Air Canada today announced a new, year-round route betweenMontreal and Madrid beginning next May, as part of its expanded international summer 2024 flying schedule. The airline plans to operate 100 per cent of its peak summer 2019 trans-Atlantic capacity next year, taking full advantage of the robust recovery in its largest international market.
“Air Canada saw a tremendous rebound in international flying this past summer, particularly on the trans-Atlantic, and we expect Europe will remain popular next year. In anticipation of this, we are expanding our flying schedule to offer customers more choice and flexibility as they begin to plan their 2024 holidays,” said Mark Galardo, Executive Vice President of Revenue and Network Planning at Air Canada. “The centrepiece of today’s announcement is our new Montreal-Madrid flight. This will be the only year-round service between Montreal and the Spanish capital, complementing our long-standing Toronto-Madrid flights, and offering compelling options for leisure customers and also returning business travellers.”
Air Canada‘s Montreal-Madrid service will be operated with a 255-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner aircraft with three cabins of service, including Signature Class with lie-flat seats, Premium Economy and Economy Class. All customers have the opportunity to collect and redeem points with Aeroplan, Canada’s leading loyalty program, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits where available.
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With 51 routes to 30 cities in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and India, Air Canada will be the leading Canadian carrier across the Atlantic in summer 2024. Air Canada’s Toronto and Montreal hubs will respectively rank third and fifth largest inNorth America, in terms of average daily trans-Atlantic seats; the airline is committed to further developing both hubs’ trans-Atlantic footprint in the coming years.
“We are excited to announce a significant expansion of our service offering toItaly, with a combined three daily flights from Toronto and Montreal to Rome, as well as daily services toMilan and Venice. This underpins the importance ofItaly in Air Canada‘s global network, as we are the largest carrier between Canada and Italy, and the only one connecting the two countries on a year-round basis,” said Mr. Galardo.
In response to projected strength in leisure demand, Air Canada will expand frequencies to popular Mediterranean destinations and bring forward the start-up of several seasonal European services next summer.
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