Air Canada Rouge begins seasonal, non-stop service between Montreal and Marseille with the departure of flight AC1962 from Montreal-Trudeau airport tonight [June 9, 2017].
“The Marseille service will be the only non-stop flight operated by a network carrier between Marseille and North America further expanding Air Canada’s reach in France by complementing existing services to Paris, Lyon and Nice, and strengthening our presence in Provence-Côte d’Azur, a popular summer destination for Quebecers,” said Benjamin Smith, president, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “With conveniently timed connections throughout Canada and the U.S., this new service to Marseille further expands our global reach from Montreal, reinforcing Montreal-Trudeau as a strategic hub for all of Eastern Canada and the North-Eastern U.S.”
Flights will be operated three times a week from June 9 to October 13 with an Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium and economy cabins. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.
Other new international routes starting from Montreal for summer 2017 include:
|Destination||Start Date||Aircraft Type||Frequency|
|Tel Aviv||June 22, 2017||Airbus A330-300 (mainline)||Twice-weekly (seasonal)|
|Reykjavik||June 23, 2017||Airbus A319-100 (Rouge)||Three-weekly (seasonal)|
|Algiers||July 1, 2017||Boeing 767-300ER (Rouge)||Four-weekly (seasonal)|
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada’s flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2016 served close to 45 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 57 in the United States and 95 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. It is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.