Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

September 29, 2009 12:42 ET

Antigua, Roatan, Fort Myers and Houston Among New Destinations This Winter From Montreal-Trudeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 29, 2009) - Aeroports de Montreal is pleased to announce the new destinations and services that will be available out of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for the 2009-2010 winter season.

Altogether, travellers will have a choice this winter of 105 destinations served by non-stop flights from Montreal-Trudeau. Antigua, the Honduran island of Roatan, Fort Myers (Florida) and Houston (Texas) are the main additions since last year. With greater flight frequencies and changes in aircraft, the number of seats available will be 5% higher than in the winter of 2008-2009. It is important to note that schedules are subject to change.

International sector

In the international sector, Air Canada will continue to serve Geneva (Switzerland) with four flights a week, and Fort-de-France (Martinique) with one weekly flight. These destinations were both launched last summer. In addition, starting this December 19, Air Canada's will add Samana, (Dominican Republic) and Puerto Vallarta (Mexico) to its schedule, with one flight a week to each destination.

Air France will maintain three daily flights to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, providing total capacity of about 850 seats a day, up 20% from last winter.

Starting in December, Air Transat will offer five new sun destinations this winter, namely Antigua as well as Cartagena (Colombia), Pointe-a-Pitre (Guadeloupe), Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), and the Turks and Caicos Islands, each with one flight weekly.

Sunwing will add two new winter destinations: Roatan (Honduras), and Panama City (Panama), and it will continue its weekly flights to Port-au-Prince (Haiti). Sunwing becomes the first airline to serve Roatan, a Caribbean island renowned for its scuba diving, out of Montreal-Trudeau.

SkyService will operate two new weekly flights to Montego Bay (Jamaica), starting December 18, while WestJet will be serving Cancun (Mexico), with a twice-weekly service as of this December 9.

AeroMexico, which began serving Montreal-Trudeau in April 2009, will double its operations between Montreal and Mexico City starting in January 2010. The four weekly flights will all be operated with 121-seat B737 aircraft.

Transborder and domestic sectors

Regarding flights to the United States, Air Canada will be launching a new daily service between Montreal and Houston (Texas) this November 30 using 75-seat CRJ705 aircraft. This new service fits in well with Montreal-Trudeau's aim of becoming an even busier hub. On December 6, Canada's national airline will also inaugurate a weekly flight to Fort Myers (Florida) using a 120-seat A319 aircraft.

WestJet will be serving Las Vegas from Montreal-Trudeau for the first time, with five flights a week starting this December 17. The flights will be operated with 119-seat B737 aircraft.

Finally, Porter Airlines will increase its capacity by 50% on the Montreal-Toronto Island route with an average of 11 daily flights, all using Q400 aircraft.

About Aeroports de Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal is the local airport administration in charge of managing, operating and developing the Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The corporation employs 600 people, spread among the two airport sites and the head office.

For further information on Aeroports de Montreal and its activities, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.

Contact Information

  • Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs
    514-394-7304