Air Canada latest with B737 MAX transatlantic service

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2017

"We are excited about the new routes and expansion of existing Air Canada service".

Air Canada on Wednesday announced expanded seasonal services to and from Ireland with new non-stop flights from Shannon to Toronto and between Dublin and Montreal from June 2018.

It means both these services will have more appeal to business people than do Norwegians dense all-economy B737 MAX flights now operating transatlantic service from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Aer Lingus, WestJet, Air Transat and ASL Airlines France all fly to Canadian destinations from Dublin, and Air Canada will also be increasing its weekly flights between Vancouver and Dublin from three to five as of next summer. The exact start and end dates have yet to be announced.

The flights will be operated using Air Canada's newest single-aisle aircraft, the B737 Max 8 with a business and economy cabin configuration.

Today's announcement of new flights to Toronto has been welcomed by Tourism Ireland, who believe it will lead to a significant boost for both leisure and business tourism from Canada to Shannon.

Air Canada now operates 14 flights a week from Dublin to Vancouver and Toronto. All three services will offer economy and business class seats.

The routes are part of a major expansion of the airline's Irish services. Air connectivity is the lifeblood of tourism and trade between our two countries.

"Last year, Canada delivered a record 203,000 visitors to the island of Ireland, an increase of 11pc on the 2015", said Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland. "We commend Air Canada for their leadership on the matter", said François-Philippe Champagne, Canada's Federal Minister of International Trade. Tourism Ireland looks forward to working closely with Air Canada and the Shannon and Dublin airports to drive demand for the new flights.

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