Air Canada Rouge launched flights between Montreal and Lisbon on 15 June, with the inaugural flight touching down in the Portuguese capital the following morning. Seen cutting the ribbon to officially open the route in Lisbon are: Jeffrey Marder, Ambassador of Canada to Portugal; Margaret Skinner, Director Sales EMEAI, Air Canada; Nuno Ferreira, Lisbon Airport Deputy; Maximiliano Campos, Country Sales Manager Portugal & Spain, Air Canada; Stefano Casaregola, Regional Manager Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal, Air Canada; and Raquel Serra Pinto, Account Manager Portugal, AVIAREPS. A cake was also made to toast the occasion. Flights on the route will operate three times weekly.
- Air Canada Rouge launched its latest European route from Montreal (YUL) on 15 June, a 5,232-kilometre link to Lisbon (LIS), the carrier’s second route to the Portuguese capital after Toronto Pearson. The carrier will offer three weekly flights between the Quebec city and Lisbon using its fleet of 767-300s, with it going head-to-head with Air Transat which presently offers five weekly flights on the city pair. “Building on Air Canada’s current success in the Portuguese market, the new Montreal-Lisbon route solidifies the airline’s presence in the summer leisure market from Montreal. Additionally, enhancements to our year-round services to Casablanca and Lima demonstrate Air Canada’s on-going commitment to grow Montreal as an important hub in our global network,” commented Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. Air Canada Rouge will operate this service between Montreal and Lisbon throughout the summer, with the last flight of the season scheduled to operate on 27 October. See how Lisbon Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.