MONTREAL — Air Canada has begun new weekly non-stop seasonal service between Montreal and San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, it was announced Dec. 17.
“This new route from Montreal will make it easier for customers to travel to Puerto Rico from Eastern Canada and complements our existing twice-weekly services between Toronto and San Juan. It also strengthens Air Canada’s Montreal hub, which is playing a significant strategic role in our ongoing global expansion. Our capacity in Montreal is up nearly 20 per cent over the last two years and in the past year alone, we have launched or announced 13 new destinations from the city, including Shanghai, Algiers, Lyon and Marseille,” said Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines at Air Canada.
Air Canada’s Montreal-San Juan flights will operate with a 146-seat Airbus A320. Flights are timed for connections through Air Canada’s international network. Flights will depart Montreal’s Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 8am Saturdays and arrive at San Juan at 2pm, and will depart San Juan at 2:45pm, returning to Montreal at 6:59pm.