The Martinique Tourism Authority has announced the launch of a new direct flight between Toronto and Martinique with Air Canada.
The launch of the route represents the culmination of a long-term effort and vision advocated by the Tourism Commissioner, Bénédicte di Géronimo.
According to a statement from the Martinique Tourism Authority, this new route offering non-stop flights to Martinique will strengthen the bond between Canada and the Caribbean island, building upon a successful 14-year run of non-stop flights from Montreal.
“This connection between The Isle of Flowers and the Canadian economic capital reinforces the presence of Martinique in Canada, which is now our second most important market,” said di Géronimo.
“I salute the commitment of our key partners such as Club Med, MSC Cruises and The Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport Company (SAMAC) and all partners in the tourism industry in both Martinique and Ontario. This is one more opportunity for our Canadian visitors to discover, taste and share the famous ‘joie de vivre’ that inspires us every day.”
Toronto passengers will now enjoy the comfort of a non-stop, five-hour flight aboard an Airbus A220, with a capacity of 137 seats.
“Air Canada is very pleased to be the leading carrier between Canada and the French Caribbean, and we are exceptionally delighted to add new flights from Toronto to Martinique this winter. This new service complements our year-round flights from Montreal. Martinique is a unique leisure destination renowned for its rich history and culture, outdoor activities and natural beauty. We have optimised connections to and from our Toronto hub to give customers convenient travel options and bring more people to discover Martinique!” said Alexandre Lefevre, vice president of Network Planning – North America and Scheduling at Air Canada.
With the launch of this flight, the riches of Martinique are more accessible to Canadians than ever. The verdant “Isle of Flowers” is known for its abundant nature, delicious Creole cuisine, fascinating heritage and welcoming French-Caribbean hospitality. The destination has enjoyed surging popularity with Canadian travelers, both due to its broad array of experiences and safe environment.
“We are delighted to offer our Canadian visitors the experience of an authentic, beautiful and romantic Martinique. We await them with open arms and thank Air Canada for helping us realise the launch of this vital new route,” said Muriel Wiltord, director of the Martinique Tourism Authority, Americas.
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