Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights from Toronto to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

MONTREAL, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada announced today that it will introduce non-stop flights between Toronto and Mont-Tremblant, Quebec. Service to Mont-Tremblant will be operated four times per week by Air Canada Express with 74-seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft. Flights will operate between December 18, 2014 and March 30, 2015 during peak winter skiing season. Flights will be available for purchase tomorrow at www.aircanada.com and through travel agents. Sample introductory one-way fares including all taxes from Toronto start as low as C$159. In addition, customers collect Aeroplan Miles through Canada's leading loyalty program when travelling with Air Canada.

"We are pleased to offer our customers a convenient schedule for long weekend escapes with flights to Mont-Tremblant timed to connect at Air Canada's global hub in Toronto to and from our extensive U.S. and Canadian networks," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada.  "We are thrilled to launch this new service to the Upper Laurentian region famous for a wide variety of outdoor activities including skiing at the world renowned Mont-Tremblant ski resort, that will boost tourism and contribute to the local economy."

To Patrice Malo, Chairman of the Board of the Tremblant Resort Association, the announcement of a direct connection between Toronto and Tremblant International Airport fits in perfectly with Tremblant's development plan. "It's excellent news – it's a unique opportunity to make access to our resort destination even easier. In addition to offering leisure travellers new possibilities, this new non-stop service offers us a global connection by positioning Tremblant alongside international organizations as well as on the highly competitive business tourism market. Tremblant has never been so accessible!"

"We are extremely pleased our efforts to increase visibility are endorsed by a highly acclaimed air carrier such as Air Canada. A very promising project for the entire region, it affords growth opportunities that should be seized upon, that are sure to meet Torontonians' expectations and allow us to move forward with our development," explains Louise Champagne, President of Tourisme Mont-Tremblant. "With these new connections, we'll be welcoming many new travellers here to enjoy the distinctive merits our region has to offer, and the savoir-faire of our partners in tourism."

Air Canada flights from Toronto to Mont-Tremblant, Quebec are scheduled at convenient times both for the local Toronto market as well as connecting customers arriving from within Canada, the Northeastern and Midwestern United States.  

About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 180 destinations on five continents.  Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2013 served more than 35 million customers.  Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 60 Canadian cities, 49 destinations in the United States and 73 cities in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,316 airports in 192 countries.  Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax that ranked Air Canada in a worldwide survey of more than 18 million airline passengers as Best Airline in North America in 2014 for the fifth consecutive year.  For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com.

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