As planned, Air Canada has operated its 1st flight between Montreal and Cairo, Egypt. The airline is targeting the large Egyptian community established in Montreal and throughout North America for this route, providing an additional gateway to Africa.
According to Flightradar24, flight AC74 took off from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport at 18:21 on 17th June (Thursday) and landed at 09:47 at Cairo International Airport after staying in the air for 9 hours and 27 minutes.
Air Canada is offering 3-weekly flights to the Egyptian capital using a Boeing B787-8 featuring 20 lie-flat business class seats, 21 premium economy class seats and 214 standard economy class seats.
Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Air Canada, said:
Air Canada is pleased to offer its first scheduled flights to Egypt. We are strategically rebuilding our international network by adding new routes that support leisure and visiting friends and family travel. With few non-stop options to Egypt from North America, we see opportunities to launch new non-stop flights to Cairo from Montreal where there is an established Egyptian community. We have also built convenient connections to and from our Cairo flights from across Canada and the US at our Montreal hub. This new route shows our commitment to rebuild our international network and our Montreal hub, which have been dramatically affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The schedule for this route is:
- Departure time: 17:50
- Arrival time: 10:15 (the next day)
- Flight time: 10 hours and 25 minutes
- Flight number: AC74
- Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
- Departure time: 12:00
- Arrival time: 17:00
- Flight time: 11 hours
- Flight number: AC75
- Frequency: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays
Air Canada says that the flights are timed to optimize connectivity across Air Canada’s network and an expanded codeshare cooperation with Star Alliance partner Egyptair will also allow Air Canada customers to conveniently connect to several points in Egypt (Aswan, Hurghada, Luxor and Sharm El Sheikh), Bahrain and Jordan(Amman).
Meanwhile, Air Canada recently announced that it will be serving 50 Canadian airports this summer. The airline has also revealed expanded schedule to Hawaii in addition to ‘COVID-tested flights’ to Italy.
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