Air transport | Recovery at full turbines for the winter

In turn, various Canadian airlines have unveiled their winter schedules with many flight renewals as well as the addition of some new destinations for this year and next. A brief overview.

Posted yesterday at 11:30 am

Sylvain Sarrazin

Sylvain Sarrazin

As for Air Transat, the company is targeting 9 European destinations, 23 connections in the South (Antilles, Pacific coast of Mexico, Caribbean, Latin America and Florida) and 3 in the United States for the winter. As for Europe, note that the Montreal-London flight is now offered year-round, while the Montreal-Marseille connection, usually discontinued in the fall, will be extended until early January 2023.

Among the southbound flights, one of the notable renewals will be the Montreal-Havana route, resuming from December 19, 2022; was stopped for three years due to the pandemic. Three non-stop flights per week will be offered to the Cuban capital. New services to San Francisco and Los Angeles opened earlier this year – they will be discontinued next winter but will resume in spring 2023.

At Air Canada

As for Air Canada, after resuming many annual flights from Montreal last summer (Casablanca, Nice, Algiers, Rome, Tel-Aviv and Tokyo), new connections are in the carrier’s sights; however, the addition of Montreal-Toulouse and Montreal-Copenhagen flights, which will be offered throughout the year, will have to wait until June 2023. The company also announced the intensification of flights to some destinations from the Quebec metropolis (Frankfurt, Geneva, Nice, Tel Aviv, Algiers, São Paulo, Tokyo Narita).

Air Canada Vacations subsidiary recently announced new nonstop routes (including Montreal-Antigua and Quebec City-Varadero) for the winter and return to key seasonal destinations such as Aruba, Curaçao, Great Exuma, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Vincent and Grenadines and Belize.


For Sunwing, the recovery will also be strong thanks to the return of many winter flights from Montreal to about twenty “sunny” destinations: daily connections to Cayo Coco, Cancun, Holguin, Punta Cana, Santa Clara, Varadero from early November to April, but also weekly flights from December to Miami, Puerto Vallarta or Acapulca, among others.

“We are excited to offer flights to several new and expanding destinations this year, including flights from Montreal to Cayo Largo, Cuba, Freeport, Grand Bahama, San Andrés, Colombia and La Romana, Dominican Republic,” said Marie-Josée Carrière, spokeswoman carrier.

New connections were established from Quebec to Roatán (Honduras), Panama and also Cayo Largo.

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