Air Canada will start a new year-round service between Montreal and Bogota in Colombia on 2 June 2020, via its low-cost arm Air Canada Rouge.
The connection will operate three times weekly from Montreal Trudeau Airport utilising a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.
Flights are timed to optimise connectivity to and from Air Canada’s extensive network at its Montreal hub. In addition, flights are timed to connect to Star Alliance partner Avianca’s network to other destinations including Medellin, Cartagena, Cali, Lima, Cuzco, Guayaquil and Quito.
Air Canada vice president of network planning, Mark Galardo said: “This new route complements our existing Toronto-Bogotá service, and positions Air Canada as a significant player linking the growing markets between Montreal and Colombia’s capital and largest city.
“The addition of Bogotá represents Air Canada’s 39th new route launched from Montreal-Trudeau Airport since 2012, firmly illustrating our commitment to developing Montreal as an important, strategic hub. Bogotá is also strategically situated to allow for seamless travel across South America through Star Alliance partner Avianca.”
Aéroports de Montréal president and CEO, Philippe Rainville said for several years it has been wanting to improve service to destinations in South America.
“While a flight to Sao Paolo will be inaugurated in a few weeks, Air Canada is doubling the stakes by adding this new direct connection to Bogotá, Colombia,” he added.