Air Canada flight inauguration

Air Canada inaugurates two new direct routes

To the point Milesopedia attended the inauguration by Air Canada of two direct connections between Quebec City airport and Western Canada.

Air Canada: inauguration of two direct routes in Canada

Milesopedia had the honour to attend the route launch between Quebec City (YQB) and Calgary (YYC) on May 1st. Air Canada inaugurated its non-stop flight between Quebec City and Calgary, offering more options to travellers from the National Capital who want to fly to Western Canada. As of May 2, a direct route between Quebec City and Vancouver will be added to Air Canada’s portfolio of routes.

Air Canada Rouge plans to operate these new domestic routes until the end of October, using Airbus A319 aircraft.

For the occasion, travellers this morning had the opportunity to hear several speeches from people in the field, including David Rheault, Vice President of Government and Community Relations at Air Canada, Robert Mercure, Director of Destination Québec cité, and the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Health and Member of Parliament for Québec.

Air Canada flight inauguration

Minister Duclos took the time to speak with travellers waiting to board the first ever direct flight to Calgary. They were presented with small gifts from Air Canada.

Air Canada flight inauguration
Air Canada flight inauguration

The entire tourism industry in the Quebec City region is delighted with the improvement of its air service with the introduction of flights to Calgary and Vancouver

Robert Mercure - Destination Québec cité
Air Canada flight inauguration
Air Canada flight inauguration

We will prove to the carriers who add new destinations that they were right to trust us

Stéphane Poirier - Chef de la direction de l’aéroport de Québec
Air Canada flight inauguration

Mr. Poirier was leaving this morning for Calgary on the inaugural flight to “sell the beautiful region of Quebec” to the people of Alberta.

Flight schedules

Here is the flight schedule between YQB and Calgary:

Origin Destination Departure Arrival Frequencies
Quebec Calgary 10 h 45 13 h 20 Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday – Sunday
Calgary Quebec 14 h 35 20 h 48 Tuesday – Thursday – Saturday – Sunday
Quebec Vancouver 9 h 55 12 h 19 Monday – Wednesday – Friday
Vancouver Quebec 13 h 45 21 h 42 Monday – Wednesday – Friday

It should be noted that these direct flights will make it much easier for people who wish to travel to Hawaii or even Asia to reach the West Coast of Canada more easily and quickly.

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Current offers

Are you planning to travel to Western Canada with Air Canada?

Take advantage of the current welcome offer to earn Aeroplan points (and a credit card to waive baggage fees when flying with Air Canada).

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!
With her head full of exotic landscapes and food, Maude dreams of adding more destinations to her list of countries visited. Her survival kit: a good backpack, a Stephen King novel and a laptop.

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