Air Canada has launched its year-round nonstop service between Milan Malpensa and Montreal, flying up to five-times weekly. The new service operates onwards from Montreal to Toronto, offering even greater travel choice to customers flying from Italy to Canada. With the introduction of this new route, the airline’s first-ever service between Milan and Montreal, Air Canada is the only airline to offer year-round nonstop flights between Italy and Canada.
Air Canada flights between Milan and Montreal are operated with Airbus A330-300 aircraft, accommodating 297 passengers, with a choice of three classes of service: Economy, Premium Economy and Air Canada Signature Class which features lie-flat seating. All flights are timed to optimise connectivity to Air Canada’s extensive North American network, including 46 airports in the U.S. Seats are available for booking at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres and travel agencies.
The new service builds on Air Canada’s existing nonstop seasonal services from Rome Fiumicino to Toronto and Montreal, as well as from Venice to Toronto and Montreal.
“We are excited to launch our new flight from Milan to Montreal and onwards to Toronto,” said Stefano Casaregola, Air Canada Regional Manager Sales Italy. “This new service will not only provide our customers in Italy with year-round direct flights to Canada, but also allows convenient onward travel options across our extensive North American network and Latin America.”
“The return of Air Canada with the opening of the connection between Milan, Montreal and Toronto further increases the offer to North America, which thus reaches 66 weekly flights from Malpensa to that area,” said Armando Brunini, CEO of SEA Milan Airports. “The real novelty is Montreal connected to Malpensa after over twenty years, and the return of the flight to Toronto, twin city with Milan, with a strong appeal for both business and leisure. Following the recovery of domestic and European air traffic, we are happy to see a gradual return of intercontinental flights, more penalized by the pandemic. In this moment of covid regression, which we hope will be lasting, despite some challenges, we are working to return to pre-covid levels. The signs, at the moment, are comforting at least for North America where we recover about 80% of flights and 78% of seats offered and we hope for an improved load factor compared to the most critical phase of the pandemic.”