Smooth flying

“The new route now makes Montreal another hub for Israelis to make connections throughout Canada and the US.”

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July 16, 2017 07:55
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Smooth flying

THE 292-SEAT Airbus A330-300 aircraft has state-of-the-art amenities, including a business class cabin featuring 27 executive pods with 180-degree, lie-flat seats.. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
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Air Canada’s Tel Aviv-Montreal flights operate twice weekly until mid-October, leaving Tel Aviv on Fridays and Mondays and returning from Montreal on Thursdays and Mondays.

The 292-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft has state-of-the-art amenities, including a business class cabin featuring 27 executive pods with 180-degree, lie-flat seats. The flight to Montreal felt like a short vacation in a country club with great food, wine, movies and a comfortable seat.

I dreaded the thought of flying back in the economy cabin, but an upgrade to premium economy – whose cabin with 21 seats features more legroom and wider seats – proved almost as satisfying as business class.

Passengers in economy, with its 244 seats – each with an individual on-demand entertainment system – expressed satisfaction and pointed out it wasn’t as solidly packed as many other international flights.

“This marks a significant expansion and increased travel between Israel and Canada,” said Air Canada Israel CEO Ruth Ben-Tzur at a ceremony at Ben-Gurion Airport marking the inaugural flight from Tel Aviv to Montreal.

“The new route now makes Montreal another hub for Israelis to make connections throughout Canada and the US.”


Mount Royal MP Anthony Housefather, who was aboard the maiden flight last month from Montreal, was enthusiastic about the new option, telling The Canadian Jewish News that, “It’s now easier and faster for a Quebecer to get to the Holy Land. They no longer have to spend an extra hour getting to Toronto, waiting two hours in the airport and then adding another hour onto their flight to Israel.”

“This new service is a concrete example of the thriving links that unite our cities and our countries,” added Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.

Air Canada announced the new route in February, a month after Montreal-based discount carrier Air Transat said it would be flying non-stop to Tel Aviv from Montreal for the first time this season.

Thanks to the competition, it looks the winner is the consumer.

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