Air Canada resumes direct flights to Trinidad

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Air Canada resumes direct flights to Trinidad

Air Canada has resumed direct air service between Toronto, Canada to Port of Spain, Trinidad.

A release from the Tourism Trinidad Limited on Saturday, said this is welcome news for travellers and for the tourism industry.

The company noted that Air Canada has and still remains a vital partner to Trinidad and Tobago’s tourism industry and its diaspora connectivity.

The airline for the 12 month period of January to December 2019 had a total of 22,918 passengers disembarking at Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Air Canada will recommence service on November 1 2023, with three flights per week arriving in Trinidad at 11:25pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and departing at 12:30am Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

Then from December 3 2023, to March 9 2024, service will be expanded to four flights per week, arriving at 12:25am Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, and departing at 1:30am Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Carla Cupid, Chief Executive Officer of Tourism Trinidad said: “We welcome back Air Canada to our destination. This is a positive development for our tourism industry, and we look forward to using this connection to continue to promote Trinidad as a top travel destination.”

On hearing the news of the new flights, High Commissioner for Canada to Trinidad and Tobago Arif Keshani noted: “The ties between our countries are significant and I am very pleased that Air Canada will be resuming their flight between Port of Spain and Toronto this Fall. This, combined with the expansion of Canada’s electronic travel authorization (eTA) program to include Trinidad and Tobago, will further serve to enhance our bilateral economic, social and people to people connections.”

Minister of Tourism, Culture and the Arts Randall Mitchell also expressed his enthusiasm about the news.

He said: “We continue to work with our international partners and stakeholders in the Air Transportation industry to increase our connectivity and seat capacity from our traditional source markets while at the same time, reducing the cost of travel to Trinidad and Tobago.”

He continued: “This marries well with the recent announcement by the Canadian government of Visa free travel to Canada to the diaspora located there.”