Now, Montreal-based Air Canada will operate four daily flights to Toronto and two daily flights to Montreal. The last time Air Canada flew the Atlanta-Montreal route was in the early 2000s.
“Travel is picking up and we are returning to our new normal,” said Jan Lennon, Hartsfield-Jackson’s general manager of operations.
David Wiener, Quebec Delegate to the Southeastern U.S., said the Atlanta-Montreal route links “two cities that are very cosmopolitan.”
The flights are expected to be popular for business travelers in the aerospace industry and automotive industry, two key sectors for Quebec and for the Southeast. It can also connect those in the film industry who film in Georgia and do post-production in Quebec, another industry focus there.
Some travelers from Atlanta also connect in Montreal to cities in Europe that don’t have nonstop flights from Atlanta, he said.
“This is a testament to our commitment to the Atlanta community,” said Air Canada manager of revenue management Sebastian Domanski.
While the COVID-19 pandemic stunted international travel and COVID-19 testing is still required for passengers flying to the United States, the number of people traveling to other countries is rebounding.
“The demand is there,” Wiener said.