An Airbus A319 preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has announced three-times weekly service from Victoria to Montreal that will be operated using the aircraft. (Black Press Photo)

An Airbus A319 preparing to land at Vancouver International Airport. Air Canada has announced three-times weekly service from Victoria to Montreal that will be operated using the aircraft. (Black Press Photo)

New direct flights from Victoria to Montreal

Air Canada flights start June 2018

NORTH SAANICH — Starting next June, passengers at Victoria International Airport can fly directly to Montreal.

According to a press release from the Victoria Airport Authority (VAA), Air Canada will offer a thrice-weekly service to Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport using a 136-seat Airbus A319.

The service, which will begin on June 22, 2018, will mean that flights from Victoria will reach all four Canadian hub airports (Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal).

The Air Canada Rouge flight will operate Tuesday, Friday, and Sundays. AC1684 will leave Victoria at 11:05 a.m. and arrive in Montreal at 6:43 p.m. AC1685 will leave Montreal at 7:45 a.m. and arrive in Victoria at 10:17 a.m.

— VAA