Air Canada will now fly from Toronto to Trinidad and Tobago all year long every week. With a morning departure from the Great White North, the Air Canada Rouge flight AC1880 will head south twice each week out of Toronto Pearson International Airport and land in Piarco International Airport in Port of Spain.
“Air Canada is very pleased to inaugurate this new, year-round service between Toronto and Port of Spain as part of our ongoing global expansion,” said Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines for Air Canada.
The addition of this twice-weekly route — which will be operated by a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft that has 280 seats, including 24 premium class and 256 in economy — was praised by the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, minister of tourism of Trinidad and Tobago.
“In today’s fiercely competitive global marketplace, consistent, reliable, and competitive air access is the lifeblood of any modern economy,” said Cudjoe. “In this light, therefore, the government of Trinidad and Tobago has sought to attract additional airlift both to Trinidad and to Tobago.”
The Dorval, Canada-based carrier noted that the increased coverage is due to the rising demand it is seeing. This uptick is coming from both business- and tourist-minded travelers in addition to the cultural connections present due to the number of people with Trinidadian heritage living in Canada.
“In addition to being a popular vacation destination for Canadians, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago have longstanding ties, with many Canadians of Trinidadian descent visiting friends and relatives, and there are also substantial business ties,” said Smith. “This new service will connect conveniently with our extensive domestic and international network through our Toronto Pearson global hub.”
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