MIAMI — Air Canada announced today that it would start four new winter seasonal routes to sun destinations. From November, the Montreal-based carrier will launch flights from Montreal to Puerto Vallarta in Mexico. A month later, San José, Costa Rica, Palm Springs and Port of Spain will follow suit.
All the flights will be operated by the air carrier’s wholly owned subsidiary leisure airline, Air Canada Rouge. Flights from Montreal to Puerto Vallarta and to San José, as well as from Toronto to Port of Spain will be operated by 282-seat Boeing 767-300ERs, while the service to Palm Springs will be operated by 136-seat Airbus A319s. These two types of aircraft offer Business Class and Economy Class products.
“Air Canada is solidifying its position in the Canadian leisure market by offering more flights to more sun destinations during the 2016-2017 winter season. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity for travelers from all across Quebec and Eastern Canada looking to escape the Canadian winter,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada.
According to the airline, Rouge flies to near 70 leisure destinations to Canada, Mexico, the United States, and the Caribbean, and long-haul to Europe, Asia, South America, and Africa.