Air Canada will start new year-round service between Montreal and Bogotá, Colombia beginning June 2, 2020. The flights will operate three times weekly onboard Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of premium and economy service.

"This new route complements our existing Toronto-Bogotá service, and positions Air Canada as a significant player linking the growing markets between Montreal and Colombia's capital and largest city. Bogotá is also strategically situated to allow for seamless travel across South America through Star Alliance partner Avianca," said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada.

Added Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal: "For several years, Aéroports de Montréal has been wanting to improve service from YUL to destinations in South America. While a flight to Sao Paolo will be inaugurated in a few weeks, Air Canada is doubling the stakes by adding this new direct connection to Bogotá, Colombia."

The new flight consolidates Montreal's position as a hub, with openness and international accessibility. The South American market in Montreal has has grown by more than 50% in recent years, according to officials at Tourisme Montreal.

Flight * Departs * Arrives * Days of Week:

AC1952 * Montreal  22:45 * Bogotá 04:15  * + 1 dayTuesday, Thursday, Saturday
AC1953 * Bogotá 09:00 * Montreal 16:20 * Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

The new flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada's network at its Montreal hub to easily connect to Star Alliance partner Avianca's network to other destinations including Medellin, Cartagena, Cali, Lima, Cuzco, Guayaquil and Quito.

Customers can also collect and redeem Aeroplan Miles when traveling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

Special introductory fares starting as $795 round-trip are now available for booking at aircanada.com or through travel agents.