Sunwing customers can discover the best of South America in San Andrés, now available to book in Canada

Vacationers can enjoy laidback Colombian getaways with Decameron this winter

TORONTO, Aug. 05, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This winter, Sunwing is inviting Canadians to discover San Andrés, a brand-new destination for the tour operator offering vacationers the quintessential island paradise off the coast of Nicaragua in the Caribbean Sea. Available to book now, San Andrés is well-known to travellers in Colombia for its rich culture, white-sand beaches, coconut palms, year-round summer weather and some of the best diving conditions in the world, with easy access to restaurants and bars in town for local flavour.

Plus, Canadian customers can now enjoy the full all inclusive vacation experience in San Andrés with Decameron All Inclusive Hotels & Resorts, the only resort brand offered through Sunwing on the island with six properties within minutes of the Caribbean Sea, downtown San Andrés and the airport.

“To continue offering Canadians more opportunities to vacation to paradise under our wing, we’re thrilled to be adding more diverse destinations to our lineup that our customers can book this winter, including San Andrés in Colombia,” says Lyne Chayer, General Manager, Sunwing Vacations Québec. “With beautiful beaches, natural cays that are great for diving and snorkelling, sunny skies and welcoming people, plus access to six Decameron properties offering an intimate resort getaway, we’re excited for our customers to experience the richness of Colombia in this beach destination this winter, and share in our love of San Andrés.”

With multiple cays, sandbanks and greenspace to explore, San Andrés is a hub for nature lovers. Sunseekers can discover the popular shores of Playa Spratt Bight, while ocean lovers will find a true paradise for underwater adventures in the “Sea of Seven Colours” with nearly 40 diving sites and well-preserved coral reefs. Plus, Botanic Gardens is a sprawling space in the island’s centre where the vegetation dates back to the dinosaur era.

San Andrés is also home to an incredible multicultural community blending Anglo-Caribbean Raizal and Colombian cultures with local restaurants, bars and boutique shops with authentic Colombian keepsakes.

As an untouched paradise and exciting new ground for Sunwing customers, travellers can book their getaways at six Decameron properties on the island, including Decameron MarazulDecameron MarylandDecameron AquariumDecameron San LuisDecameron Los Delfines and Decameron Isleno, ideal choices for the ultimate laidback escape.

Customers can expect the same variety of amenities and services with Decameron in San Andrés that the brand is known for in the other popular destinations it serves, including Mexico, Jamaica and Panama. Families can soak up the sun by the pool or the beach or adventure the seas together during resort-offered water sport activities like kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling, plus mini scuba diving courses in the pool. Couples can find their zen with soothing face and body treatments at the spa on property or relax by the beach bar with a drink in hand, while groups will love the variety of dining options and á la carte restaurants with international favourites, revel in day-to-night entertainment or take advantage of modern accommodations that suit their group’s needs.

Sunwing customers can book San Andrés today for travel starting December 14, 2022 with a direct flight from Montréal on Wednesdays, with the potential to add more for the winter season as customer demand evolves.

For even more peace of mind, customers can purchase one of Sunwing’s comprehensive travel coverage options ahead of their winter getaways.

About Sunwing

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from airports across Canada to popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. The company supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid.

ADM Aéroports de Montréal Announces its Financial Results at June 30, 2022

MONTREAL, Aug. 9, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – ADM Aéroports de Montréal today announced its consolidated operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2022. These results are accompanied by passenger traffic data for YUL, Montréal-Trudeau International Airport.

Highlights

  • Passenger traffic at YUL totalled 4.0 million in the second quarter of 2022, up 739.8% from 2021, or 79.7% of the traffic in the corresponding period of 2019. Growth was sustained throughout the quarter, with 72.1% of 2019 traffic levels in April, 79.3% in May, and 86.4% in June. There was a marked recovery in the international sector with 84.0% of 2019 traffic levels in the second quarter. For the first six months of 2022, passenger traffic stood at 6.2 million, up 584.0% from 2021.
  • EBITDA (the excess of revenues over expenses before financial expenses, income taxes, depreciation and impairment and share in the results of a joint venture, see the “Non-GAAP Measures” section for more information) was $81.9 million for the second quarter under review, an increase of $82.6 million over negative EBITDA of $0.7 million for the same period in 2021. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, EBITDA was $116.9 million, an increase of $128.4 million over negative EBITDA of $11.5 million for the first six months of 2021.
  • Capital investments were $40.2 million in the second quarter of 2022, compared with $12.5 million in the corresponding period of 2021. During this period, the airport program, still being limited to essential projects, totalled $33.6 million ($6.6 million in 2021) while the amount invested, net of subsidy, in the airport’s REM station was $6.6 million ($5.9 million in 2021). Capital investments in the first half of 2022 amounted to $56.2 million ($30.3 million in 2021), including $44.5 million for the airport program ($22.9 million in 2021) and $11.7 million ($7.4 million in 2021), net of subsidy, for the airport’s REM station. Transport Canada’s contribution towards the airport’s REM station project totalled $6.1 million (nil in 2021) for the quarter under review and $16.2 million (nil in 2021) for the six-month period of 2022. Investments at YUL and YMX in 2022 were funded by cashflows from operations.

Quote

“We are very pleased to once again be welcoming a large number of passengers to YUL and to be part of the very strong recovery in aviation activity that is taking place around the world as traffic results bring us closer and closer to the data recorded in 2019. However, this dramatic increase, combined with a well-known labour shortage, created its own set of challenges during the month of June. ADM Aéroports de Montréal remains optimistic that the measures put forward in the industry will allow airports nationally and internationally to return to some balance in the coming weeks. We would like to thank our passengers for their great patience in the face of these exceptional circumstances. I would also like to recognize the resilience and efforts of the airport community’s employees in this difficult environment,” said Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of ADM.

Financial results

Consolidated revenues were $158.1 million for the second quarter of 2022, up $113.9 million, or 257.4%, from the same period in 2021. For the first six months of 2022, revenues were $260.9 million, an increase of $177.6 million, or 213.1%, compared to the same period in 2021. These positive results are directly related to the significant recovery in passenger traffic that began in earnest at the end of the first quarter of 2022.

Operating expenses for the quarter under review were $48.9 million, an increase of $16.8 million, or 52.4%, over the same quarter a year ago. For the six months ended June 30, 2022, operating expenses increased by $27.0 million, or 39.2%, climbing from $68.9 million to $95.9 million. This variance in operating expenses is primarily related to the increase in operational expenses for passenger due to the sustained recovery of operations since the spring of 2022, and to the decrease in wage subsidies. ADM met the eligibility criteria of the Tourism and Hospitality Recovery Program until March 2022, while it took qualified for the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy Program for the entire year 2021.

Transfers to governments (payments in lieu of taxes to municipalities (“PILT”) and rent to Transport Canada) were $27.3 million for the quarter under review, an increase of $14.5 million compared to the previous year, and represent 17.3% of ADM’s revenues (28.9% in 2021).  For the first six months of 2022, transfers totalled $48.1 million, an increase of $22.2 million compared with the same period in 2021, and represented 18.4% of ADM’s total revenues (31.1% in 2021).

Depreciation and impairment of property and equipment and right-of-use assets decreased slightly to $38.8 million in the second quarter of 2022, down $2.5 million, or 5.8%, compared from the same period in 2021. As of June 30, 2022, these expenses decreased by $3.7 million, or 4.5%, totalling
$78.0 million.

Net financial expenses totalled $31.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, down by $1.2 million, or 4.0%, compared with the same period in 2021. Cumulative net financial expenses as at June 30, 2022 totalled $63.3 million compared to $65.3 million for 2021, down $2.0 million, or 3.2%, from the same period in 2021. This variance is primarily due to consent fees incurred in the first quarter of 2021 as well as higher interest income on surplus cash, partially offset by interest expense related to the Series S Bonds issued in April 2021.

For the three months ended June 30, 2022, the excess of revenues over expenses was $11.3 million compared to a deficiency of revenues over expenses of $74.5 million for the same period in 2021, an increase of $85.8 million, or 115.2%. As at June 30, 2022, the deficiency of revenues over expenses was $24.3 million, an improvement of $133.7 million, or 84.6%, over the same period in 2021.

Financial situation

ADM’s net debt at June 30, 2022 remained stable at $2.45 billion compared to December 31, 2021; see the “Non-GAAP Measures” section for more information.

In March 2021, ADM obtained the consent of the bondholders to amend the Master Trust Indenture, thereby allowing ADM to be temporarily released from its obligations to comply with or satisfy the requirements of certain covenants in the Master Trust Indenture for the years 2021 and 2022. This waiver was requested due to the uncertainty surrounding the duration of the significant decline in passenger traffic and air movements resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Passenger traffic

For the second quarter of 2022, traffic at YUL totalled 4.0 million passengers, an increase of 739.8% over the same period in 2021. International traffic increased by 1,050.0%, transborder (U.S.) grew by 1,394.8%, while domestic traffic recorded an increase of 433.5% over the second quarter of 2021.

For the quarter under review, passenger traffic at YUL reached 79.7% of the 2019 traffic level: 84.0% international, 75.8% transborder and 77.3% domestic.

Passenger traffic in the first six months of 2022 represented 64.3% of the traffic in the corresponding period of 2019: 66.0% international, 59.6% transborder and 65.5% domestic.

Sustainability at ADM

During this quarter, ADM implemented the following initiatives in its continued commitment to sustainability:

  • An audit of the environmental management system (EMS) for YUL and YMX operations by an independent firm, during which zero non-conformities were identified, will have resulted in ADM’s ISO 14001 recertification. This recertification is valid for a period of three years and a maintenance audit is planned for 2023 and 2024.
  • A call for tenders for taxi licenses led to a greening of the fleet serving YUL. It is currently composed of 97 100% electric vehicles, 153 plug-in hybrids or non plug-in hybrids, and 125 minivans, 10 of which are green vehicles and 25 of which are taxis adapted for customers with reduced mobility.
  • Two major awards were won in the BOMA Québec Building Energy Challenge (BEC). ADM won the Platinum category in the GHG Target Achievement Award, where building GHG emissions in 2021 were compared to those in 2018. For YUL, a 34% reduction was achieved. It also won the award in the Improved Energy Performance – Consumer Services Category, thanks to efforts that resulted in a 23% improvement over 2018.

More details in ADM’s Press Release.

To learn more about ADM’s actions, visit its Sustainability Indicators platform or consult its 2021 Annual Report, which presents its first-ever Sustainability Report based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

About Aéroports de Montréal

ADM Aéroports de Montréal is the airport authority for the Greater Montréal area responsible for the management, operation and development of YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, certified 4 stars under the Skytrax World Airport Star Rating, and of YMX International Aerocity if Mirabel.

Canadians can escape to the sunshine coast of Cayo Largo in Cuba this fall, now offered in Canada through Sunwing

Customers can look forward to pristine beaches, warmer temperatures and sunny skies year-round

TORONTO, July 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sunwing customers are invited to be among the first to experience a reimagined boutique vacation in the tropical destination of Cayo LargoCuba this fall. Considered Cuba’s sunshine coast thanks to its 25km of pristine, white-sand shores and summertime feeling year-round, Cayo Largo is offered through Sunwing to Canadians in search of a getaway like no other. With its prime location and warm temperatures, the destination will appeal to the most discerning of travellers.

“Cuba has long held its top spot as a Canadian favourite for Sunwing customers and, as we expand on our offerings to welcome more guests back to this beautiful island, we’re thrilled to bring new life to Cayo Largo with Sunwing as the destination’s leading choice of tour operator in the Canadian market,” says Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “Cayo Largo offers an intimate experience in a small, boutique setting that our customers won’t find anywhere else in Cuba, along with great weather, beautiful beaches, new all inclusive offerings and now with an exclusive international food import license, more comforts of home, all at an attractive price point. We anticipate the fall and winter season in this destination hot spot will sell fast, so now is the time for our customers to book their upcoming getaways.”

Canadians will be able to enjoy an intimate vacation experience at the resorts, many of which are being rebuilt or renovated to open as early as November 2022. The 11 resorts will be rebranded as Grand Memories Resorts & Spa, Memories Resorts & Spa, Starfish Resorts and Villa properties, meaning Sunwing customers will have even more opportunities to enjoy the best of Cayo Largo with the level of service these brands are known for. These resorts are available to book now for fall and winter 2022/2023 vacations starting from November 1, 2022 onward.

Situated on Cuba’s far south coast, nature lovers and travel enthusiasts will have plenty to keep them busy, exploring local aquatic life in some of the best diving conditions in the Caribbean with more than 30 dive sites and a protected marine reserve, plus over 200 ancient shipwrecks.

The island is also committed to sustainability and the integrity of the environment to ensure Cayo Largo will be as desirable as it is today for generations to come. This means electric vehicles only, a ban on plastic use and sustainable water developments in place.

With boutique all inclusive resorts or villas suited to every lifestyle, discerning travellers can find what they desire and an experience far from the ordinary, all within 15 minutes of Cayo Largo Airport.

The resorts will appeal to a variety of vacation styles and include:

  • Family-friendly resorts with amenities guest of all ages will love, including Grand Memories Cayo Largo, Memories Cayo Largo, Starfish Cayo Largo, Villa Coral, Villa Linda Mar, Villa Marina, Villa Serena and Villa Soledad
  • Adults only resorts for the ultimate friends and couples paradise, including Sanctuary at Grand Memories Cayo Largo and Villa Caprice
  • Plus, customers seeking a 2SLGBTQ+ friendly resort welcoming everyone under the sun will enjoy visiting the adults only Villa Natura

Sunwing customers can book Cayo Largo today for travel starting November 1, 2022 with five weekly direct flights from multiple gateways, and the potential to add more for the fall and winter season as customer demand evolves. The current flight schedule will be as follows:

  • Between Toronto and Cayo Largo, Fridays starting November 4, 2022
  • Between Montréal and Cayo Largo, Fridays starting November 4, 2022
  • Between Québec City and Cayo Largo, Saturdays starting December 17, 2022
  • Between Ottawa and Cayo Largo, Saturdays starting December 17, 2022
  • Between Halifax and Cayo Largo, Tuesdays starting January 10, 2023

Plus, customers who book by July 28, 2022 can still take advantage of Sunwing’s early booking bonus, with reduced deposits and added perks. For even more peace of mind, customers can purchase one of the tour operator’s comprehensive travel coverage options ahead of their fall and winter travel.

About Sunwing

The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from airports across Canada to popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. The company supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid.

Air Canada’s Summer 2022 Schedule Adjustments

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This week, Air Canada announced changes to its summer schedule to support unprecedented and unforeseen strains on our organization. International flights are unaffected, with a few timing changes to reduce flying at peak times. Flights adjusted are to and from our Toronto and Montreal hubs. These will be mostly frequency reductions, affecting primarily evening and late-night flights by smaller aircraft, on transborder and domestic routes. Four routes will be temporarily suspended.

Temporary Route Suspensions:

Montreal – Kelowna
Montreal – Baltimore
Montreal – Pittsburgh
Toronto – Fort McMurray

Frequency Reductions

Toronto – Deer Lake: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Saint John: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Charlottetown: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Quebec City: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – North Bay: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Timmins: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Sudbury: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – London, ON: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – Windsor: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Winnipeg: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 5 flights daily
Toronto – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 7 flights daily
Toronto – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 11 flights daily
Toronto – Vancouver: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 14 flights daily
Toronto – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 9 flights daily
Toronto – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – Baltimore: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Philadelphia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Washington (DCA): reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate 2 flights daily (3 flights remain for July)
Toronto – Miami: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – San Francisco: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Moncton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Fredericton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Saint John: reduce 1 frequency, now operating total 1flights
Montreal – Halifax: reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate total 3 flights daily (4 flights remain through August 3)
Montreal – Ottawa: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 6 flights daily
Montreal – Quebec: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations and Friday reduced to 3 flights daily
Montreal – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Ottawa – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations

Route Retimes:

Montreal – Los Angeles
Montreal – Las Vegas
Montreal – Punta Cana
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale
Montreal – Winnipeg
Montreal – Edmonton
Toronto – Manchester
Toronto – Edinburgh
Toronto – Copenhagen
Vancouver – Portland
Vancouver – Regina
Vancouver – Cranbrook

Air Canada to Launch Seasonal Flights to Bangkok and Mumbai for Winter 2022-23

  • Only non-stop North America-Thailand route. Service to operate four-times weekly beginning Dec. 1
  • Daily Toronto-Mumbai flights via London Heathrow beginning Oct. 29
  • Restoration of key routes to India, Australia, New Zealand and Peru

MONTREAL, June 20, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Air Canada announced today the expansion of its international network with the addition of Bangkok, Thailand, the carrier’s first non-stop service to South-East Asia. The airline will also be resuming flights to Mumbai, its second destination in the strategic India market. Air Canada’s seasonal service to Bangkok will operate from its trans-Pacific hub at Vancouver International Airport, while the carrier’s Mumbai flights will operate from Toronto via London-Heathrow. Both routes are subject to receiving final government approvals.

“We are extremely pleased to be launching our first non-stop service to South-East Asia this winter, the only one between North America and Thailand. Thailand is a popular leisure destination for Canadians and this new service will give Aeroplan members exciting opportunities to both earn and redeem their points. For further convenience, our Bangkok flights will connect to our extensive domestic and trans-border network giving customers added seamlessness and choice when travelling,” said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management, at Air Canada.

“We are also excited to return to Mumbai, India’s largest city and an important financial, commercial, and entertainment hub, complementing our 13 weekly flights from Canada to Delhi. Our Mumbai services are scheduled to operate with a stop in London Heathrow, offering connectivity to more than a dozen Air Canada and Star Alliance partner United Airlines flights between North America and London, as well as additional options for travel between the UK and India. The India market remains very important to Air Canada, and we are committed to resuming our currently paused non-stop services on Toronto-Mumbai and Vancouver-Delhi when circumstances allow.”

The planned service between Vancouver and Bangkok, as well as between Toronto and Mumbai via London-Heathrow, will be operated with Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft featuring three cabins of service for customers to choose from, including lie-flat seats in Signature Class, Premium Economy and Economy Class. Seats are available for sale now at aircanada.com/Aeroplan, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada’s Contact Centres, and travel agents.

Air Canada is bolstering its international winter offering to the South Pacific region with the return of seasonal service from Vancouver to Auckland, New Zealand, and additional flights to Sydney and Brisbane, Australia. Air Canada is also re-establishing international services to South America with the resumption of routes from Montreal and Toronto to Lima, Peru on a seasonal basis.

“We continue to pursue our strategy of expanding our global network in response to pent-up demand, and expect to operate approximately 81 per cent of our 2019 international capacity this winter. We look forward to welcoming our customers onboard,” said Mr. Galardo.

Award Winning Service

Air Canada’s onboard services on international flights showcase some of the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada’s panel of celebrity chefs, including award-winning, Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, and renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and chef Jérôme Ferrer. Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

All customers have the opportunity to collect and redeem points through Aeroplan, Canada’s leading loyalty program, when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

FlightFromToDays of
Week
DepartsArrivesAircraftSeason
AC65YVR
(Vancouver)
BKK
(Bangkok)
Mon,
Wed,
Fri, Sun
23:0005:55 +2
days
Boeing
787
Dec. 1 –
Apr. 14
AC66BKK
(Bangkok)
YVR
(Vancouver)
Tue, Wed,
Fri, Sun
08:3006:35Boeing
787
Dec. 4 –
Apr. 17
AC856YYZ
(Toronto)
LHR
(London)
Daily20:3008:30 +1
day
Boeing
787
Oct. 29-
Mar. 24
LHR(London)BOM
(Mumbai)
Daily11:10 +1 day01:40 +2
days
AC855BOM(Mumbai)LHR
(London)
Daily04:5009:20Boeing
787
Oct. 31-
Mar. 26
LHR
(London)
YYZ
(Toronto)
Daily12:0014:55

Highlights of Air Canada’s resumed and increased international routes for Winter 2022/23 include:

India:

Toronto-MumbaiSeasonal daily flights resume Oct. 29 via London Heathrow
Toronto-DelhiDaily flights remain year-round
Vancouver-Delhi3 weekly flights resume Oct. 1. Outbound flight includes a technical stop in Dublin for operational purposes.
Montreal-Delhi3 weekly flights remain year-round

South Pacific:

Vancouver-Auckland3 flights weekly service resume Nov. 10, increasing to 5 flights weekly from Dec.-Mar.
Vancouver-BrisbaneIncreases to 5 weekly flights in Dec.
Vancouver-SydneyIncreases to 10 weekly flights for Dec. and Jan.

Peru:

Toronto-LimaSeasonal 2 weekly flights resume Nov. 4
Montreal-LimaSeasonal 2 weekly flights resuming Oct. 30

Travelling internationally?

Visit Air Canada’s Travel Ready Hub for the latest government entry requirements. Customers are responsible for ensuring they meet all government entry requirements, including holding the correct travel documents, visas, any required health certificates, and all other eligibility requirements for any flights they purchase. Government requirements may change with little notice.

About Air Canada

Air Canada is Canada’s largest airline, the country’s flag carrier and a founding member of Star Alliance, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network celebrating its 25thanniversary in 2022. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 51 airports in Canada, 51 in the United States and 86 internationally. It is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax, which in 2021 gave Air Canada awards for the Best Airline Staff in North America, Best Airline Staff in Canada, Best Business Class Lounge in North America, and an excellence award for managing COVID-19. Through its leading travel loyalty Aeroplan program, Air Canada offers the ability to earn or redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines, plus through an extensive range of merchandise, hotel and car rental rewards. Its freight division, Air Canada Cargo, provides air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents using Air Canada’s passenger flights and cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767-300 freighters. Air Canada has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050. 

Air Transat Adds Las Vegas To Its 2022-2023 Winter Program

  • Majestic hotels, five-star dining and trade shows all easily accessible from Montreal
  • Montreal-Los Angeles and Montreal-London flights now available year-round
  • Return of flights to Havana, New Orleans and Tampa from Montreal

MONTREAL, June 13, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ –  Air Transat, named World’s Best Leisure Airline in 2021 by Skytrax, is proud to add iconic Las Vegas to its roster of destinations available from Montreal this winter. Starting November 3, Air Transat will fly nonstop to more than 50 destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, the United States and Europe this winter.

“Many Canadians are finally ready to take the trip they have been dreaming of over the past two years,” says Michèle Barre, Air Transat’s Vice President of Network, Revenue Management and Pricing. “On one hand, Las Vegas represents the creation of new opportunities for both leisure and business travel. On the other, with the return of direct flights to Havana, New Orleans and Tampa, we are proposing even more possibilities to explore sunny destinations. We are proud to offer our passengers a diverse flight network on four continents to not only meet, but continually exceed their expectations.”

Las Vegas: for business and pleasure

As of November 3, 2022, Air Transat will fly from Montreal to Las Vegas four times a week. This destination, renowned for its lively nightlife, large-scale concerts, and spectacular nearby national parks, also offers a multitude of business opportunities with its many trade shows and events.

A long-awaited return of key destinations

Travellers looking for discovery and a change of scenery will appreciate the return of three sunny routes that were put on hold due to the pandemic – two in the U.S. and one in Cuba. The carrier is markedly consolidating its presence in the Florida and Cuban markets, both of which continue to remain popular destinations among Canadian travelers.

Therefore, Air Transat will fly from Montreal to New Orleans two times a week starting November 3, to Havana three times a week starting December 19, and to Tampa two times a week starting December 23.

Three enhanced routes from Montreal

To meet the growing interest of travellers for these destinations, Air Transat will upgrade its Montreal-London and Montreal-Los Angeles seasonal service to a year-round service starting in the fall of 2022, each with three weekly flights. In addition, the carrier will extend its Montreal-Marseille direct flights to until January 8, 2023, with two flights a week.

About Air Transat

Founded in Montreal 35 years ago, Air Transat is a leading leisure travel brand. Voted World’s Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, it flies to international and Canadian destinations, striving to serve its customers with enthusiasm and friendliness at every stage of their trip or stay, and emphasizing safety throughout. It is renewing its fleet with the greenest aircraft in their category as part of a commitment to a healthier environment, knowing that this is essential to its operations and the magnificent destinations it offers. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a world-renowned holiday travel provider that achieved Travelife certification in 2018 in recognition of its sustainability commitments.