Windsor International Airport (YQG) is pleased to announce the launch of new Air Canada daily non-stop flights between Windsor and Montreal.
Flights are timed to provide connections between Windsor and Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax and St. John's, and Windsor to Europe, including Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon and Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco.
The daily Montreal-Windsor flights will commence July 2, 2018 and will be operated by Air Canada Express Jazz using 50-seat Bombardier CRJ jets.
“This is an important step in the evolution of Windsor International Airport and the city of Windsor,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens, who is also the Chair of the YQG Board. “The Montreal-Windsor route is the first daily year-round passenger service from Windsor to a destination other than Toronto, as well as the first daily year-round service from Windsor with scheduled jet service. The new non-stops flights to Montreal along with the additional Air Canada connections that will now be available will be a great advantage for both Windsor’s business and leisure travelers,” said Dilkens.
Air Canada simultaneously announced the launch of the Windsor flights with similar flights from London to Montreal.
"We are pleased to expand Air Canada's domestic network from Montreal into the growing Southern Ontario markets of Windsor and London by offering new non-stop daily flights to Montreal, as we continue to strategically expand our already extensive domestic network," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "With the continued growth in the Southern Ontario market, we see the opportunity to add new non-stop services and provide additional convenient travel options to cities across Atlantic Canada as well several European destinations," said Smith.
"The addition of flights to London and Windsor strengthens Montreal's position as an international hub by facilitating the movement of travelers from this region to destinations in Europe or Asia,” said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal. Not only is it contributing to the phenomenal growth of passenger traffic at Montréal-Trudeau, it is also enabling us to further develop our air service and increase the frequency of interesting flights.”
The schedule for the Windsor/Montreal flights is as follows:
Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at www.aircanada.com, via the Air Canada app and through travel agents.
All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada's global schedule in Montreal, provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline Canadian airports, priority boarding and other benefits.