03 October, 2018

The fine wines ff the Bordeaux region come a step closer thanks to new seasoanl service from Montreal

A winery in Bordeaux, France. (CNW Group/Air Canada)
One of the leading Canadian airlines, Air Canada announced on Wednesday that it would instigate a new service from Montreal to Bordeaux next summer.

The new route will operate between 15th June and 15th September 2019 on one of the carriers new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and are timed to optimize connectivity to Air Canada's extensive North American network, including major cities along the US east coast including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, also allowing easy connections from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. 

The Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Air Canada, Lucie Guillemette says, "As the only network carrier to offer non-stop transatlantic service to Bordeaux, the addition of a fifth destination in France further enhances Air Canada's competitive position in the French market. Our four weekly flights are the most offered than any other airline between Montreal and Bordeaux providing travellers unique access to the famed wine growing region and the popular Nouvelle-Aquitaine market. In addition to playing a special role in connecting Canada with many French-speaking communities around the world, our Montreal hub is increasingly popular among U.S. travellers who appreciate seamless connections to international destinations on Air Canada,"

The flights will operate 4 times each week and will be flown by the 737 Max aircraft which Air Canada has configured two cabins of service: Premium Economy and Economy. 

Features of the new aircraft include:

An upgraded in-flight entertainment system with a sleek, new 15 language user interface. Coming soon, passengers will be able to stream video and audio to their own devices;
High speed Wi-Fi will be available on these flights so customers can use their devices in-flight just as they would on the ground making travelling more relaxing as well as productive;
Premium comfort and ambiance with improved seats and innovative LED mood lighting along the ceiling;
Upgraded overhead storage space compartments offer additional space for every single passenger to bring a carry-on bag;
The latest quiet engine technology with up to 40 per cent noise reduction, offering more peace and quiet for customers when flying;
The Boeing 737 MAX burns 20 per cent less fuel per seat than the previous Next-Generation 737.

Days of operation
8:30 p.m.
9:25 a.m. (+1 day)
Mon, Wed, Thu, Sat
10:25 a.m.
12:20 p.m.
Tue, Thu, Fri, Sun

"The arrival of Air Canada on the Montrรฉal-Bordeaux route enhances air service options to this popular French destination for Montrealers. Once again, I would like to thank Air Canada for its confidence and contributions to the development of our air service," said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aรฉroports de Montrรฉal.