- Joe Breitfeller
Air Canada Celebrates Inaugural Service Between Montreal and Kelowna
Updated: Jul 9, 2021
Today, Air Canada celebrated the launch of the only nonstop service between Montreal and Kelowna at Kelowna International Airport. The carrier offers three weekly flights on the route and will progressively increase the number of weekly flights to five by August.
On Monday (July 5, 2021), Air Canada announced the launch of inaugural service between Montreal and Kelowna, becoming the only carrier to offer nonstop service on the route. Air Canada will offer three weekly flights on the route, increasing to four by mid-July and five by August. The route will be operated with an Airbus A220-300 featuring 12 Business Class and 125 Economy Class seats, onboard Wi-Fi, and hours of complimentary entertainment at every seat with a modernized inflight entertainment system. With the new service, Kelowna is now connected to all four Air Canada hubs including Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
In today’s announcement, Air Canada’s Senior Vice President – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,
“We are excited to launch the only non-stop service between Montreal and Kelowna, connecting two leading tourism destinations popular with Quebecers and British Columbians alike. Our new flights onboard Air Canada's ultra-quiet and environmentally-friendly Airbus A220-300 are also conveniently timed with connections to Atlantic Canada and abroad through our Montreal hub. As the country reopens, we are pleased to help friends and family reunite, and support Canada's economic recovery and tourism industry. We know people are excited to travel again, and we look forward to welcoming our customers onboard.”
Also commenting on the new service, YLW – Kelowna International Airport’s Director, Sam Samaddar, said,
“Air Canada's non-stop Montreal-Kelowna service marks a vast milestone for YLW to bring travel between Quebec and the Okanagan region. Montreal has been a significant region for tourism in the Okanagan and we have worked numerous years to achieve this community connection. I look forward to welcoming residents of Quebec and those who connect through Montreal to our four-season paradise.”
Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. For the last two years Air Canada was also named Global Traveler’s ‘Best Airline in North America.’ Additionally, Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.
Source: Air Canada