Dublin Airport has announced the launch of Air Canada’s new summer service to Montreal.
The Canadian airline will operate four times weekly service from Dublin to Montreal on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Commenting new Dublin-Montreal 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 percent of the Canadian population claiming Irish ancestry I have no doubt that Montreal will be a 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 its new service.’
Air Canada sales manager Ireland, Blaithin O’Donnell, added, ‘Our new Dublin to Montreal service will provide our Irish leisure and business customers with a great new destination to visit and a range of new connection possibilities. The historic links between Montreal and Ireland are further strengthened by this connection and we are looking forward to extending a Failte to visitors from Quebec this summer and we know that they will have a Bienvenue for our Irish travellers.’
The new Air Canada service will be operated using a Boeing 737 MAX 8 with 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.
With the new service, Dublin Airport will have flights to 195 destinations in 42 countries, operated by 56 airlines this summer season. In the first quarter of this year, more than 8.7 million passengers have travelled through Dublin Airport, which is a 4 percent increase compared to the same period last year, the airport noted.