Air Canada’s Montreal to Shanghai Pudong
Montreal Airport held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open Air Canada’s first Chinese route from the city – Shanghai Pudong. The route also becomes the airline’s first 787-8-operated route from Montreal. No other airline flies the city pair.
- Air Canada on 16 February made Montreal (YUL) its third Canadian hub to link directly with China, launching a daily 787-8-operated service to Shanghai Pudong (PVG). The Star Alliance member already serves Shanghai from Toronto Pearson and Vancouver. “With the launch of Montreal-Shanghai non-stop service today, we are delighted to inaugurate Air Canada’s first direct flights between Montreal and Asia, building on Air Canada’s success in the rapidly growing Chinese market,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “This also marks the introduction of Air Canada’s first 787-8 service from Montreal featuring our industry-leading international product, and further underlines our commitment to expand our global reach from Montreal, reinforcing it as a strategic hub that offers easy and convenient connections from points throughout Quebec, Atlantic Canada and the US.” No other airline currently flies the 11,347-kilometre link between Montreal and Shanghai, however Air China does offer flights between Beijing and Montreal, the Canadian airport’s only other Chinese service.