More Canucks are looking at a Canada to Central America flights.
Air Transat will boost its service to Central America in response to the boom in popularity with Canadians. Unveiling its winter 2016-17 program, the Montreal-based airline announced new routes to San Salvador from Montreal and to Roatan from Quebec City.
Canada to Central America
The airline said it will also introduce flights from Toronto to Managua, Nicaragua, and Cartagena, Colombia. As well, they will increase the frequency of flights on existing routes to San Jose, Costa Rica, from Montreal and Toronto.
A total of 11 new routes will be added. They include; Vancouver to Los Cabos, Mexico; Victoria to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Ottawa to Cayo Coco, Cuba; Windsor, Ont., to Santa Clara, Cuba; Fredericton to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic; and Halifax to Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Curacao has been dropped from the schedule, and other destinations, including Dominican Republic and Cuba, will see fewer flights, said Air Transat marketing director Debbie Cabana.
Overall, trips to sun destinations will be about the same as for 2015-16, Cabana said Tuesday.
Central America is becoming more popular, with visitors seeking all-inclusive holidays or renting apartments and buying flights only, she said.
“There’s a trend there, so that is the reason why we’re increasing the capacity to Central America.”
Air Transat is a Canadian airline that specializes in tourist destinations. It operates scheduled and charter flights to 60 destinations in 25 countries. During the Canadian summer season its main destinations are Europe and in the Canadian winter season they fly to the Caribbean, Mexico, United States and Central America. Air Transat made its inaugural flight on November 14th, 1987 from Montreal to Acapulco. Today, the company books over 3.5 million passengers a year. And is one of Canada’s largest airlines.
Although its main Canadian gateways are Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport, the airline also has operations at Calgary International Airport, Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport, Vancouver International Airport and others.