Aeroports de Montreal

Aeroports de Montreal

November 26, 2013 08:00 ET

New Airline at Montreal-Trudeau: Turkish Airlines to Connect Montreal and Istanbul Starting June 3, 2014

MONTRÉAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2013) - Aéroports de Montréal (ADM) is pleased to announce that Turkish Airlines, named Best Airline in Europe for 2013 by Skytrax, will begin operating out of Montréal-Trudeau airport starting this June 3. A Star Alliance member, Turkey's main carrier will offer three regular weekly flights to Istanbul's Atatürk Airport, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Turkish Airlines will use Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a capacity for 28 passengers in business class and 261 in economy. Tickets are on sale now.

"We enthusiastically welcome Turkish Airlines, a very popular carrier among travellers, and with one of the most developed international networks anywhere," said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer James Cherry.

He added: "Montréal will now be connected year-round by direct flight with Istanbul, one of the most exciting cultural capitals, and Atatürk Airport, among the most dynamic air traffic hubs."

In addition to serving 42 domestic centres, Turkish Airlines flies to and from some 200 international destinations in more than 100 countries. Atatürk Airport is its chief connection hub with Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe (mainly the Balkans) and the Commonwealth of Independent States. Located 15 kilometres west of central Istanbul, the airport is experiencing astounding growth, having welcomed 45 million passengers in 2012, or 20% more than the previous year.

Because of its membership in Star Alliance, Turkish Airlines will benefit at Montréal-Trudeau from Air Canada's network, as well as those of United Airlines and US Airways, for connections to other points in Canada and to the United States.

About Aéroports de Montréal

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau and Montréal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.

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