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SEA Airport Celebrates Air Canada’s Inaugural Seattle-Montreal Service

Montreal becomes SEA’s seventh nonstop Canadian destination
June 1, 2022

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) this morning celebrated Air Canada’s inaugural flight from SEA to Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city. And if it’s a bite to eat you’re looking for, Montreal is the place to be with the largest number of restaurants per capita in Canada and #2 to New York in all of North America!

Montreal becomes the seventh Canadian destination served nonstop from SEA, building on current services to Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Toronto, Vancouver, and Victoria. Montreal is a hub for Air Canada, and the SEA flight schedule will allow for convenient connections to many Eastern Canada and Europe markets.

“After a pandemic delay, we are delighted to finally inaugurate this nonstop service from SEA to Montreal,” said Lance Lyttle, SEA Airport Managing Director. “Air Canada has been a valued airline partner for us at SEA for many decades, and we are grateful for their continued investment in our market. As the COVID recovery continues, demand for international air travel this summer is surging and travelers in our region are eager for this flight.”

The new Montreal service will operate daily on a year-round basis using an A220-300 aircraft, which brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials, and next-generation technology to deliver 20 percent fuel efficiency, a reduced noise footprint, and lower emissions.

This will be the first international A220-300 route out of SEA.

Flight details are as follows:

Route Flight #  Departure  Arrival 
YUL to SEA  AC 515  7:05 p.m. 10:04 p.m.  
SEA to YUL  AC 514 7:30 a.m. 3:10 p.m.


"The Consulate General of Canada in Seattle welcomes Air Canada's first nonstop Seattle-Montreal passenger route is a much-needed flight for the growing number of business and leisure travelers between our two cities,” said Consul General of Canada Mia Yen. “The route will make it easier for Puget Sound area business leaders to connect with the innovative and vibrant business ecosystem in Montreal; the second-largest city in Canada, third-largest aerospace cluster in the world, and the largest concentration of high-tech industry in Canada. It also gives convenient access for Montrealers to all the attractions this great city and region has to offer.”

“Seattle is an extremely popular destination, appealing to Canadians and global customers alike who enjoy the leisure activities, recreation, arts and culture, tourism, and hospitality the Puget Sound area is renowned for. With customer interest in travel resuming post-pandemic, we are thrilled to launch our services connecting Seattle to our Montreal hub, complementing our flights from Seattle to Vancouver and Toronto. In addition to enabling Canadians and global visitors to come to visit Seattle, our flights also make it especially convenient for area residents to visit and enjoy everything Canada has to offer, or to connect internationally beyond at our hub airports,” said Lisa Pierce — Vice President, Canada & USA Sales for Air Canada.

International Service at SEA

Air Canada’s Montreal service is one of four new international services launching this year. Turkish Airlines recently launched service to Istanbul, Finnair launches seasonal service to Helsinki today, and SEA will welcome Air Tahiti Nui’s service to Tahiti in October. Overall, 41 international services are currently in operation at SEA, providing nonstop flights to 26 unique international destinations.

About Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Operated by the Port of Seattle, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) serves the people of the Pacific Northwest with essential services, access to hundreds of domestic and global destinations, and economic activity that supports tens of thousands of jobs and produces $20 billion in economic activity. SEA earned the travel industry’s prestigious 4-Star Skytrax Airport Rating, focused on customer-centered travel with better services, facilities, and amenities. This year, the airport launches FlyWell@SEA for traveler experience, health and wellness. SEA totaled 36.2 million passengers in 2021 — down just over 30% from 2019 — with a forecast to reach 95% of pre-pandemic traveler volumes in 2022. For more information about our U.S. Top 10 airport, visit and follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Every day. Elevate.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada's largest airline, the country’s flag carrier, and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2022. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the United States and 86 internationally. It is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax, which in 2021 gave Air Canada awards for the Best Airline Staff in North America, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class Lounge in North America, and an excellence award for managing COVID-19. Through its leading travel loyalty Aeroplan program, Air Canada offers the ability to earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger flights and cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767-300 freighters. Air Canada has committed to a net-zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.


Perry Cooper | SEA Airport Media Officer
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