Air Canada has launched new non-stop flights to Fort-de-France in Martinique from Montreal.
The route, which will run until August 29th, will operate on Saturdays. It will recommence on December 5th, when it becomes a year-round service.
Marcel Forget, Air Canada’s vice-president of network planning, said that Martinique would prove a popular destination thanks to its "French flair".
"We expect this new service to appeal to Quebecers seeking a wide range of cultural and sporting activities as well as to residents of Martinique interested in Quebec’s cultural and educational offerings," he commented.
Flights have been scheduled so that passengers can benefit from connecting flights travelling throughout the province of Quebec, Ottawa and Canada’s Atlantic region.
It also compliments Air Canada’s existing flight from Montreal to Pointe-a-Pitre, Guadeloupe.
Canada’s national flag carrier is currently the world’s 13th-largest commercial airline, serving approximately 33 million customers each year.
The airline will introduce flights to Rome from Canada’s second-largest city on October 27th.