Air Canada launches year-round flights from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia

Air Canada launches year-round flights from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia

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Air Canada launches year-round flights from Montreal to Bogotá, Colombia

Air Canada today announced the introduction of new year-round service between Montreal and Bogotá, June 2 colombia beginning, 2020. Flights will operate 3 x weekly onboard Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft supplying a selection of premium and economy service.

“We have been very pleased to own only non-stop, year-round flights connecting Bogot&aacute and Montreal;, two vibrant cities steeped in culture and history. This new route complements our existing Toronto-Bogotá service, and positions Air Canada as a substantial player linking the growing markets between Colombia&rsquo and Montreal;s capital and largest city. The addition of Bogotá represents Air Canada’s 39th new route launched from Montreal-Trudeau Airport since 2012, illustrating our commitment to developing Montreal being an important firmly, strategic hub. Bogotá can be strategically situated to permit for seamless travel across SOUTH USA through Star Alliance partner Avianca,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada.

“For quite some time now, Aéroports de Montréal has been attempting to improve service from YUL to destinations in SOUTH USA. While a flight to Sao Paolo will be inaugurated in a couple weeks, Air Canada is doubling the stakes with the addition of this new direct link with Bogotá, Colombia,” said Philippe Rainville, CEO and president of Aéroports de Montréal. “Besides facilitating flights for members of Montreal&rsquo greatly;s large Colombian community, this announcement again affirms YUL&rsquo once;s role as a hub for international air traffic. We have been confident that destination will undoubtedly be favored by travellers extremely. And we thank our partner Air Canada who’s sparing no effort to keep improving the number of destinations offered from Montreal.”


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“It is a very exciting announcement. We have been seeking to connecting our capital city with Montreal forward, the global leader in digital creativity and art, that will further advance the growth of the creative industries sector in Colombia. This new route shall also enable a lot more Canadians to see 21st century Colombia; a captivating country that sticks out because of its opportunities in entrepreneurship and innovation, and because of its unparalleled offer of sustainable tourism,” said Federico Hoyos, Colombia’s Ambassador to Canada.

“More excellent news for Montreal, its economic dynamism and international influence. The announcement of the year-round service between our Bogot&aacute and city; will undoubtedly be positive for Montrealers and we have been delighted,” said Robert Beaudry, head of economic development, trade and housing on the populous city of Montreal’s executive committee.

“This new flight consolidates Montreal’s position as a hub, with openness and international accessibility. That is excellent news for developing the South American market, which includes grown by a lot more than 50% recently. Tourisme Montréal salutes the efforts of Air Canada. This new direct air link is a tourism and economic success for Montreal undoubtedly, confirming its status as a gateway to Canada,” said Yves Lalumière, CEO and president of Tourisme Montréal.

Flight

Departs

Arrives

Days of Week

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Montreal 22:45

Bogotá 04:15 + 1 day

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday

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Bogotá 09:00

Montreal 16:20

Wednesday, Friday, Sunday

Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive network at its Montreal hub. Furthermore, flights are timed for connecting to Star Alliance partner Avianca’s network to other destinations including Medellin, Cartagena, Cali, Lima, Cuzco, Quito and guayaquil.

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Author: George Taylor

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