The arrival of Air Canada flight 1928 at Bucharest’s Henri Coandă International Airport marks the launch of twice weekly Air Canada Rouge seasonal service to Bucharest, Romania. Flights will be operated with Air Canada Rouge Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring Premium Rouge and Economy class service and are timed to optimize connectivity from across Air Canada’s network through Air Canada’s Montreal hub.
“As the only North American airline flying to Romania, the largest European market without trans-Atlantic flights, we are extremely proud to launch our first Montreal-Bucharest flight, strengthening even further Air Canada’s presence in Southeastern Europe,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
“With the addition of Bucharest to its long list of destinations already offered from Montréal-Trudeau, Air Canada is once again improving our air service and confirming our status as the most international airport in the country,” said Aéroport de Montréal President and Chief Executive Officer Philippe Rainville. “This new link is excellent news for the Romanian community of Montréal, for travellers eager to discover the charms of this city rich in history, and for the business community. A new door to the world has just opened for them, and we are very proud of it!” said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADM.
“The Montreal-Bucharest flight is the first direct air link between North America and Romania. It paves the way for the deepening of bilateral trade between Romania and Canada, be it commercial, personal, cultural or tourist. This is very good news for the Romanian business community in Quebec, which in recent years has seen some of the most dynamic growth in Canada. I congratulate Air Canada and Aéroports de Montréal for their initiative and efforts to put this service in place. Air Canada can count on our support to help make this new direct air link a success”, said Mrs. Adina Georgescu, President of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce of Quebec.
In 2018, Air Canada is launching ten new destinations from Montreal: London, Windsor, Victoria (Canada); Tokyo-Narita, (Japan); Phoenix, Pittsburgh and Baltimore (U.S.); Dublin (Ireland); Lisbon(Portugal) and Bucharest (Romania).