Air Canada’s new service between Montreal and Kelowna is well known at Kelowna Worldwide Airport

  • Up to five times a week non-stop flights between Montreal and Kelowna
  • The airline connects the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia with non-stop flights to all four Air Canada hubs: Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary

MONTREAL, July 5, 2021 / CNW Telbec / – Air Canada’s newest domestic route with the only non-stop service between Montreal and Kelowna was celebrated at Kelowna International airport today. The flights run three times a week, four times until mid-July and five times in August. Customers will enjoy Air Canada’s fuel efficient Airbus A220-300 fleet with business class and economy cabins, a modernized in-flight entertainment system with hours of extra entertainment in every seat, on-board WiFi and more.

This new route adds to the significant impact Air Canada is having on the local and provincial economies British Columbia as a whole. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Air Canada contributed roughly $ 2.2 billion to BC GDP, annually. Additionally, Kelowna is now connected to all four of the airline’s hubs, which connect the Okanagan Valley with at most one stop directly to Air Canada’s vast global network.

“We are happy to have the only non-stop service between Montreal and Kelowna, which connects two leading tourist destinations popular with Quebecers and British Columbians alike. Our new flights aboard Air Canada’s ultra-quiet and environmentally friendly Airbus A220-300 are also available with connections to Atlantic Canada and abroad through ours Montreal Hub. As the country reopens, we look forward to helping and supporting friends and family with the reunification Canada economic recovery and tourism industry. We know people love to travel again and we look forward to welcoming our customers on board, “said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

“With this novelty, our loyal partner Air Canada proves once again how much they value our passengers MontrealKelowna Route “said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of ADM. “With services from Montréal-Trudeau YUL Airport currently reduced and travel options still limited, the addition of this new Canadian vacation destination comes at just the right time! This is a great opportunity for Quebecers to experience the grandeur of the Western Canada in absolute safety on board the new generation Airbus A220-300, which are much quieter and with Mirabel (YMX), with local know-how. We couldn’t ask for more! “

“Air Canada continuously MontrealKelowna Service marks a major milestone for YLW to travel between Quebec and the Okanagan region, “said Sam Samaddar, Airport Director, YLW – Kelowna International Airport. “Montreal is a major tourist region in the Okanagan and we have worked for many years to reach this community. I look forward to the residents of Quebec and those who connect through Montreal to our four-season paradise. “

“We are very happy about this new direct flight from Montreal into it Kelowna opens up tremendous opportunities for domestic travel in the Thompson Okanagan area, “said Ellen Walker-Matthews, SR VP and Acting President and CEO of the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association. “We got an increased demand Quebec in the last few months with inquiries from specialist travel, travel media and private individuals and this new direct service will help to satisfy and increase this demand. “

air Canada The Airbus A220-300 has 12 seats in Business Class and 125 in Economy Class with improved in-flight entertainment at every seat throughout the aircraft. Customers have more personal space for an aircraft of this size thanks to the broadest economy seats in the fleet and the largest overhead lockers. Other features include larger windows and full color LED ambient and customizable mood lighting that help reduce travel fatigue. The high ceilings, additional shoulder room and storage space make this aircraft an incomparable interior in the narrow-body segment.

With its innovative geared turbofan engines, which are expected to reduce fuel consumption per seat by up to 25 percent, the A220 is helping to advance Air Canada’s environmental commitment to net zero emissions by 2050. The A220 is also the quietest aircraft in its category. For more information, see the Air Canada Airbus A220 factsheet.

All Air Canada flights offer the ability to earn and redeem Aeroplan, and eligible customers have access to priority services, Maple Leaf lounges, and other benefits.






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air Canada A new refund policy will apply to all tickets purchased, offering customers refund options, an Air Canada travel voucher or equivalent in Aeroplan points with a 65% bonus if the airline cancels or reschedules a flight by more than three hours.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline and was one of the 20 largest airlines in the world in 2020. It is Canada’s airline and a founding member of the Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transport network. Air Canada is the only international airline in North America to receive a four-star ranking according to the independent British research company Skytrax. In 2020, Air Canada was named Global Traveler’s Best Airline in North America for the second year in a row. In January 2021, Air Canada received APEX Diamond Status certification for the Air Canada CleanCare + Biosafety program for the management of COVID-19, the only airline in Canada to achieve the highest APEX ranking. Air Canada is also committed to a net zero emissions target for all global operations by 2050. For more information, please visit:, follow Air Canada on Twitter and LinkedIn, and join Air Canada on Facebook.


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