Air Canada plans to introduce year-round nonstop service between Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Brussels Airport (BRU), with same-plane service continuing to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
Subject to government approval, daily flights will begin in time for summer peak travel on June 12, 2010.
The airline will operate the new Montréal-Brussels non-stop service using newly refurbished, 211-seat Boeing 767-300ERs offering a choice of Economy Class and Executive First cabins, the latter of which will feature 24 lay-flat-bed suites. A virtual tour of Air Canada’s new cabin amenities, which include personal seatback entertainment, are available at www.aircanada.com/en/travelinfo/onboard/cabincomfort.html.
Scheduling for the flights calls for the outbound flight, AC832, to depart YYZ at 5:00 p.m. and to arrive at YUL at 6:15 p.m. The eastbound transatlantic flight then will depart YUL at 7:40 p.m. and arrive at BRU at 8:40 a.m. the next day. The rteurn flight, AC833, will dpeart BRU at 10:45 a.m. and arrive at YUL at 12:25 p.m. The flight will then leave YUL at 2:00 p.m. to reach YYZ at 3:15 p.m.
The flights on the new Brussels route are timed to offer travellers convenient connections to Air Canada’s extensive North America network via the carrier’s Montreal hub to and from: Toronto (same plane), Ottawa, Québec City, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington and New York.
In Brussels, connecting flights will be available with future Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines to and from several European and African destinations including Toulouse, Lyon and Marseilles, France; Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Dakar, Senegal; Douala, Cameroun; Bologna and Milan, Italy; and Porto, Portugal.
Air Canada says that by next summer it will offer non stop service between Montréal and six European gateway cities including London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva and Rome. Additionally, Air Canada’s Star Alliance partners Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines offer service from Montréal to Munich and Zurich respectively.