MONTRÉAL, Nov. 6, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The winter season that is just taking off at Montréal-Trudeau airport will once again be marked by strong growth, both in terms of passenger traffic and air service.
Here are highlights of the 2018-2019 winter season at YUL:
Air service – new destinations
- Sunwing will offer a new destination from Montréal, Mazatlán, starting on December 18th. It is the 9th Mexican destination served from YUL.
- A new carrier started operations at the beginning of the winter season at Montréal-Trudeau. Since the end of October, Norwegian has been offering a direct connection to Pointe-à-Pitre and Fort-de-France. YUL was the first Canadian airport to welcome Norwegian.
- After being cancelled last year following Hurricane Irma, flights to Saint Martin and San Juan are coming back into service starting in mid-December. Air Canada will serve San Juan while Air Transat will operate to both destinations.
- A total of 127 destinations, including 69 international destinations, will be served this winter from Montréal-Trudeau. This is an increase over the 123 destinations offered last year and sets a new record for air service during the winter season.
- A significant increase in the number of available seats (+6.0%), especially for the international sector (+11.0%) and the transborder sector (+7.0%).
- More specifically, destinations to South America/Latin America will offer more seats (+9.5%), a sign that the diversification of air service is a success.
More than 150 direct destinations will be offered from YUL in the coming year, including 91 international destinations. This represents the fastest growth in air service at Montréal-Trudeau in a decade with the addition of 11 new destinations, including two in the spring of 2019.
About Aéroports de Montréal
Aéroports de Montréal is the airport authority for the Greater Montréal area responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and of the Mirabel aeronautic and industrial park. The corporation employs 625 people.
For further information about Aéroports de Montréal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.
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