June 06, 2016: Air Canada will begin new, nonstop service from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, filling an important missing link within Denver’s air service network.
With nearly 35,000 annual passengers traveling between the two cities, Montreal ranked as Denver’s largest Canadian market without nonstop service, and Denver’s fourth-largest international market without nonstop service.
“Air Canada has been a tremendous partner with Denver International Airport for more than two decades, and we are delighted to see the airline grow its presence with the addition of service between the Mile High City and Montreal,” said Kim Day, CEO, airport.
Air Canada ranks as Denver’s longest tenured foreign-flag carrier and celebrated 20 years of service in the market in October 2015. Air Canada also currently provides twice-daily flights (three times daily during the summer) between Toronto and Denver.
“Our daily, nonstop flights will be offered year-round to accommodate the many Canadians who travel to Denver for business or to explore the region’s appealing tourist sites and enjoy outdoor activities. It also gives Denver residents an opportunity to conveniently visit Montreal, one of North America’s oldest cities, known for its vibrant French-English culture, family-friendly attractions, world class restaurants and vibrant arts scene. This service complements our double-daily non-stop service to Denver from Toronto. Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline and the foreign carrier that operates the most flights to the USA, so the addition of a Montreal-Denver route is a natural extension of our growing global network,” said Lisa Pierce, senior director, USA sales and market development at Air Canada.
Air Canada’s Montreal-Denver flights will be operated using an Air Canada Express, 73-seat Embraer aircraft.