Commencing on 29 September 2015, the new Beijing-Montreal service will mark the first direct trans-Pacific connection from Asia to the Canadian city.
Flights will run three times a week, departing Beijing every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 1300 and arriving in Montreal at 1350 the same day, having crossed the International Date Line. The return flight then departs at 1620 and arrives back in Beijing at 1800 the following day.
Air China will serve the route using its 313-seat, three-class Boeing 777-300ER, which offers power outlets and USB ports in all seats.
The airline said the Montreal service forms part of its efforts to “solidify its presence on the China-Canada market, meeting the ever increasing demand for air travel between the two countries”.
Currently, Air China offers 10 weekly flights between China and Canada. It also has a codeshare partnership with Air Canada which allows passengers to connect to several other Canadian cities.