Air Canada announces two new routes to Western Canada from Quebec City starting next summer


  • New seasonal service at Vancouver and Calgary begin May 2022
  • Air Canada continues to increase its presence in Quebec city

MONTREAL, October 21, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Air Canada is pleased to announce today two new seasonal services departing from Jean-Lesage International Airport in Quebec city: Vancouver and Calgary. Flights to Vancouver will start on May 20, 2022, with up to three flights per week and service to Calgary will debut on May 21, 2022, offering up to four weekly flights. These new routes will be operated by Air Canada Rouge on an Airbus A319, offering Premium Rouge and Economy services, product enhancements including enhanced streaming entertainment and options to purchase high-speed Wi-Fi.

Services to Vancouver and Calgary in addition to two other new routes already announced in July for Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, from November 19 and December 17, respectively, and at increased frequency to Punta cana and Cancun from December 20. In addition, Air Canada’s ability to Montreal and Toronto of Quebec city will return to 2019 levels by next summer, with eight and five daily flights respectively.

“This is really exciting news for Quebec city and we are happy to offer new popular destinations to Quebecers whom we know love to travel, ”said Marc Galardo, Senior Vice-President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada. “New services to Vancouver and Calgary meet the growing demand of Quebec city travel market to Western Canada while allowing tourists to Western Canada to discover and enjoy Quebec city, one of the most famous destinations in the country, with its important cultural and historical sites and its beautiful landscapes along the St. Lawrence River in Charlevoix. This increased presence and this practical and diversified schedule also demonstrates our commitment to the people of the Capitale-Nationale and our desire to better serve Jean Lesage International Airport, a long-standing partner. “

“This is an important announcement for the citizens of the Quebec city Region. Vancouver and Calgary are popular destinations and strategic hubs for Air Canada, ”said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of Quebec City Jean-Lesage International Airport (YQB). but also added frequencies and new destinations to the schedule starting this winter and summer 2022. As part of its recovery strategy, Air Canada is investing in the growth of our market. We are confident that the people of the region will respond. ”

“The Quebec Chamber of Commerce and Industry is delighted with the resumption of flights to Quebec city and the addition of new routes to such important destinations, ”said Steeve Lavoie, President and CEO, Quebec from the city chamber of Commerce and industry. “Not only does this make it easier for our businessmen to travel abroad, but it also allows outside business travelers to land directly in Quebec city. We hope that the business community in the region will take full advantage of these new Air Canada services and that the air service for Quebec city will only grow in the years to come! ”

“The addition of these two departures from Quebec city To Western Canada is great news for our region, “said Robert mercury, director of Destination Québec Cité. “Yes Quebec city wants to stay at the top of the list of the most popular destinations in Canada, as it did last summer, it is important to ensure that we offer a wide-ranging air service. We can only welcome these new non-stop services which will allow us to further develop the Canadian tourism market. “

Flight schedule – Summer 2022

Flight

Of

TO

Departure

Arrival

Frequency

AC 1871

Quebec city

Vancouver

9:45 a.m.

12:20

On Monday,

Wednesday Friday

AC 1870

Vancouver

Quebec city

13:10

21:07

AC 1873

Quebec city

Calgary

10:45 a.m.

1:30 p.m.

Tuesday,

Thusday,

Saturday Sunday

AC 1872

Calgary

Quebec city

2:30 p.m.

20:43

These flights are conveniently scheduled for connections to other destinations in Canada, the United States and our international network of Vancouver Where Calgary.

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