• Cyril McAree

Air Canada Inaugurates Non-Stop Seasonal Service Between Dublin & Montréal

Air Canada inaugurated its non-stop seasonal service between Dublin and its Montréal hub, Montréal-Trudeau International Airport on Sunday 3 June 2018 with a celebration at Dublin Airport. The new route will be operated by Air Canada’s newest single-aisle aircraft, the Boeing 737 MAX 8, with four flights per week until 14 October 2018.

Marking the occasion, guests, Air Canada employees and crew joined John Roxburgh, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada, Kevin O’Connor, Air Canada Vice President System Operations Control, Bláithín O’Donnell, Air Canada Sales Manager Ireland and Jon Woolf, Dublin Airport Senior Vice President Aviation Business Development, for a special gate celebration before the departure of flight AC819 to Montréal. “Our new Dublin to Montréal service will provide our Irish leisure and business customers with a great new destination to visit and a range of new connection possibilities” said Bláithín O’Donnell, Air Canada Sales Manager Ireland. “The historic links between Montréal and Ireland are further strengthened by this connection and we are looking forward to extending a Fáilte to visitors from Québec this summer and we know that they will have a Bienvenue for our Irish travellers.” Welcoming the launch of Air Canada’s new Dublin to Montréal service Dublin Airport Senior Vice President Aviation Business Development Jon Woolf said “I am delighted to see Air Canada’s route network go from strength to strength at Dublin Airport. With 13% of the Canadian population claiming Irish ancestry I have no doubt that Montréal will be popular destination for both Irish and Canadian holidaymakers. “There is also a strong corporate connection between the two countries. Ireland is the fifth largest recipient of Canadian investment overseas, with about 80 Canadian companies are located in Ireland while there are also more than 60 Irish companies with operations in Canada. We will work closely with Air Canada to promote this new service.” Welcoming the new Air Canada service, John Roxburgh, Senior Trade Commissioner at the Embassy of Canada, said “This new service from Canada’s national airline further strengthens the close links between Ireland and Canada. This route will not only enhance business and institutional ties between Dublin and Montréal, but also encourage tourism and help make family reunions that bit easier.” Dublin-Montréal flight schedule *subject to change Flight AC819 departs Dublin at 10.20am arrives in Montréal at noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Sundays. Flight AC818 departs Montréal at 09.15pm arrives Dublin at 08.25am the following day Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays The Boeing 737 MAX 8 operating the new Dublin-Montréal service features a two-cabin configuration, with 16 Premium Economy seats in the front cabin and 153 Economy seats - including 54 Preferred seats with additional legroom - in the rear cabin. The Boeing 737 MAX Air Canada has 61 firm orders for the 737 MAX. They are to be delivered by 2021, with 18 due to enter the fleet by the end of 2018. The Boeing 737 MAX brings advanced engine technologies to build on the strengths of the Next-Generation 737. The 737 MAX incorporates the latest-technology CFM International LEAP-1B engines to deliver high efficiency, reliability and passenger comfort in the single-aisle market. Features of the new aircraft include: The 737 MAX uses 20 percent less fuel per seat than the original Next-Generation 737 The latest quiet engine technology for up to 40 percent less noise, meaning more peace and quiet for customers when flying Premium comfort and ambience with improved seats and innovative LED mood lighting along the ceiling An upgraded in-flight entertainment system with a sleek, new 15 language user interface, passengers will soon be able to stream video and audio to their own devices Faster Wi-Fi with the highest bandwidth available in the industry, to be available later in 2018 Upgraded overhead storage space compartments offer additional space for every single passenger to bring a carry-on bag Premium Economy

Air Canada Premium Economy offers seating with generous personal space, a greater recline and a next generation entertainment system featuring a personal touch-screen TV. Additional benefits include premium meals accompanied by complimentary wine and spirits, a generous baggage allowance - two checked bags up to 23kg each - as well as priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling. Economy Air Canada International Economy offers seating with adjustable, foldable headrests for a better sleeping position, in-seat power, a USB port, a complimentary hot meal accompanied by a selection of wines and spirits and a personal touch-screen TV with hundreds of hours of top-rated entertainment. Air Canada in Ireland Air Canada offers the best market coverage of any carrier between Ireland and Canada. In addition to its new seasonal non-stop service from Dublin to Montréal, Air Canada operates a year-round non-stop service from Dublin to Toronto and a seasonal non-stop service from Shannon to Toronto. Air Canada Rouge - Air Canada’s leisure carrier - also operates a seasonal non-stop service from Dublin to Vancouver. All flights are conveniently timed to connect at Air Canada’s hubs with an extensive network of services to destinations throughout the Americas. For more information and to book flights visit www.aircanada.com or call Reservations on 00 800 6699 2222.


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