Greener flights between Montreal and Amsterdam
One of the aircraft in the fleet that will fly Air Canada’s new service between Montreal and Amsterdam, the inauguration of which was held on Saturday morning, flew from YUL.
The particularity of the trip? The planes assigned to this route will fly the round trip between the two cities on sustainable aviation fuel (CAD).
“The use of CAD could reduce up to 80% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the life cycle of the fuel compared to conventional aviation fuel. This reduction is calculated based on a complete life cycle analysis,” Air Canada said in a press release.
This is the first time the airline has sourced sustainable aviation fuel from the European continent. This planet-friendly operation is made possible by Air Canada’s expanded partnership with CAD producer Neste, as part of the company’s climate action plan.
“The inauguration of the Montreal-Amsterdam link marks our first CAD supply in Europe and demonstrates the value of this proven technology. Like the entire Canadian aviation industry, we strongly believe that Canada should invest in CAD production, and we urge government and other stakeholders to make this a priority,” said President and CEO. Air Canada executive Michael Rousseau.
Flights departing from Montreal will take place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 10:10 p.m. from June 2 to October 14, 2023. With this schedule, Air Canada is optimizing its connections in North America and improving its offering direct connections to Amsterdam, the new service complementing the connection already provided by Toronto Pearson Airport.