St. Lucia will be have direct flights to Montreal for the first time

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Aeroports de Montreal has announced the new destinations and services that will be available out of Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for the coming fall/winter season.

Starting February 2, 2009, Air Canada will be offering a brand-new sun destination out of Montreal-Trudeau: St-Lucia, the beautiful Caribbean island located between Martinique and St. Vincent. A 120-seat Airbus A319 will make the 5-hour, 45-minute weekly flight.

Generally speaking, airlines are expecting a busy season, and as a result the number of flights to sun destinations will be up by about 4% over last year.

Mexicana will add two flights a week to Mexico City, for a total of nine flights a week using an Airbus A319.

Air Canada will also be increasing its service to Santa Clara and Varadero, Cuba, with three flights weekly to each, as well as to Mexico City and Cancun, with five and eight flights respectively.

Both Air Transat and Cubana will also be boosting their service to Cuba this winter. Air Transat will be offering six flights weekly to Cayo Coco, five to Holguin, four to Santa Clara and seven to Varadero. Cuba’s national carrier, for its part, will introduce service to both Camaguey and Cayo Largo del Sur, with one flight a week, in addition to increasing its service to Havana and Santa Clara.

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