Air Canada has launched daily non-stop flights
between Montréal and Rome.
During this summer's peak travel season, this
service will link, on a daily basis, the Italian capital with Air
Canada's extensive Québec and Atlantic Canada network, as well as
major cities on the Eastern U.S. seaboard.
Starting October 27, 2009, Air Canada will offer
year-round Montréal-Rome flights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and
Saturdays, with same-plane service continuing on to/from Toronto.
"This is great news for Montreal's Italian
community and travelers in Atlantic Canada and the U.S. who will
benefit from year-round direct service and substantial time
savings," said Ben Smith, Executive Vice President and Chief
Commercial Officer. "The inauguration of our year-round non-stop
service between Montréal and Rome strengthens Air Canada's
commitment to offer convenient flights from Montréal to key
international destinations. Air Canada's superior schedule,
product offering and loyalty benefits through Aeroplan clearly
make Air Canada the airline of choice for customers."
For greater convenience and travel choice, this
service is timed to offer connecting flights to popular
destinations in Italy, including Bari, Lamezia, Milan, Palermo and
In addition, Air Canada's Star Alliance partners
Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines offer service from
Montréal to Munich and Zurich respectively, further increasing
connections and travel options.
Air Canada's Montreal-Rome non-stop service will
be operated using a newly refurbished 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER
aircraft offering a choice of Economy Class and Executive First
service featuring 24 lie flat bed suites.
This summer Air Canada will have increased
capacity across the Atlantic from Montréal by 35% year
over year, with non stop service to five European gateway cities
including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva and Rome.
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