June 16, 2016-San Juan, Puerto Rico – The Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), Ingrid I. Rivera Rocafort, and Alex Pittman, Director of Sales for Latin America & the Caribbean at Air Canada announced the inauguration of a new Air Canada route connecting the cities of Montreal and San Juan. The flight option will be available Saturdays starting on Dec. 17, 2016.
The Executive Director shared that Air Canada will also add a second weekly flight to its Toronto-San Juan route. The second flight will operate on Saturdays starting on Nov. 19, 2016.
“These routes reinforce Puerto Rico’s position as the main air access hub of the Caribbean in the international markets and make the Island more attractive as a travel destination by providing direct flight options from two of the key Canadian airports,” stated Rivera Rocafort. The increase in flights reiterates the great potential for growth in all types of niche markets and the confidence that airlines place on Puerto Rico as a five-star location in the Caribbean.
“Air Canada is very pleased to expand its services to Puerto Rico for the coming winter season. Apart from introducing weekly service from Montreal to Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport, we are also doubling our frequencies from Toronto to twice weekly so that, overall, our capacity will increase 165 percent from last year. This reflects the popularity of Puerto Rico among Canadian travelers while also giving customers from Puerto Rico an opportunity to travel to Canada or connect conveniently to our international network through our Toronto and Montreal hubs,” said Pittman.
“The inauguration of the new Montreal service and the additional weekly flight from Toronto opens new opportunities for Puerto Rico’s economic growth, our tourism industry and the diversification of the destination’s offerings for our visitors,” added Rivera Rocafort.