Air Canada’s inaugural flight from Montreal to Curaçao
WILLEMSTAD- January 1 was a great day for the Curaçao tourism sector. The year has started with a great event when Curaçao welcomed Air Canada’s flight from Montreal. The Canadian market is truly growing and will continue to grow with this new flight itinerary. The flight departs and returns from Montreal, Canada on Thursday during the winter season. The Minister of Economic Development, Stanley Palm welcomed the authorities and crew of Air Canada. The Vice President of Sales of Air Canada Vacations, Amir Younes also came on the flight and spoke during the official welcome ceremony. CEO of the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA), Lizanne Dindial was also present.
Besides the Montreal rout, Air Canada also offers services from the city of Toronto. This is a year round operation. Air Canada will operate from Montreal with an Airbus 319, which has a capacity of 120 passengers. Together with Air Canada, Curaçao also received flights from Westjet and Sunwing, which also offers flights from Toronto. Recently it was announced that in the first eleven months of 2014, the number of tourists from Canada has surpassed ten thousand for the first time in history.
The Curaçao Tourism Board (CTB), the Curaçao Airport Partners (CAP) and the Curaçao Hospitality and Tourism Association (CHATA) gave a warm Caribbean welcome to the crew and passengers of this first flight. Airlift is of vital importance for the growth of Curaçao’s tourism. Each additional flight is a major achievement for the island.