Media Statement: Celebrating our New Air Canada Direct Service Between Sydney and Montreal

The J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport and Air Canada are pleased to announce the commencement of Air Canada’s newest route addition to Sydney with direct service to/from Montreal. This route will operate from June 27th 2019 to October 26th, 2019.

The first flight to Montreal (AC7997) departed this morning at 6:00 a.m. The first inbound flight from Montreal (AC7998) arrived at 16:20 and was greeted with a water cannon salute, along with a warm welcome from the Cape Breton Community.

Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) serves as a major hub for domestic, trans-border and international passenger traffic offering service to 150 locations around the globe. The connectivity options from Sydney (YQY) over Montreal (YUL) are endless, enabling more Cape Breton air travelers to conveniently begin their world adventures right from their own local JA Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport.

This new route also provides the opportunity to showcase our beautiful Island even more to Canada and to the world, by offering more connectivity and more flying options, especially for visitors from Quebec.

Quote from Mike MacKinnon, CEO of the Sydney Airport Authority:


These new direct flights between Sydney and Montreal will help increase tourism and stimulate business connectivity between Cape Breton and the rest of Canada and the world; all via the expansive Air Canada connection network available over Montreal.  Increasing air access is a priority for us and this new direct service will provide both business and leisure travellers with even more flying options and more reasons to come to Cape Breton. We are extremely pleased that Air Canada have demonstrated their confidence in Cape Breton tourism and shown support to the local business community.

Pictured in Photo (L-R) are Susan Grant, Business Development Air Canada, Fitti Lourenco, Director of Government Relations Air Canada and Mike MacKinnon, CEO Sydney Airport Authority, cutting the cake at the welcome celebration held at the J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport on June 27th, 2019