Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

February 24, 2009 10:25 ET

Geneva, Rome, Venice and Fort-de-France Among New Destinations Available From Montreal-Trudeau This Summer

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Feb. 24, 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 spring/summer 2009 season.

Internationally, Air Canada will be offering three new destinations this summer: Rome starting June 20, Geneva as of June 1, and Fort-de-France, Martinique, from July 4 to August 29. Air Canada will fly a 211-seat Boeing B767-300ER daily to Rome and Geneva, while the weekly connection to Fort-de-France will be aboard a 120-seat Airbus A319. Air Canada will also be enhancing its service to Mexico, increasing the number of weekly flights by an A319 to seven from four for the busy season.

Air France will add a fourth daily flight to Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport starting May 4, using an Airbus A340-300 and a Boeing B747-400 or B777-300. The French carrier will be offering a total of 1,280 seats daily, a 9% increase over summer 2008.

Air Algerie will also be enhancing its Montreal-Algiers service, adding a fourth weekly flight to the Algerian capital. The flights aboard an Airbus A330-400 will depart every Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday.

Air Transat's main new spring/summer service, to Venice, will run once a week from May 8 to October 16 aboard a 249-seat Airbus A313. This major Italian destination is also the starting point for many cruises.

For its part, Sunwing Airlines will increase its service to the West Indies with the introduction of flights to Cayo Coco (Cuba), Cancun (Mexico) and Montego Bay (Jamaica), for a total of nine connections weekly. All flights will be aboard a 189-seat Boeing B737-800.

Service on the domestic and transborder fronts will remain the same as last summer.

Travellers will have a choice of a total of 102 destinations served by direct flights out of Montreal-Trudeau this summer, with the number of weekly flights up slightly over last year. It is important to note that flight schedules are subject to change.

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.

For further details on Aeroports de Montreal and the Corporation's activities, consult our website at www.admtl.com

Contact Information

  • Source:
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs