Air Canada is starting a new route between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Montréal-Trudeau International Airport – Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal – The Business Journals


Air Canada is launching a new nonstop route connecting the Twin Cities and Montreal.
The airline’s daily, year-round flights between Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport and Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) are set to start June 2, MSP owner and operator Metropolitan Airports Commission announced Wednesday.
At MSP, Air Canada currently only offers daily service to and from Toronto Pearson International Airport in Ontario. That route was suspended at the beginning of the pandemic and restarted in September, after Canada reopened its border to fully vaccinated travelers.
“It’s encouraging to see Air Canada’s expanded commitment to MSP with the airline’s first-ever service between the Twin Cities and Montreal,” Metropolitan Airports Commission CEO Brian Ryks said in a statement. “The new transborder service is a sign of continued recovery in air service demand and the opportunities that provides for airlines and communities.”
As of now, Air Canada will be the only airline offering service between MSP and YUL, when the route starts in early June. MSP’s largest carrier, Delta Air Lines, previously operated a route between the two airports.
Before the pandemic, approximately 17,000 people traveled between MSP and YUL each year, according to MAC.
MSP is continuing to inch toward its pre-pandemic activity. The airport has 195 active routes in March, compared to 225 routes in early 2020, before the pandemic hit and airlines cut dozens of domestic and international routes.
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