Saint Lucia Welcomes Addition Of Non-Stop AC Flights From YYZ, YUL
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Tiffany Howard, Acting CEO, Saint Lucia Tourism Authority
The Saint Lucia Tourism Authority has announced the addition of a non-stop flight from Toronto to St. Lucia this fall with Air Canada.
The additional YYZ flight operated by Air Canada Rouge commences on 31OCT. Air Canada has increased its total frequency to four weekly flights from Toronto to the island, then commences daily service on 25DEC. The new flight schedule features non-stop service on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Saint Lucia will also welcome a non-stop flight from Montreal starting 21DEC, with Air Canada mainline on its new 737-max aircraft. The larger aircraft increases total seat capacity by 24% and 57% in full season. The flight will operate once a week every Friday. Air Canada has also extended its season out of YUL, flying non-stop to Saint Lucia until 26APR, 2019.
“Canada is Saint Lucia’s 4thlargest travel market. This new non-stop flight from Toronto and Montreal significantly contributes to our tourism growth and the marketing efforts of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority,” said Acting CEO, Tiffany Howard. “We continue to record advancement in stayover arrivals from Canada, the new direct service will provide more opportunities for Canadians to explore our beautiful island.”
An exclusive twelve-page insert was created for Air Canada's in-flight magazine, enRoute to launch the new non-stop service. A 30-second inflight commercial about Saint Lucia will also be featured during the month of OCT to launch the new non-stop service. Click here to watch it.
Additionally, clients who book & pay for a Saint Lucia package with ACV by 31OCT will save $300 per person.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.