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Air Canada unveils new Florida routes, more flights to Mexico, DR from QC

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  •   07-29-2021  9:52 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Canada unveils new Florida routes, more flights to Mexico, DR from QC
Pax Global Media

Air Canada announced two new winter services on Thursday (July 29) departing from Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB): Orlando and Fort Lauderdale. 

Flights to Fort Lauderdale will start on November 19 and flights to Orlando on December 17. 

Starting December 4, Air Canada will also be offering more flights to Punta Cana and Cancun.

"We're excited to be launching these two new routes to Florida from Quebec City, a first for Air Canada. We know that, for many Quebecers, Florida is a popular place for winter vacations," said Mark Galardo, senior vice-president, network planning and revenue management at Air Canada. "Punta Cana and Cancun are also among the most popular tropical destinations, and we are happy to be able to bring back these connections. These routes will not only provide more diverse flight options for Quebec City residents but will also strengthen our foothold in a growing market and better serve the Jean Lesage International Airport, our long–time partner. Now that restrictions are easing, it's time to start travelling again and book your escape to the sun. We can't wait to see you back on board."

Stéphane Poirier, president and CEO of Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), called the announcement a "fruitful and beneficial collaboration between Air Canada and YQB."

Air Canada flights out of Quebec City will be operated by Rouge on Airbus A319 planes that can accommodate 136 passengers. 

Seats can be booked on or the Air Canada app, as well as through Air Canada service centres and travel agencies.

Start date
Quebec City–
Fort Lauderdale

Up to 4 x weekly
November 19
Quebec City–Orlando
1 x weekly
December 17
Quebec City–Punta Cana
2 x weekly
December 5
Quebec City–Cancun
2 x weekly
December 4

Air Canada's new refund policy will apply to all tickets purchased: the airline offers a full refund based on the original form of payment, an Air Canada travel voucher or the equivalent in Aeroplan points, plus an additional 65 per cent if the airline has to cancel a flight or change the schedule by more than three hours.

Visit Air Canada's COVID-19 hub or IATA's Timatic website for the most recent government entry requirements. 

ACV unveils Quebec winter routes  

Nino Montagnese, vice-president, Air Canada Vacations, said the addition of the new routes "gives our customers in La Belle Province more options fort heir beach escapes." 

“Florida has always been a popular destination for many in the province, and we’re excited to make it easier than ever for them to visit our neighbours to the south," he said. "By adding more flights to Mexico and theCaribbean, we’re giving customers in Quebec the chance to finally experience the tropical getaway they’ve been dreaming of and get some well-deserved time under the sun.”

ACV, also on Thursday, announced a new lineup of 2021/2022 sun routes from Montreal and Quebec City

Here's the schedule: