Previous capacity doubled
Canadian airline, Air Canada, plans to resume its service to the Caribbean’s spice island in October with double the previous capacity.
The air carrier has indicated that it will double its frequency to the destination to four weekly flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND).
The nonstop flights are said to operate on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, departing at 9:30 am from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and landing in Grenada’s Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) at 3:55 pm. The Grenada (GND) Toronto leg will depart at 4:55 pm and arrive in Toronto (YYZ) at 9:55 pm.
“We are pleased to be able to offer more connections between Grenada and Toronto with up to four flights per week. This enhanced schedule will allow Canadian travellers to experience the unspoiled natural gems and crystalline waters of Grenada. Customers can also escape to paradise with ease with Air Canada Vacations’ robust collection of vacation packages,” said Nino Montagnese, Vice President at Air Canada Vacations.
“The return of direct service by Air Canada to Grenada is a positive development for air transport relations between the airline and our country,” said Consul General Dawne Francois, who noted the significant diaspora presence in Toronto and high demand for travel to Grenada.
For her part, Petra Roach, chief executive officer (CEO) of the Grenada Tourism Authority, said that, “Canada is an extremely important market for Grenada and traditionally has been our fourth largest source market behind USA, UK, and the Caribbean. We will be frontloading a very aggressive campaign to ensure that we capitalise on this doubling of seat capacity.”
“The equipment being utilised is the Boeing 737 Max 8 with 16 business class seats and 153 economy seats. Travellers can look forward to major events like Grenada Rugby World 7s taking place from November 30 – December 2 and Carriacou Parang Festival from December 15-17, to name a few. Grenada will also welcome two new luxury hotels to the island in Q4 2023 – Beach House and Six Senses,” she added.
She was referring to the Six Senses at La Sagesse and Beach House by Silversands Grenada.
Six Senses at La Sagesse will mark the brand’s debut resort in the Caribbean later this year. Located on the southeastern part of the island, the hotel is designed in the style of a Caribbean village and is spread over 38 acres (15 hectares) of landscape. The resort will offer 56 guestrooms, seven one-bedroom villas and five two-bedroom villas.
In addition, Silversands Grenada Resorts will be adding 28 keys to their portfolio with the opening of a new luxury boutique hotel, Beach House by Silversands Grenada, nestled behind and atop a protective cliff on Portici Beach. The new hotel will feature both standalone 1-bedroom villas and two 2-bedroom suites, either cliffside or beachfront.
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