Cutting the cake in Lyon, marking the start of Air Canada’s new five times weekly service to Montreal, are David Gégot, Director Air Canada for France and Philippe Bernand CEO Aéroports de Lyon.
A cake cutting was also held in Montreal to celebrate the start of Lyon services. The 5,861-kilometre sector will be flown five times weekly in direct competition with Air Transat’s four times weekly service.
- Air Canada commenced service on three new services during the past week, starting on 16 June with a connection between Montreal (YUL) and Lyon (LYS). The 5,861-kilometre sector will be served by the Star Alliance member five times weekly on its 767-300s facing stiff competition from Air Transat’s four times weekly operation. The second route launched this week was from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Seoul Incheon (ICN). The 10,612-kilometre Pacific route will be flown on the airline’s 787-9 fleet, and will compete with Korean Air which serves the city pair daily. The final route launch by Air Canada this week was from Calgary (YYC) to San Francisco (SFO). The 1,637-kilometre transborder city pair will be served daily on its CRJ 700s, and will face competition from United Airlines and WestJet, which combined already offer 21 weekly services.