Air Canada has announced Montreal’s first connection to Tokyo with flights starting June 1, 2018. Year-round service on Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft will be daily in summer and three times a week in winter. Connections from Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Charlottetown, as well as several U.S. gateways, will feed the 14:05 departure.
Special introductory fares start at $999 round-trip.
"Air Canada is continuing its global expansion by strategically building its Montreal hub,” says Air Canada president and CEO Calin Rovinescu, adding that the route, which compliments existing service from Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, also strategically positions the carrier as a “leader in the growing Montreal-Asia market."
"This direct flight between two international cities, Tokyo and Montreal, shows that Montreal is once again a major player in Canadian and North American aviation,” says Montreal mayor Denis Coderre.
Tokyo joins a list of Air Canada flights introduced in 2017 from Montreal, including Shanghai (China), Marseille (France), Dallas/Ft. Worth and Washington/Dulles (U.S.), Reykjavik (Iceland), Tel Aviv (Israel) and Algiers (Algeria) with an eighth new route to Lima (Peru) beginning in December.
Tokyo will be served by Air Canada from Montreal starting June 1, 2018.