By Alexander Britell
It’s getting even easier to visit the fascinating French Caribbean island of Martinique.
The expanded flights are headlined by this week’s announcement that European carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle will be adding another major new route to the island from Canada.
The low-cost carrier will be planning a new route from Montreal to Martinique beginning Nov. 1, according to the Martinique Promotion Bureau.
The new flights from Canada to the French Caribbean will operate three times per week on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
The seasonal flights will run for the winter season, from November through the end of March 2019.
“The new service from Montreal to Fort-de-France is also excellent news,’ said Karine Mousseau, Martinique Tourism Commissioner. “The additional offer provided by Norwegian will make Martinique more accessible than ever and increase traffic from and to this crucial Canadian market. This is an opportunity for us to expand our reach and showcase Martinique Magnifique, its multiple assets, its vibrant culture, its authenticity, along with the warmth of its people. We are looking forward to see more and more Quebecois making Martinique their own.”
The new comes after Norwegian announced it would be expanding its flights from Fort Lauderdale to Martinique this winter, with a total of four weekly flights.
Norwegian is also adding two more flights from New York to Martinique, with a total of six weekly flights.
“The additional offer provided by Norwegian will make Martinique more accessible than ever,” Mousseau said.
Those flights will complement existing six-times-weekly service from Miami to Martinique on American Airlines along with recently-launched flights from Atlanta to Fort-de-France.
It’s another significant boost for a destination that continue to see very strong growth, buoyed by a unique cultural and culinary offering that has long made it a sought-after destination for travelers in the know, from its status as the rum capital of the Caribbean to a happening beach bar scene.
Now, the secret is getting out.