Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal

April 25, 2007 08:00 ET

Montreal-Trudeau Welcomes Three New Carriers: Reykjavik, Amman, Algiers, Barcelona, Malaga and Vienna Among New Destinations Offered Starting this Spring

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 25, 2007) - Aeroports de Montreal is pleased to announce the new destinations that will be available out of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for the 2007 spring/summer season.

Three carriers that are new to Montreal-Trudeau will each launch a new international non-stop flight out of the airport in the coming season:

- Icelandic airline JetX, a member of the Primera Travel Group, will offer a weekly flight to Reykjavik with a 184-passenger B737, starting May 17;

- Beginning May 25, Royal Jordanian will fly a 248-seat A340 to Amman twice a week, on Monday and Friday;

- Air Algerie - whose first North American destination is Montreal - will kick off its operations on June 16 with two weekly flights from Montreal-Trudeau to Algiers aboard an A330 (269 passengers).

Furthermore, Air Transat will add Barcelona and Malaga (Spain) and Vienna (Austria) to its selection of European destinations this summer. The company's twice-weekly flight to Barcelona and Malaga will start May 5, while its Vienna service will begin May 10. The Montreal-based charter airline will also increase its weekly service to Brussels, Rome and Lisbon, as well as to Marseille and Nantes, France, for the new season.

Air Canada will inaugurate a new daily non-stop flight to Rome on June 1st, using a B767. This is a significant addition to its European network from Montreal."

Sunwing Airlines, which began flying out of Montreal-Trudeau last fall, will continue serving several Sun destinations this summer, including Cayo Coco, Holguin and Varadero (Cuba), Cancun (Mexico), and Puerto Plata and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic). Sunwing will offer a weekly connection to each destination aboard a B738.

Domestic service out of Montreal-Trudeau will also be enhanced for the new season. Porter Airlines, which already flies to Toronto Island, will boost its presence at YUL with the introduction of two daily connections to Halifax starting June 29. WestJet will add three new non-stop Canadian destinations out of Montreal: Edmonton (daily, except Saturday, beginning April 29), Charlottetown (three flights a week starting May 15), Halifax (three flights a week starting June 4). Finally, Sunwing will launch its domestic service with weekly non-stop flights to Toronto and Vancouver.

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

  • Aeroports de Montreal
    Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice President, Public Affairs