Air Canada has made a couple of transborder route announcements. The airline is returning to daily year-round service between Montreal and Washington Dulles, starting 1MAY, and will launch seasonal daily Vancouver-Boston service from 23JUNE through 4SEPT.
The YUL-IAD service is in addition to existing 2X-daily flights to Washington National Airport, offering more choice for customers travelling between Montreal and the Washington, D.C. Metro area. For American travellers, AC says the route will offer well-timed connections to AC’s network to Europe and North Africa,
"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," said Ben Smith, President, Passenger Airlines.
The daily non-stop Air Canada Express service will be operated with 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft. The schedule is below:
Smith says the new YVR-BOS flights will complement existing Boston services from Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa and Halifax.
”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," Smith added.
The new service will be operated with 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft offering a choice of Business and Economy Class service. Here is the schedule: