Air Canada launched flights to San Juan from Montreal on 17 December, the Star Alliance member’s second link to the Puerto Rican airport after Toronto Pearson. The 3,087-kilometre airport pair will operate each Saturday on its A320 fleet.
- Air Canada launched its latest route from its Montreal (YUL) hub on 17 December – San Juan (SJU). The 3,087-kilometre link between the Canadian city and Puerto Rican capital will be flown on a weekly (Saturdays) basis throughout the winter season until 22 April. No other carrier currently links the two airports. The Star Alliance member will operate the city pair on its 146-seat A320s. “This new route from Montreal will make it easier for customers to travel to Puerto Rico from eastern Canada and complements our existing twice-weekly services between Toronto Pearson and San Juan. It also strengthens Air Canada’s Montreal hub, which is playing a significant strategic role in our ongoing global expansion,” commented Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, about the new service. According to OAG schedules, Air Canada’s mainline operation will link Montreal to 27 destinations this winter, with 17 of those being international.