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Air Canada Introduces Montreal-Tokyo Narita Non-stop Flights

Air Canada Introduces Montreal-Tokyo Narita Non-stop Flights

Old Aug 23, 17, 8:48 am
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Air Canada Introduces Montreal-Tokyo Narita Non-stop Flights

Montreal-Narita it is

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases...641516593.html
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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:00 am
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I wonder, how much support they managed to extract from YUL?

Would this make sense otherwise?
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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:01 am
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MONTREAL, Aug. 23, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today the introduction of a new service between Montreal and Tokyo Narita starting June 1, 2018. Flights will operate year-round, with daily service during summer peak travel and three times a week during the winter, with Air Canada's flagship aircraft, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Air Canada's new transpacific service from its Montreal hub is designed to optimize connectivity to several Canadian and U.S. cities: Quebec City, Ottawa, Halifax, Charlottetown, Boston, Philadelphia and Orlando.

Special introductory fares start as low as $999 round-trip, all in, and tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents.

"Air Canada is continuing its global expansion by strategically building its Montreal hub, and we are thrilled to announce the launch of non-stop flights to Tokyo, Montreal's first scheduled link to Japan. The new flights will offer travelers from Atlantic Canada and the Northeastern U.S. convenient access to Japan and beyond, complementing our existing Tokyo flights from Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, while also strategically positioning Air Canada as a leader in the growing Montreal–Asia market," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Canada. "This new transpacific service further reflects Air Canada's ongoing international growth strategy from Montreal, following the recent introduction of non-stop flights to Shanghai, Lima, North Africa and Europe. In addition, it enables Montreal to derive significant direct benefits including the creation of close to 130 Air Canada flight attendant, pilot and airport positions."

"This direct flight between two international cities, Tokyo and Montreal, shows that Montreal is once again a major player in Canadian and North American aviation. After Shanghai and Tel Aviv, this new flight to Japan's capital reflects a major investment by Air Canada that will generate significant economic and tourism benefits for our city," said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.

"Great news for our business community and for Quebec's economy and tourism. This route will facilitate growth of Quebec businesses as well as further trade with Japan and other Asian countries. Moreover, introducing non-stop flights attracts foreign companies, which in turn contribute to Quebec's economic prosperity," said Lise Thériault, Deputy Premier and Minister responsible for SMEs, Regulatory Streamlining and Regional Economic Development.

"We are pleased with this new first for Montrealers," said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montreal. "The addition of Tokyo to our air service, on top of Tel Aviv, Algiers and Shanghai, among others, certainly reinforces Montreal-Trudeau's status as an international hub. This new non-stop flight illustrates once again Air Canada's desire to use Montreal as a strategic platform. This city-pair with Japan also greatly enhances our service for the Montreal community, since Tokyo Narita offers connections to all Japanese cities and to many destinations in Southeast Asia, the Far East and Oceania," he added.

"Among our international development priorities, Japan is a market with significant potential, as our colleagues recently confirmed at the national level. This direct route between Montreal and Tokyo confirms our intention to move forward to further promote Quebec's original tourism offer in Asia. Congratulations to Air Canada on this initiative," said Martin Soucy, President and CEO of the Alliance de l'industrie touristique du Québec.

"Tourisme Montréal wanted to be a partner in this new Montreal–Tokyo service because it allows Montreal to further its international influence. This important addition builds on the new flights between China and Montreal operating during the last two years. We believe that the impact on Montreal tourism will be highly strategic and showcase Montreal's vitality, while giving us access to Japan and other Asian and oceanic destinations. I would like to congratulate Air Canada for its dynamism and its major contribution to the future of Montreal and Quebec tourism," stated Yves Lalumière, President and Chief Executive Officer of Tourisme Montréal.

Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft feature three cabins of service offering comfortable ergonomic seating and enhanced definition intuitive touch personal entertainment screens. Air Canada's International Business Class cabin has 180-degree lie-flat seats in configuration guaranteeing direct aisle access. The Premium Economy cabin offers more generous personal space, wider seats, greater legroom and recline, premium meals, complimentary bar service, priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport. The Economy cabin has slimline seats providing comfortable personal space and state-of-the-art individual on-demand entertainment system.

All flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at the Montreal hub, priority boarding and other benefits.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by tcook052 View Post
This city-pair with Japan also greatly enhances our service for the Montreal community, since Tokyo Narita offers connections to all Japanese cities ...
Umm, no. That would actually be Haneda that does that.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:30 am
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Can never complain about another no YQ destination.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by montezume View Post
Can never complain about another no YQ destination.
... and wide open availability in Y and J on Aeroplan!
https://yul.to/tokyonrt



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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:37 am
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Didn't want to start a new thread (and none of the other YYZ-NRT fare thread discussions related to the new flights and schedules)
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Looked at AC YYZ-NRT flights for random dates July 2018

First, AC 20 makes an interesting appearance on July 19, 2018. (Maybe a close relative of AC 13 )

Then, there are the tiny words "Direct" vs "Non-stop"

It's only when you Select the AC 9 option do you get a little alert notification.


So for those in YYZ, looks like only options are a 767 to YYC , deplane, re-board and then on to NRT, via YUL, YYC or YVR. Otherwise it's AC 1/2 YYZ-HND.

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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:39 am
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I was hoping NH would come in for this route.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 9:52 am
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Update to AC 20 NRT-YYZ, sort of.

It appears on the AC website as a 789, flying NRT-YYZ non-stop on multiple dates in July 2018.

However, it is not on the AC Timetable, nor can I ind an outbound flight to correspond.

Eg. On AC.com, AC 20 flies on Sunday July 15 NRT-YYZ non-stop, but there is no corresponding non-stop outboound on Saturday July 14, or on any date prior to where the schedule shows AC 20 returning.

Hmmmm.

Is AC still in the process of updating their website for next year?

Will AC 19/20 be seasonal non-stop on the 789 YYZ-NRT?

See images below.


EDITED TO UPDATE:

MYSTERY SOLVED:

I guessed correctly. lol

Quote:

Toronto – Tokyo Narita flight number will switch from AC005/006 to AC019/020 from the same day, based on current listing.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/...rom-june-2018/


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Old Aug 23, 17, 10:21 am
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Originally Posted by jmvnice View Post
... and wide open availability in Y and J on Aeroplan!
https://yul.to/tokyonrt

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The bloggers are watching

Details in their posts

http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.c...ontreal-tokyo/

http://viewfromthewing.boardingarea....ry-day-summer/

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Old Aug 23, 17, 10:28 am
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Originally Posted by jmvnice View Post
... and wide open availability in Y and J on Aeroplan!
https://yul.to/tokyonrt



Not worth the number of Aeroplan miles required. But I'd spend that for NH J
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Old Aug 23, 17, 10:41 am
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Not worth the number of Aeroplan miles required. But I'd spend that for NH J
120,000 for F mini RTW without YQ. Bring that back and we'll talk.

Seriously, though, 150,000 for J? Really not worth it.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by okazon69 View Post

Seriously, though, 150,000 for J? Really not worth it.
Alas, that's what your AE miles are really worth nowadays. 110,000 to Europe or South America is no better if you are subject to surcharges. That is, if you don't have SE status.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 11:52 am
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What are the chances Air Canada will build a Maple Leaf Lounge in Narita? Given that there will be four flights at Narita?

It makes me feel that NRA will be like Frankfurt for Air Canada, but a connecting hub to South Asian destinations.
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Old Aug 23, 17, 12:01 pm
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Originally Posted by lespoir View Post
What are the chances Air Canada will build a Maple Leaf Lounge in Narita?
I seriously doubt it, but if they do I selfishly hope it’s within the next 21 days. If not it’s ANA or UAL lounge for me.
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