Air Canada inaugurates non-stop Geneva-Montreal service


Air Canada inaugurates today year-round non-stop service between Geneva and Montréal, with same-plane service continuing on to Toronto. The carrier’s Star Alliance partner, Swiss International Air Lines, will offer seats on a codeshare basis on the new route.

"The introduction of the only non-stop service between Geneva and sister city Montréal is great news for customers travelling on business, including international organizations, as well as for leisure travellers providing easy access to major tourist locations in Canada and the U.S." said Yves Dufresne, Air Canada’s Vice President International and Regulatory affairs in Geneva with Swiss and airport and tourism officials to launch the new service. "Air Canada’s new non-stop Geneva-Montréal service, offered in cooperation with our Star Alliance partner, SWISS, will provide more choice for convenient international travel to North America via our Montreal hub."

According to Mr. Robert DEILLON, Director-General of Geneva International Airport, "Montreal has been for years the unserved long-haul destination with the strongest demand from Geneva. This new Air Canada route is very exciting for our airport and I am convinced that both leisure and business passengers will make it rapidly a success."

"Air Canada’s new service to Geneva is a significant addition to our European network from Montréal," said Mr. James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer at Aéroports de Montréal. "The link is a natural one between two international cities, headquarters to many international organizations."

Air Canada will operate the new Geneva-Montréal non-stop service using 211-seat Boeing 767-300 ER aircraft offering a choice of Economy Class and Executive First service featuring 24 lay flat bed suites.  Further details and a virtual tour of Air Canada’s new cabin amenities including personal seatback entertainment are available at:

With the addition of non-stop service to Montréal, Air Canada expands its transatlantic network to complement its non-stop Zurich-Toronto flights operated on a codeshare basis with SWISS, and SWISS-operated Zurich-Montréal flights offered by Air Canada on a codeshare basis.

Flights on the new Geneva-Montréal route are timed to offer travellers convenient connections on Air Canada’s extensive North America network via the carrier’s Montreal hub to and from: Toronto (same plane), Ottawa, Québec City, Halifax, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and New York.

Montréal-based Air Canada provides scheduled and charter air transportation for passengers and cargo to more than 170 destinations on five continents. Canada's flag carrier is the 13th largest commercial airline in the world and serves 33 million customers annually. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, providing the world's most comprehensive air transportation network for Canadian domestic, transborder and international travel. Air Canada aircraft offer customers individualized seatback in-flight entertainment systems with hundreds of hours of digital audio-visual entertainment. As well, customers can collect Aeroplan miles for future awards through Canada’s leading loyalty program.

In 2008, the readers of Business Traveler magazine voted Air Canada "Best In-Flight Services in North America," "Best Airline for Business Class Service in North America" and "Best North American Airline for International Travel."

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Inaugural Air Canada 2 juin 2009

Inaugural Air Canada 2 juin 2009

Inaugural Air Canada 2 juin 2009