto-Shannon flights, up to daily nonstop Toronto-Dublin service, as well as seasonal nonstop Vancouver-Dublin service.”
Flight AC818 leaves Montreal at 9:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, arriving in Dublin at 8:25 a.m. On the return leg, flight AC819 departs Dublin at 10:20 a.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, arriving in Montreal at 12 p.m.
Just days before, on June 1 Air Canada launched its first scheduled flight between Montreal and Japan. Flights will operate year-round on B787 Dreamliners, daily during the summer peak season and three times a week during winter.
The carrier’s new transpacific service from its Montreal hub is designed to optimize connectivity to several Canadian and U.S. cities including Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Charlottetown, Boston, Philadelphia and Orlando.
“The launch of Montreal’s first scheduled link to Japan will also offer travelers from Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern U.S. convenient access to Japan and beyond, complementing our existing Tokyo flights from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, while also strategically positioning Air Canada as a leader in the growing Montreal–Asia market,” said Mark Galardo, Vice president, Network Planning at Air Canada, as he boarded the aircraft with the Mayor of Montreal Valerie Plante and a delegation of officials from the Montreal business and Tourism community off to Tokyo on a trade mission.
To Tokyo, flight AC005 leaves Montreal at 2:05 p.m., arriving at Narita at 3:50 p.m. the next day. On the return leg, AC006 leaves Tokyo-Narita at 5:30 p.m., arriving in Montreal at 4:30 p.m.
In 2018 Air Canada is launching 10 new destinations from Montreal, including Dublin and Tokyo-Narita plus London, Windsor and Victoria, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore and Lisbon and Bucharest.