Published On: Mon, Apr 20th, 2015

Air Canada expanding Curaçao service

Air CanadaWILLEMSTAD, TORONTO - Air Canada is expanding its service to Curaçao in time for the summer season.

The carrier announced that it would be expanding its seasonal service to year-round flights, with a nonstop Toronto-Curaçao flight every Friday.

It’s the latest addition to Curacao for the company; in January, the company launched new nonstop service on Thursdays between Montreal and Curaçao.

The expanded service is launching this summer, helping to boost airlift to an island that received a major lift at the end of last year with new flights via JetBlue.

In December, JetBlue began operating nonstop flights between New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport and Curaçao’s Hato International Airport.

After moderate growth of 2.5 percent in 2014, the island has seen big increases so far in 2015, with a 13.7 percent increase in stayover arrivals in the first two months of this year, according to data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO).

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