Air Canada has launched non-stop flights between Montreal and Lima,
Peru, Montreal's first year-round link to the southern hemisphere.
The twice weekly flights will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with
282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and
Economy class service.
"Air Canada is continuing its global expansion
with the launch of Montreal-Lima the first South American route
from our Montreal hub that will offer business and leisure
travelers as well as freight forwarders from Quebec and Atlantic
Canada convenient access to Peru," said
Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "This
concludes an exceptional year of growth out of Montreal-Trudeau
with the introduction of eight new destinations. Our global
expansion will continue next year as we have already announced
service to eight new destinations including Tokyo-Narita (Japan),
Dublin (Ireland), Lisbon (Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania). Over
the past five years Air Canada has increased capacity from
Montreal by 83% and added 29 new destinations."
new route leverages Montreal as a pivotal connection point for
cargo and will facilitate the flow of air freight
between Lima and other key markets in Air Canada's network,
including Shanghai, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, London, Frankfurt, Paris,
Brussels and other major trade points.
Flights are time
timed to optimize connectivity at Air Canada's Montreal hub to and
from the airline's extensive network across North America and
globally. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and
redemption, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple
Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.
Flight AC1942 will depart Montreal every Tuesday
and Saturday at
17:10 and arrive in Lima the following day at 01:45. The return
flight, AC1943, will depart Lima at 03:15 every Wednesday and
Sunday to land back in Montreal at
direct flight now offered between Montreal and Lima opens up a
very exciting field of possibilities. Montreal residents and
companies will now have easy access to all of the cultural,
economic and social richness of Lima and South America. Similarly, Montreal will definitely attract more tourists, workers and
students as a result of this new flight, which will increase its
appeal and highlight all that Montreal has to offer. This new
connection between our two cities reinforces our position as a
major international hub," said Valérie Plante,
Mayor of Montreal.