Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

October 17, 2007 12:03 ET

Direct Flight to Aruba Among New Services Offered This Winter Out of Montreal-Trudeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2007) - 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 2007 fall/winter season.

Aruba, an island located off the coast of Venezuela, will be added to the list of sun destinations available via a direct flight from Montreal-Trudeau. Starting December 21, Canjet will offer a weekly flight to this Netherlands member state.

Sunwing Airlines, which began flying out of Montreal-Trudeau a year ago, will increase the number of flights it offers to sun destinations, including by adding Samana, Dominican Republic, Camaguey and Havana, Cuba, and Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a total of 23 flights a week.

Air Canada will also offer two new sun destinations: Turks and Caicos Islands as of December 20 and Santa Clara, Cuba, starting December 23, and will increase the number of flights to Montego Bay during certain periods. Air Transat will boost its current five weekly flights to Cancun, Mexico, to nine.

As for transatlantic service, Air Algerie will maintain its two weekly flights to Algiers throughout the winter and Sata International continue its weekly connection to Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Royal Jordanian has also said it will continue offering two weekly flights between Amman and Montreal, with the difference that they will continue on to Detroit.

Air Transat will resume its weekly flights to Barcelona and Malaga from January 15 to March 15, 2008, and to London-Gatwick as of December 19. Air Canada plans to introduce a new B777 for its Montreal-Paris route.

There have also been some additions to domestic and transborder service. Air Canada will increase the number of flights to Orlando, Washington-Dulles and Quebec City. American Airlines will inaugurate a three-flight-a-day service to New York-LaGuardia. Northwest will introduce a large aircraft-a 76-seat CRJ900-flying to Minneapolis and Detroit. Continental Airlines plans to add a daily flight to its Newark service, for a total of six flights daily. Finally, WestJet plans to offer three additional flights to Fort Lauderdale for a total of nine flights per week.

A total of 108 destinations will be served by direct flights from Montreal-Trudeau this winter, including 57 international destinations, 23 in the U.S. and 28 in Canada.

Aeroports de Montreal is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under the terms of a lease entered into with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs a total of some 600 persons at both airports and at head office.

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  • Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice President, Public Affairs