Air Canada will launch non-stop service between Montreal and Rome to meet peak seasonal travel demand. Beginning June 1, 2007, until Sept. 30, 2007, the carrier will operate daily non-stop flights linking Canada’s second largest city and its extensive Quebec and Atlantic Canada network with the Italian capital.
Air Canada offers connecting flights via Rome to popular destinations in Italy operated by Air One, a Lufthansa partner airline.
“The reintroduction of non-stop Air Canada flights between Montreal and Rome is great news for Montrealers and consumers in Eastern Canada, who will benefit from substantial time savings during the peak travel season to Italy,” said Daniel Shurz, vice-president of network planning. “We look forward to offering this additional non-stop service to Europe from Montreal, which complements our year-round Toronto-Rome non-stop flights. Rome is our fifth European destination with non-stop service from Montreal, joining London, Paris, Frankfurt and Munich.”
Air Canada’s Montreal-Rome non-stop service will be operated using 207-seat Boeing 767-200 ER aircraft. With an eastbound flight time of eight hours, travellers will save more than two hours off alternative routings via Toronto or Frankfurt.