Air Canada will soon offer another direct flight from Canada to Europe. From June 2, 2023, Air Canada will operate a direct flight between Montreal and Amsterdam on a seasonal basis.
This route complements the existing year-round route between Toronto and Amsterdam and can be a good way to get a deal on a flight to Holland during the summer months.
Air Canada’s New Montreal-Amsterdam route
Starting June 2, 2023, Air Canada will operate flights between Montreal and Amsterdam five days a week. This route is planned to be operated until October 14, 2023.
Eastern, flights are scheduled from Montreal on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. West, flights are scheduled from Amsterdam on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
The flight times are as follows:
AC900 Montreal (YUL) to Amsterdam (AMS), departing at 22:10 and arriving the next day at 11:00
AC901 Amsterdam (AMS) Montreal (YUL), departure 14:00 and arrival 15:30
With late departures from Montreal, passengers traveling from other parts of North America should be able to connect easily. An afternoon departure from Europe means you won’t have to rush to the airport to catch a flight earlier in the day.
The flight will be carried out by a three-cabin Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with Signature class, premium economy and economy cabins.
Flights are now available to book with cash or points on Air Canada’s website.
Air Canada New Montreal-Amsterdam flight booking
Naturally, Aeroplan is the preferred program for booking flights with Air Canada, especially since you’ll have access to every seat available on Air Canada flights.
The flight between Montreal and Amsterdam is 3,340 miles, placing it in the first distance zone on the Aeroplan Flight Reward Chart’s “Between North America and Atlantic Zones.”
In theory, this means you should be able to book a flight with as few numbers as possible 60,000 Aeroplan points in business class if you can find flights on the lower end of Air Canada’s dynamic spectrum.
In fact, you’d be lucky to find a business class flight on this route for less than 200,000 Aeroplan points, which is typical for direct Canada-Europe flights during the busy summer months.
Rather, if you have any level of Aeroplan Elite Status, and therefore eUpgrades, you’ll be pleased to know that there is ample eUpgrade space throughout this new route schedule.
So while you may not be able to get a ticket for 60,000 points, you can use Latitude Attitude to significantly reduce the cost. Since the route is less than 5,000 miles, you must use 11 eUpgrades each way.
Otherwise, you can turn to other Aeroplan partner airlines for flights to Europe that have fixed prices of 60,000 Aeroplan points as long as you stay under 4,000 miles.
In comparison, KLM also operates a direct flight between Montreal and Amsterdam that can be booked with Air France/KLM Flying Blue miles.
If you can find a flight at the low end of Flying Blue’s dynamic pricing, you’ll pay 55,000 miles plus several hundred dollars in taxes and fees for a direct business class flight.
Meanwhile, you can also pay more than 200,000 miles for the same flight with dynamic pricing.
If a direct flight is important to you, be sure to consider all the options available to you to make sure you’re getting the best deal.
Starting June 2, 2023, Air Canada will introduce a new route between Montreal and Amsterdam. The route will operate five times a week and is scheduled to operate seasonal flights between June and October.
This is Air Canada’s second direct flight to Amsterdam, the other from Toronto all year.
There’s plenty of eUpgrade availability on the route, which is great news for anyone looking to get a bargain to Amsterdam.