Air Canada launches seasonal flights to Bordeaux

Canada’s flag carrier will connect Bordeaux with Montreal over the summer

Air Canada has decided to extend its connections to France. Soon, it will launch a seasonal non-stop service to the French city of wine, Bordeaux — the only North American airline to do so.

Air Canada launches flights to Bordeaux over next summer — tautas Kielaitis / Shutterstock
Air Canada’s Montreal-Bordeaux flight will be the only non-stop route from North America — Tautas Kielaitis / Shutterstock

Between 15 June and 15 September 2019, the Canadian flag carrier will operate the service from Montreal four days a week with a new Boeing 737 MAX-8.

“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,” said Lucie Guillemette, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Air Canada.

Currently, Air Canada operates a twice-daily service from Montreal to Paris, as well as five flights a week into Lyon, four flights a week to Nice and three per week to Marseille. The airline also flies from Toronto to Paris once a day and from Vancouver to Paris four times a week.

“Our four weekly flights are the most offered than any other airline between Montreal and Bordeaux providing travellers unique access to the famed wine growing region and the popular Nouvelle-Aquitaine market,” Guillemette added.

“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 US travellers who appreciate seamless connections to international destinations on Air Canada.”

Bordeaux is Air Canada's fifth French destination — Massimo Santi / Shutterstock
Bordeaux is Air Canada’s fifth French destination — Massimo Santi / Shutterstock

The Boeing 737 MAX selected for the new route offers premium economy and economy services and features high-speed wifi, an upgraded in-flight entertainment system, and the latest quiet engine technology with up to 40 per cent noise reduction. The aircraft also burns 20 per cent less fuel per seat than the previous 737.

“The arrival of Air Canada on the Montreal-Bordeaux route enhances air service options to this popular French destination for Montrealers,” said Philippe Rainville, chief executive of Aeroports de Montreal.

“Once again, I would like to thank Air Canada for its confidence and contributions to the development of our air service.”