Air Canada Rouge Montreal to Phoenix
Wickenburg Mayor, Everett Sickles; Surprise Mayor, Sharon Wolcott; Quebec delegate, Elizabeth Mackay; Flagstaff Vice Mayor, Jamie Whelan; Tucson Mayor, Jonathan Rothschild; Air Canada SVP of Regional Markets and Government Relations, Kevin Howlett; Mesa Vice Mayor, David Luna; Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community President, Delbert Ray Sr.; Tolleson Mayor, Anna Tovar; Maricopa Mayor, Christian Price; Phoenix Mayor, Greg Stanton; and Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation President, Bernadine Burnette, were among those to pose with this brilliant Air Canada Rouge-inspired cake at the launch of the airline’s new service from Montreal. The cake, which also features the airport’s iconic control tower, was created by Tammie Coe who has a shop at Phoenix Airport.
- Air Canada Rouge premiered its fourth route to Phoenix (PHX) this week, starting a three times weekly service from Montreal (YUL) on 22 February. The carrier already flies to the Arizona hub from Calgary, Toronto Pearson and Vancouver. Canada is a major Arizona trading partner, with exports to Canada valued at more than US$2.2 billion per year. Last year, Arizona registered a $755 million trade surplus with Canada according to the US Census Bureau. Many Canadian companies say they like sites in Arizona, because of the proximity to US West Coast markets and major Mexican markets. According to City of Phoenix Community and Economic Development, there are more than 460 Canadian-owned companies in Arizona. The airline will operate its latest route to Phoenix three times weekly on its A319s, with the 3,505-kilometre sector currently scheduled to operate until 28 May, before returning again on 6 September, running until May 2019. No other airline operates between Montreal and Phoenix at present.