Air Canada has decided to extend its current seasonal flights between Montréal and San Francisco to a year-round service, beginning in November.
The airline will operate all flights on the Montréal-San Francisco route with Airbus A319 aircraft featuring Executive Service and complimentary seatback entertainment. Air Canada’s service also offers the ability to collect Aeroplan miles and lounge access for qualified customers.
Air Canada is timing its Montréal-San Francisco flights to offer convenient connections with the carrier’s international flights from Montréal-Trudeau International Airport to London, Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, and Geneva, as well as its domestic network including Ottawa, Québec City, and Halifax.
“Demand for year-round Air Canada flights between Montréal and San Francisco has been strong from business and leisure travelers and we look forward to being able to maintain a year-round schedule with the support of Montréal’s business and tourism communities,” says Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s vice president, network planning.
“With the extension of our San Francisco flights on a year-round basis, in addition to our daily Los Angeles service, Air Canada is solidifying its position as the only airline offering non-stop service between Montréal and California, with up to five flights per day,” adds Forget. “Both our San Francisco and Los Angeles flights have been scheduled to enable easy connections to Air Canada’s extensive domestic and international network via Montréal.”
Air Canada’s Montréal-San Francisco year-round service will see flight AC781 departing Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (IATA code YUL) at 5:35 p.m. and arriving at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at 9:00 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight AC 780 is timed to leave SFO at 8:10 a.m. and reach YUL at 4:29 p.m. local time.
Montréal-Trudeau International Airport is an important Air Canada hub, handling more than 6.2 million of the airline’s passengers in 2012.
Together with regional airlines operating under the Air Canada Express banner, Air Canada operates more than 100,000 flights to and from YUL and serves 67 destinations: 21 destinations in Canada, 16 in the United States, 23 in the Caribbean and Mexico, and seven European gateways.