Air Canada Toronto Pearson to Shannon
Air Canada launched flights from Toronto Pearson to Shannon on 1 June, with the aircraft touching down in Ireland the following day. The Irish airport greeted the arrival of the new service with this fantastic cake depicting CN Tower in Toronto. Eagerly anticipating a slice of CN Tower are: Isabel Harrison, B2B Manager, Aviation Development, Shannon Airport; Kevin O’Connor, VP System Operations Control, Air Canada; Andrew Murphy, MD, Shannon Airport; Declan Power, Head of Aviation Development, Shannon Airport; Jackie Ellis, General Relations Officer, Embassy of Canada; and Matthew Lee, Senior Manager Network Planning, Air Canada.
Air Canada launched another 737 MAX 8 to Ireland on 2 June, with it connecting Montreal with Dublin. Celebrating the launch in the Irish capital were: Kevin O’Connor, VP System Operations Control, Air Canada; Bláithín O’Donnell, Sales Manager Ireland, Air Canada; and Jon Woolf, SVP Aviation Business Development, Dublin Airport.
- Air Canada introduced Shannon (SNN) to its network on 1 June, adding a four times weekly service to the West Ireland airport from Toronto Pearson (YYZ). “This new Air Canada Toronto service reflects the growing tourism and business links between this half of the island and, not least thanks to the fact that Toronto is a hub airport, Canada. It amounts to a significant tourism opportunity for this region, with a strong demand in Canada for the unique offering of the Wild Atlantic Way, in particular,” commented Andrew Murphy, MD of Shannon Airport about the arrival of Air Canada. The airline will operate the 5,116-kilometre sector using its fleet of 737 MAX 8s, with no other carrier presently linking the two airports. Along with this new service, the Star Alliance member has also inaugurated flights to Dublin (DUB) and Tokyo Narita (NRT) from Montreal (YUL) this week. Flights on the 10,351-kilometre route to the capital of Japan launched on 1 June, with Canada’s largest airline planning to serve the sector daily on its 787-8s. Services to the capital of Ireland commenced the following day, with the carrier, like its Toronto to Shannon route, scheduled to offer four weekly flights on the 4,767-kilometre city pair using its 737 MAX 8s. Neither of the routes launched from Montreal will face direct competition. The Canadian flag carrier already serves Dublin on its mainline product from Toronto Pearson, while Tokyo Narita is served from Calgary and Vancouver, while the airline also flies to Tokyo Haneda from its Toronto hub. See how Shannon Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.