Air Canada has launched non-stop service between Montreal and Lyon – the only year-round non-stop service between North America and Lyon.
Flights will operate five times weekly during the summer and four times weekly during the winter with a Boeing 767-300ER featuring 24 International Business Class lie-flat suites and 187 Economy class seats.
Benjamin Smith, president, passenger airlines, at Air Canada, commented: “Air Canada is pleased to offer customers non-stop, year-round service between Montreal and Lyon, the second largest metropolitan area in France and an important economic centre and capital of the Rhones-Alpes region.”
Smith pointed out that: “This new mainline route will further increase convenience for customers travelling to France for business or leisure. As the only airline offering year-round service between North America and Lyon, Air Canada continues to develop its Montreal hub as a convenient connecting point for one-stop access to and from the United States. At the same time, we are strengthening our presence in the important French market where we also offer Air Canada Rouge service to Nice-Côte d’Azur four times a week during the popular summer vacation months.”
In 2016, Air Canada has increased trans-stlantic capacity from Montreal by 26% resulting in a 97% capacity growth in the last three years. The new Montreal-Lyon service is part of Air Canada’s ongoing international expansion.
This summer, Air Canada is offering new international services between Montreal-Casablanca, Toronto-London-Gatwick, Toronto-Budapest, Toronto-Warsaw, Toronto-Glasgow, Toronto-Seoul, Vancouver-Brisbane, and Vancouver-Dublin.
For more, go to http://www.aircanada.com .