Aeroports de Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal

March 29, 2016 09:14 ET

More Than 110 Direct Destinations, Four of Them New, Available this Summer from Montreal-Trudeau

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - March 29, 2016) - Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is pleased to announce the new air services that have already been confirmed for this summer out of Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.

No fewer than 110 destinations will be accessible by direct flight this summer, including four new cities: Reykjavik, Glasgow, Denver and Hamilton. In addition, the total number of seats on offer will climb by 13% compared with 2015, and flight frequency will increase by 8%.

Montréal-Trudeau will also welcome two new international carriers, Icelandair and WOW air, both serving Reykjavik.

"Our passengers have never had so many travel options, particularly internationally," said James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer of ADM. "With the launch of the international jetty expansion that will add six boarding gates for long-haul carriers, we will be able to effectively meet this projected growth in demand."

Europe and North Africa/Middle East

For Europe and North Africa, the offer will increase sharply, both in terms of seats (+18%) and frequency (+17 %). Direct flights will serve 30 European cities - a record - and two cities in North Africa and two in the Middle East. The Montréal-Paris link will remain the best-served international route from Canada, with up to eight daily flights to Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports.

For the first time, Air Canada and Air Canada rouge will add Lyon and Casablanca to their summer schedules with, respectively, five and four weekly flights, as well as add capacity for Paris, Barcelona, Nice and Venice.

For its part, Air Transat is adding Glasgow (Scotland) and will fly to a total of 20 other European cities: Athens, Basel, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Porto, Prague, Rome, Toulouse and Venice. The number of seats to London, Dublin, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulouse will increase compared with 2015.

The entry into service of the Swiss B777-300 will result in a significant hike in capacity for the Montréal-Zurich route. As for Lufthansa, the airline will add another frequency to its service to Frankfurt, for a total of seven, as well as maintain its daily flight to Munich.

Sun

Vacationers heading to Latin America and the Caribbean will also be well served. They will be able to choose among 26 non-stop destinations, with a greater number of flights (+6%) and seats (+9) compared with 2015.

Air China will maintain its flight to Havana that was launched last December, while Cubana Airlines will add Santiago de Cuba. Other new services will also be offered by Sunwing (Rio Hato) and Air Transat (La Romana), both now served year-round. Several other destinations will enjoy added capacity.

Canada and the U.S.

In domestic and transborder (U.S.) markets, new developments consist of Air Canada's addition of Hamilton (14 flights/week) and Denver (seven flights/week). In addition, Air Transat will maintain its Montréal-Toronto and Montréal-Québec routes to feed its Europe-bound flights. It should also be noted that Air Canada will add frequency and/or seats to several destinations, including Philadelphia, Houston and Miami; in addition to New York by Delta Air Lines.

About Aéroports de Montréal

Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority that has been responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports since 1992. The Corporation employs 650 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.

For further information about Aéroports de Montréal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.

Contact Information

  • Source: Christiane Beaulieu
    Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
    514 394-7304