Air Canada will launch a year-round service between Montreal and Toulouse next summer.

The flag carrier said the route will begin on June 4, 2020 and run five-times weekly.

It will be operated by 292-seat Airbus A330-300s configured with Signature Class (business), premium economy and economy.

Air Canada added that it would provide the only year-round service between the two cities.

Flight AC826 will depart Montreal at 1915 and arrive in Toulouse at 0815 the following day, running on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The return (AC827) will depart at 1000 and arrive at 1200 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Calin Rovinescu, Air Canada’s CEO, commented:

“Air Canada is very pleased to offer non-stop, year-round flights linking Montreal and Toulouse.

“This service will create opportunities to accelerate synergies between two of the world’s leading aerospace industry hubs.

“Combined with our recently announced non-stop flights between Montreal and Seattle, the world’s other major aerospace hub, starting next year, we are helping solidify Quebec’s position as a global player in the aerospace industry, which will help maintain and encourage the growth of high-skilled, high-paying jobs in the sector.

“This further demonstrates the power of having a global champion in Montreal such as Air Canada; one with the capacity and network breadth to compete effectively in aviation, the most international of businesses.”

Rovinescu said it marked Air Canada’s sixth destination in continental France.

Robert Beaudry, head of economic development, housing and design on the City of Montreal’s executive committee, said:

“The announcement of a year-round service between Montreal and Toulouse is excellent news. Many economic sectors are bringing us closer to Toulouse, particularly aerospace, and we are convinced that this new Air Canada service will help strengthen or establish new collaborations between companies here and in Toulouse.”