By the Caribbean Journal staff
Air Canada is adding a host of new flights to the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.
The carrier will be adding a new nonstop flight on Air Canada Rouge beginning Oct. 31, increasing its weekly frequency to four flights each week to Saint Lucia, with service on Mondays, Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Beginning Dec. 25, Air Canada Rouge will be launching daily nonstop service to Saint Lucia.
Air Canada is also adding a new nonstop flight from Montreal to Saint Lucia, with the new nonstop service operating once per week on Fridays.
The Montreal service will be extended through April 26, 2019, according to the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority.
It will also be operated on Air Canada’s new, larger 737-MAX aircraft, meaning an increase in the airline’s total seat capacity to Saint Lucia by 57 percent the full season.
“Canada is Saint Lucia’s 4th largest travel market. These new non-stop flights from Toronto and Montreal significantly contributes to our tourism growth and the marketing efforts of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority,” said Saint Lucia Tourism Authority Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Tiffany Howard. “We continue to record advancement in stay over arrivals from Canada: the new direct service will provide more opportunities for Canadians to explore our beautiful island.”
It’s another positive step for Saint Lucia’s airlift.
Beginning Dec. 19, Saint Lucia will be receiving another daily flight from Miami on American Airlines.
Additionally, United will launch flights between Chicago and Saint Lucia beginning next January.