By the Caribbean Journal staff
Canada’s Air Transat is expanding its service to Haiti.
The carrier announced this week that it would be commercializing “regular aviation activities” to the country.
That means the flights from Montreal will now be “commercialized” on the global distribution system available to travel agents.
“This designation reflects the growth of Haiti’s tourism industry, which benefits from development strategies formulated by the Haitian Ministry of Tourism and the collaboration of choice partners like Transat and Air Transat,” the company said in a statement.
Considered a “scheduled airline” for Haiti since April 2014, Air Transat has been providing weekly service between Montreal and Port-au-Prince for over 15 years.
This recent designation, the company, said “reinforces” its presence in Haiti.
Air Transat was the first major travel company to bet on Haiti since the country “relaunched” its tourism industry in the years following the election of President Michel Martelly in 2011.
Transat’s vacation packages to Haiti began in 2013.