Montreal celebrated with cake the start of Air Canada rouge’s four times weekly service to Casablanca, a route which will compete directly with Royal Air Maroc according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. Cutting the culinary delight in the Canadian city are: David Lametti, Member of Parliament of Canada, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Trade; Craig Landry, President, Air Canada Leisure Group; and James Cherry, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.
Vancouver celebrated the start of Air Canada rouge’s new service to San Diego with a traditional ribbon cutting ceremony. Conducting the cutting at the British Columbia airport, with assistance from the crew,are: Dolores Gutierrez, Inside Sales Manager, Business Development, Air Canada; Benjamin Eastman, San Diego Tourism Authority; Carl Jones, Director, Air Service Development, Vancouver Airport Authority; Edna Ray, Regional Sales Manager, Air Canada; and Tania Carriere, Manager, Agency Partnerships Programs, Air Canada. Services on the 1,894-kilometre link will operate daily.
- Air Canada rouge commenced service on two new routes this week, one long-haul and the other short-haul. The long-haul route which was inaugurated by the Star Alliance member was between Montreal (YUL) and Casablanca (CMN) in Morocco on 3 June. The 5,671-kilometre sector will be served by the airline four times weekly facing direct competition from Royal Air Maroc’s six times weekly service according to OAG Schedules Analyser data. The second route to be launched was the short-haul connection between Vancouver (YVR) and San Diego (SAN) on 2 June. The transborder 1,894-kilometre link will be served by the carrier daily, with it using its A319 fleet on the route. No other carrier current serves the Canada to California city pair.