Air China to link Beijing with Montreal

11 Sep 2015 by Clement Huang

Air China will launch a new service between Beijing and Montreal on September 29, making the Star Alliance member the world’s first operator that flies non-stop between Asia and the Canadian city.

The route will be operated three times weekly on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight CA879 will depart Beijing at 1300 and arrive in Montreal at 1350. The return service on flight CA880 will then take off from Montreal at 1620 and touch back down in Beijing at 1800 the following day.

Flights are operated with the B777-300ER, which Air China has fitted with a three-class configuration. It will offer eights seats in first, 42 in business, and 261 in economy.

Montreal is an important industrial, commercial and financial centre in Canada anda well-known leisure travel hotspot, courtesy of its reputation as the “Little Paris” in North America.

Business class on Air China's B777-300ER

The Beijing–Montreal service is part of Air China’s move to solidify its presence on the China–Canada market, and to cater for the increasing demand for travel between the two countries. 

The airline currently operates 10 flights per week between Beijing and Vancouver while also enjoying strategic joint options with fellow Star Alliance member, Air Canada. 

The codeshare partnership sees Air China place its marketing code on Air Canada’s flights between Vancouver and six other Canadian cities, namely Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.

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Clement Huang

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