Irish customers will soon have an opportunity to travel directly to two of Canada’s major cities, as Air Canada have announced plans for direct services between Dublin and Montreal and from Shannon to Toronto.
The airline’s existing route between Dublin and Toronto will also increase its frequency this winter and offer daily flights from June next.
The Dublin to Toronto route is also going to be running under the airline’s mainline, as opposed to its current service on Air Canada Rouge.
Announcing the new routes, Benjamin Smith, President of Passenger Airlines at Air Canada, said: “With the right aircraft for the right market, Air Canada appears to have the luck of the Irish and we want to share it with our customers.
Beginning summer 2018, we will capitalize on the growing traffic between Canada and Ireland and launch two new routes to Ireland, Toronto to Shannon and Montreal to Dublin.”
Niall Gibbons, CEO of Tourism Ireland, added: “Air Canada’s announcement today of new flights from Toronto to Shannon and from Montreal to Dublin, as well as the expansion of existing routes, is more good news for Irish tourism as we plan for 2018 and beyond.
Last year, Canada delivered a record 203,000 visitors to the island of Ireland, an increase of +11% on the previous year. In fact, visitor numbers from Canada have grown by almost +28% since 2014. Canadian visitors tend to stay longer and explore more extensively around the island than the average visitor, sampling our unique holiday experiences.”
The new route will be taking off in June 2018, with these flights going on sale later this month. For more information and to book, visit www.aircanada.com.