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Updated June 27, 2022

  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Canada to Launch Two New Routes to Western Canada From Quebec City Next Summer

Air Canada will launch service from Jean Lesage International Airport in Quebec City to Vancouver and Calgary for summer 2022. Service to Vancouver will start on May 20th with up to three weekly flights, with up to four weekly flights to Calgary starting on May 21st.


Air Canada Rough Airbus A319 - Courtesy Air Canada

On Thursday (October 21, 2021), Air Canada announced the launch of new service from Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) in Quebec City to Vancouver and Calgary for summer 2022. Starting May 20, 2022, the airline will offer up to three weekly flights between Quebec City and Vancouver, with up to four weekly flights to Calgary starting on May 21, 2022. Both routes will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with an Airbus A319, featuring Premium Rouge and Economy Class services, as well as product enhancements such as upgraded streaming entertainment options and Wi-Fi for purchase.


In Thursday’s announcement, Air Canada’s SVP – Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo, said,


“This is really exciting news for Quebec City and we are happy to offer new popular destinations to Quebecers who we know love to travel. New services to Vancouver and Calgary will meet the growing demand from the Quebec City market for travel to Western Canada while at the same time allowing tourists from Western Canada to discover and enjoy Quebec City, one of the most famous destinations in the country, with its important cultural and historic sites and lovely landscapes along the St-Lawrence River in Charlevoix. This increased presence and convenient and diversified schedule also demonstrates our commitment to the people of the Capitale-Nationale and our desire to better serve the Jean Lesage International Airport, a long-time partner.”


Also commenting on the new routes from Quebec City, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport’s President and CEO, Stéphane Poirier, said,


Air Canada's Summer 2022 Schedule From Quebec City to Vancouver and Calgary - Courtesy Air Canada

“This is an important announcement for the citizens of the Quebec City area. Vancouver and Calgary are popular destinations and strategic hubs for Air Canada. In recent months, the airline has not only taken the decision to quickly restore pre-pandemic routes, but also added frequencies and new destinations to the schedule starting this winter and in the summer of 2022. As part of its recovery strategy, Air Canada is investing in the growth of our market. We are confident that the people of the region will respond.”


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