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Bearskin takes flight to Montreal

May 2, 2011, Waterloo, Ont. - Thanks to Bearskin Airlines, getting to Montreal is a whole lot easier.  Starting May 1, Bearskin Airlines will provide daily air service between Waterloo Region and Montreal’s Trudeau Airport with five flights each way, every business day; three non-stop flights and two one-stop flights via Ottawa; along with a reduced weekend schedule.

May 2, 2011  By Carey Fredericks

“Now, our community can fly to Montreal without having to drive to Toronto, receiving the same great service and frequency our Ottawa passengers enjoy,” said Chris Wood, General Manager of the Region of Waterloo International Airport.  “Demand to Montreal is strong, and we are convinced local businesses will benefit from this new service.  We are proud partners of Bearskin Airlines and are thrilled they chose to expand in our market.”
The days of driving to Toronto and needing to arrive 90 minutes prior to your departure are over.  Bearskin guest’s travelling to Montreal will be able to arrive 45 minutes prior to their departure, and with a total flight time under one-and-a-half hours, arrive in Montreal in less time than it takes to get to the boarding gate at Toronto’s international airport.
"We are very pleased to welcome Bearskin Airlines. We certainly can take pride as this new non-stop service is a huge benefit for both Waterloo Region and Greater Montreal business communities,” commented Jim Cherry, CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.
Bearskin Airlines launched service to Ottawa from Waterloo Region in October 2007 and today, provide 30 non-stop flights each week to Ottawa.  The Airline’s goal is to replicate the same success with Montreal by meeting the needs of the community through participation in Aeroplan by offering prime morning and evening flights timed for the business community.
“The demand for a convenient service between Waterloo Region and Montreal is clear,” commented Harvey Friesen, President of Bearskin Airlines. “We’ll fly between these cities in less time than it takes to drive between Toronto’s Pearson Airport and the Waterloo Region.”


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