Air Canada is to launch year-round non-stop
flights between Montréal and
Brussels, with same-plane service continuing on to / from Toronto.
Flights will begin daily, subject to government approval, in time
for summer peak travel on June 12, 2010.
Flights on the new
Brussels route are timed to offer travellers convenient
connections to Air Canada's extensive North America network via
the carrier's Montréal hub to and from: Toronto (same plane),
Ottawa, Québec City, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, San
Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington and New York.
In Brussels, connecting flights will be available with future Star
Alliance partner Brussels Airlines to/from several European and
African destinations including Toulouse, Lyon and Marseilles,
France; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Dakar, Senegal; Douala, Cameroun;
Bologna and Milan, Italy; and Porto, Portugal.
introduction of the only year-round non-stop service between
Montréal and Brussels, headquarters of the European Commission and
Parliament, and other international organizations, is great news
for customers travelling on business, for leisure as well as
freight forwarders," said Marcel Forget, Vice President, Network
Planning. "Air Canada's new direct non-stop Brussels service will
offer more choice for convenient international travel via our
Montréal hub providing easy access to several destinations in
Europe and Africa."
Wilfried Van Assche, CEO of Brussels
Airport applauded the news, "Both our business and leisure
passengers will be delighted with the year-round Air Canada
service between Montréal and Brussels. The daily connection will
be an asset to the strong links between Belgium and Quebec. This
service could not have come at a better time for Canadian
passengers as well: they will now fully enjoy an attractive Star
Alliance network from Brussels to Europe and Africa."
summer Air Canada will offer non stop service between Montréal and
six European gateway cities including London, Paris, Frankfurt,
Geneva and Rome.
Air Canada's Star Alliance partners
Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines also offer services from
Montréal to Munich and Zurich respectively, further increasing
connections and travel options.
Air Canada will operate the new
Montréal-Brussels non-stop service using newly refurbished
211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft offering a choice of Economy
Class and Executive First service featuring 24 lay flat bed
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