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Air Canada Adds to Transborder Network


Air Canada is growing its transborder service with the resumption of service between Montreal and Washington Dulles (IAD) and the introduction of a summer service between Vancouver and Boston.

The Montreal-Washington will run year-round, starting May 1, 2017. In addition to facilitating connections to the carrier’s extensive network to Europe and North Africa, the route will provide one-stop service to/from Quebec and Eastern Canada including Bagotville, Sept-Îles, Quebec City, Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst, Saint John and Halifax.

“We are happy to once again operate Montreal-Washington Dulles flights that complement our existing twice daily flights to Washington National Airport and strengthen our market presence in the Washington, D.C., Metro area,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines, Air Canada. “We continue to strategically grow our transborder network in support of our commitment to expand our global reach from Montreal-Trudeau, reinforcing it as a hub that offers convenient connections from points throughout Quebec and Eastern Canada and to Air Canada’s extensive international network including Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt and Casablanca.”

The new summer seasonal service between Vancouver and Boston will begin on June 23, 2017 and run until September 4, 2017.

“We continue to strategically expand our transborder network and we are excited to link Vancouver and Boston with daily non-stop flights this summer, complementing our existing Boston services from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax,” said Smith. “These new non-stop flights will shave two hours of travel time for customers travelling between the Canadian West Coast and the U.S. northeastern seaboard. Customers travelling from the Greater Boston area, the sixth most populous area in the U.S., will also enjoy convenient connections at our YVR hub to Western Canada and to our daily flights to both Sydney and Brisbane, Australia, featuring competitive elapsed times.”

So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new non-stop U.S. services from Vancouver to Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver and Boston; Toronto to San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah; and Montreal to Dallas-Fort Worth and now Washington Dulles.