Air Canada Rouge on November 18, 2016 launched flights between Montreal (YUL) and Puerto Vallarta (PVR). The 3,978-kilometre airport pairing will initially be flown by the airline weekly (Fridays) until 16 December, when a second weekly (Wednesdays) flight will be added. Finally a third weekly service will commence on 26 December (Mondays). The route is already served by Air Transat which offers a weekly (Thursdays) service on its 210-seat A310s, with it also adding a second-weekly (Mondays) 737-800 rotation from mid-December.
Service began November 18, 2016 with flight AC1842 and operates three times weekly departing Montreal at 07:40 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, arriving in Puerto Vallarta at 12:32. Return flight AC1843 departs Puerto Vallarta at 13:50 and arrives in Montreal at 19:41. Service ends for the season on April 21, 2017. Flights will be operated by Air Canada rouge, Air Canada's leisure carrier using a 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick as well as Quebec-City, Ottawa and Toronto.