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Air Canada’s Comox-Vancouver service to double in coming months

 

Air Canada (AC) will increase its current Comox-Vancouver service of two flights per day to four flights in preparation for the summer season.  The extra capacity resulting from the service addition is well timed to meet YQQ’s peak summer demand.  Flights begin May 19th and June 1st, effectively allowing travellers to take advantage of Air Canada’s extensive network.
Particularly welcome is an early morning departure from YQQ and late evening return.    “This is huge,” comments airport CEO Fred Bigelow.    “Not only does it solve the early morning departure issue (previously served by CMA), but also fixes a long standing problem of connecting returning passengers back through YVR in the evening.”
“It’s great to see Air Canada making this kind of investment in our market”, continues Bigelow. “Hopefully the passenger loads will prove strong and encourage continued growth in frequency and capacity on this route.”   The additional flights will operate daily, except Saturday, by Air Canada Express using a 50-seat, Bombardier Dash 8-300 aircraft.

Air Canada Adds Daily Montreal-Washington Dulles (IAD) Flights to Growing Transborder Network

 

MONTREAL, March 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Air Canada announced today the return of daily year-round service between Montreal and Washington Dulles (IAD) starting May 1, 2017, offering more choice for customers travelling between Montreal and the Washington, D.C., Metro area.    In addition to well-timed connections to Air Canada’s extensive network to Europe and North Africa, flights will also offer one-stop service to/from Quebec and Eastern Canada including Bagotville, Sept-Îles, Quebec City, Fredericton, Moncton, Bathurst, Saint John and Halifax.  Special introductory fares start as low as $191 one-way, all in, and tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents.
“We are happy to once again operate Montreal-Washington Dulles (IAD) flights that complement our existing twice daily flights to Washington National Airport and strengthen our market presence in the Washington, D.C., Metro area,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.   “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.”
The daily non-stop Air Canada Express service will be operated with 50-seat Bombardier CRJ-100 aircraft.    All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.

Flight #

Depart

Time

Arrive

Time

AC8172

Montreal (YUL)

13:25

Washington (IAD)

15:09

AC8173

Washington (IAD)

15:40

Montreal (YUL)

17:15

So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched new non-stop U.S. services from Montreal to Dallas-Fort Worth and now to Washington Dulles; Toronto to: San Antonio, Memphis and Savannah; Vancouver to: Dallas-Fort Worth, Denver and Boston.