Seasonal flights create easy connectivity from the eastern U.S. seaboard to the ripe vineyards of Bordeaux and the Loire Valley
A seasonal flight between Montreal and Bordeaux means a sip of that Château Margaux is ever closer for Canadians and East Coasters. The launch of AC1908 last week marks new non-stop seasonal service from Montreal to its fifth destination in France. The service to the popular wine region runs through September 8, 2019 three days a week.
"As the only network carrier to offer non-stop transatlantic service to Bordeaux, the addition of a fifth destination in France further enhances Air Canada's competitive position in the French market. Our three weekly flights to Bordeaux provide travelers unique access to the famed wine growing region and the popular Nouvelle-Aquitaine market. In addition to playing a special role in connecting Canada with many French-speaking communities around the world, our Montreal hub is increasingly popular among U.S. travelers who appreciate seamless connections to international destinations on Air Canada," said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning at Air Canada.
Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to Air Canada's North American network
, including major cities along the U.S. east coast including New York, Boston, Philadelphia, also allowing easy connections from Los Angeles, San Francisco and Dallas. AC 1908 departs Montreal (YUL) at 8 pm and arrives in Bordeaux at 8:50 am on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. AC 1909 departs Bordeaux at 10:25 am and arrives in Montreal at 12:22 pm on Thursday, Friday and Sunday.
The flights are operated by Air Canada Rouge with a Boeing 767-300ER, featuring premium and economy cabins. All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.
During the summer season Air Canada flies twice daily to Paris from Montreal, as well as five times a week to Lyon, four flights a week to Nice and three flights per week to Marseille on Air Canada Rouge. Air Canada also flies from Toronto to Paris once a day and from Vancouver to Paris four times a week.