Air Canada is making it even easier to reach Montréal

published on August 29, 2017
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Travelling to Montréal has never been more direct. New nonstop airline routes from international destinations are making it even more attractive to host major meetings and annual conventions in Montréal. Many of these new routes are offered by Air Canada, which has consistently been named the best airline in North America by Skytrax (an airline review consultancy).

Check out these new Air Canada routes!


Air Canada recently announced the introduction of a new service between Montréal (YUL) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) starting in June of 2018. Flights will operate year-round, with daily service during summer peak travel and three times a week during the winter, with Air Canada’s flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

Two years ago, Air Canada also unveiled nonstop service between Montréal and Beijing and, in spring 2017, daily flights from Montréal to Shanghai were introduced. Direct flights from Asian destinations to Montréal are inevitably increasing the likelihood of Asia-based companies selecting our city as a strategic meeting destination. Additionally, new Asian routes are great for Montréal startups with business ties in Tokyo, Shanghai, Beijing and beyond!


The announcement of nonstop service to Tokyo follows several other new direct services to Montréal this year. In 2017 alone, Air Canada has unveiled routes between Montréal and six other international destinations: Tel Aviv, Algiers, Marseille, Lima, Reykjavik and Shanghai. And, most recently, the airline announced that it is expanding its global network with the addition of new non-stop services to two new destinations next summer: Bucharest, Lisbon and Dublin. The theme here is “international” — a truly international airline connecting business travellers to a truly international city!


Air Canada flies non-stop between Montréal and major U.S. business hubs including New York City, Chicago, Las Vegas and Orlando. They’ve also recently increased service to Washington, DC (IAD) and added non-stop flights to Dallas and Phoenix. Notably, Air Canada is the only carrier at Montréal-Trudeau Airport (YUL) to fly non-stop to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, Denver, Tampa, Fort Myers, West Palm Beach and Hartford.


Many American travellers — especially in tier two cities such as Denver or Phoenix — are realizing the advantage of transferring through Montréal to reach International destinations like Paris or Tel Aviv. Not only are Air Canada planes more modern and the Canadian exchange rate favourable, but travellers clear American customs in Montréal. Essentially this means that, on their trip home, they can hit the ground running on American soil. An option to save time and money!