New YMM Air Service to Montreal, Quebec

December 6, 2022


For Immediate Release – December 6, 2022

New YMM Air Service to Montreal, Quebec
Fort McMurray residents can fly roundtrip between YMM and YUL via Air Canada in 2023

Fort McMurray, AB – Come June 20, 2023, Fort McMurray residents will enjoy 4.5-hour non-stop flights between the Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) and Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Flights will be operated year-round, three days a week (Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays), by Air Canada Rouge (AC) using an Airbus A319 aircraft with 136 seats in a Premium Rouge and Economy Class configuration. This will be the first-time in YMM’s history passengers can fly non-stop between YMM and YUL.

“This new air service not only allows Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo residents a quick flight option to enjoy the beauty and attractions Montreal has to offer, but also the many quick connections available via YUL to other east coast and international destinations,” says Denean Robinson, Interim President & CEO, Fort McMurray Airport Authority. “This is yet another win for YMM, our community and the many who travel to our region.”

AC’s Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, Mark Galardo echoes Robinson’s excitement, “We are very pleased to add a new route connecting Fort McMurray to Montreal, one of Air Canada’s hubs in Eastern Canada. These new flights will complement our existing Toronto service, and Air Canada will be the only carrier connecting Fort McMurray non-stop to two significant hubs in Quebec and Ontario, offering an unparalleled array of connection opportunities to Atlantic Canada, to the US or globally.”

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About Fort McMurray International Airport |
Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is owned and operated by the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA), connecting the World to the Wood Buffalo Region. FMAA is a community-based, non-share capital organization. YMM offers non-stop flights to four cities in Canada. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, with an economic output of over $354 million and supporting over 70 businesses on airport campus and approximately 900 jobs.

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. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the United States and 88 internationally. It holds a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada’s Aeroplan program is Canada’s premier travel loyalty program, where members can 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.


Media Contacts:

Fort McMurray Airport Authority
Jessica Lipton
Manager, Marketing & Communications

Air Canada