AC To Expand Non-Stop Ireland Service From YYZ & YUL
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Air Canada has announced expanded seasonal services to Ireland with new non-stop flights from Toronto to Shannon and between Montreal and Dublin. The flights will be operated with the airlines newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 Max 8 featuring a Business and Economy cabin configuration.
"With the right aircraft for the right market, Air Canada appears to have the luck of the Irish and we want to share it with our customers,” said Benjamin Smith, President Passenger Airlines.
“Beginning summer 2018, we will capitalize on the growing traffic between Canada and Ireland and launch two new routes to Ireland, YYZ to SNN and YUL to DUB."
"Along with these new services, Air Canada is also enhancing its non-stop YYZ-DUB service by increasing weekly frequencies to four from three, including daily service next summer, and transitioning it to Air Canada mainline from Air Canada Rouge,” Smith added.
That means 3-class service including International Business Class and a Premium Economy cabin as well as seatback in-flight entertainment throughout the Airbus A330 aircraft that will fly the route.
Smith also confirmed that AC will resume its seasonal YVR-DUB non-stop service next summer on an expanded basis, with up to five flights weekly between the two cities.
"We are excited about the new routes and expansion of existing Air Canada service,” said Dana Welch, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Canada.
“The increase provides a major boost for both leisure and business tourism from Canada to the island of Ireland. Tourism Ireland looks forward to working closely with Air Canada and the Shannon and Dublin airports to drive demand for the new flights.”
Here’s a snapshot of the new services:
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years.