Air Canada has revealed plans to launch a new non-stop service connecting Montreal and Tokyo.
Commencing on 1 June 2018, the flights will operate all-year-round, with daily services during the summer peak travel season and three weekly flights in the winter. All flights will be operated using a Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft with business class flat-bed, premium economy and economy class seats.
“Air Canada is continuing its global expansion by strategically building its Montreal hub, and we are thrilled to announce the launch of non-stop flights to Tokyo, Montreal’s first scheduled link to Japan… complementing our existing Tokyo flights from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary,” said Calin Rovinescu, president & CEO of Air Canada.
“This new trans-Pacific service further reflects Air Canada’s ongoing international growth strategy from Montreal, following the recent introduction of non-stop flights to Shanghai, Lima, North Africa and Europe.”
Yves Lalumière, president & CEO of Tourisme Montréal, commented; “This important addition builds on the new flights between China and Montreal operating during the last two years. We believe that the impact on Montreal tourism will be highly strategic and showcase Montreal’s vitality, while giving us access to Japan and other Asian and oceanic destinations.”
Air Canada operates more non-stop flights between Canada and Japan than any other carrier, with up to 46 per week. As well as the new Montreal-Narita route, the airline operates up to seven times a week flights between Vancouver and Narita; double daily flights between Toronto and Tokyo Haneda and Narita; and up to seven per week between Calgary and Narita. It also offers summer seasonal services to Osaka and Nagoya.
So far in 2017, Air Canada has launched seven new services from Montreal, to Shanghai, Marseille, Dallas, Washington DC, Reykjavik, Tel Aviv and Algiers, with an eighth new route, to Lima, beginning in December 2017.