Air Canada has launched a year-round nonstop service between Milan Malpensa and Montreal, flying up to five-times weekly.
The new route is operated by A330-300 aircraft, configured with three classes (economy, premium economy and Air Canada Signature Class with fully-flat seats) and accommodating 297 passengers.
The service will operate onwards from Montreal to Toronto, with flight times “to optimise connectivity” to the carrier’s North American network.
AC895 departs Milan at 1315 and lands in Montreal at 1545 local time.
Air Canada has existing nonstop seasonal services from Rome Fiumicino to Toronto and Montreal, as well as from Venice to Toronto and Montreal.
Stefano Casaregola, Air Canada Regional Manager Sales Italy, commented:
“We are excited to launch our new flight from Milan to Montreal and onwards to Toronto. 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.”
Armando Brunini, CEO of SEA Milan Airports, added:
“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.
“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.”