On the occasion of the announcement of the establishment of a daily direct flight between Montréal and Shanghai, Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) thanked Air Canada for its confidence in Montréal and in Montréal-Trudeau airport. It also thanked the Government of Québec for its support.
“The launch of this daily non-stop flight between Montréal and Shanghai represents a major investment by Air Canada, which has spared no effort to develop its international network out of our airport and to create jobs and economic spinoffs locally,” said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer James Cherry.
Noting that Shanghai has been in ADM’s sights for many years, Mr. Cherry said the arrival of the B-787 aircraft, ideal for operating long-haul flights from mid-sized cities, was the decisive factor.
“We’re ready,” he continued. “With the expansion of the international jetty, among other things, we have added capacity to accommodate more international flights. To support Air Canada’s development strategy, we have also worked hard in recent years to improve our connection processes, especially between the international and transborder (U.S.) sectors.”
Montréal-Trudeau airport, which boasts a compact configuration, is now an extremely efficient hub. With its human scale and quality services, Montréal-Trudeau is increasingly attractive for transiting between North America and Europe, and now, between North America and China.
“This Montréal-Shanghai flight will definitely please our businesspeople, given the strong commercial ties between our two cities,” said Mr. Cherry. “Moreover, judging from our experience with the Montréal-Beijing flight, this second flight to China is bound to bring its share of Chinese tourists to Montréal and Québec.”