Air Canada Rouge has officially started operations on three new flights connecting British Columbia with Eastern Canada. The new routes include: Toronto-Kamloops (YKA), Toronto-Nanaimo (YCD) and Montreal-Victoria (YYJ).
The carrier's Airbus A319 aircraft have been assigned to fly these new routes. These aircraft seat 124 passengers; 116 of which will be in economy class, while the remaining 8 seats have an extra six inches of legroom, classifying them as "Preferred" seats.
The Montreal to Victoria route will be flown on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Flight 1685 will depart Montreal (YUL) at 07:45 and arrive in Victoria (YYJ) at 10:17. On the return, flight 1684 will depart YYJ at 11:05 and arrive back to YUL at 18:43. This new flight will be the second destination that Rouge serves from Victoria, the other being Toronto (YYZ).
The Toronto to Kamloops route will be flown on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Flight 1977 will depart Toronto (YYZ) at 09:40 with an arrival in Kamloops (YKA) at 11:25. On the return, flight 1976 will leave YKA at 12:10 and arrive back at YYZ at 19:10. This flight made it's inaugural trip yesterday (June 21).
Both of these flights will run through the summer until October 9.
Lastly, the Toronto to Nanaimo route will fly on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flight 1975 departs Toronto (YYZ) at 09:30 and arrives into Nanaimo (YCD) at 11:28. On the return, flight 1974 is scheduled to leave YCD at 12:15 with an evening arrival into YYZ at 19:36. This route will be flown through the summer season until October 8.
This will be a nice change for spotters in both Nanaimo and Kamloops, since the current largest aircraft both airports see being Bombardier's Q400. This will be YCD's very first scheduled jet-turbine aircraft to serve the island community. As for Kamloops, this won't be the first time, as they've seen Westjet's Boeing 737 aircraft in the past.
These flights will offer great connections for passengers transitting through either Montreal or Toronto. This brings true meaning to the statement "one stop to the world".