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Doha and Istanbul Among New Destinations from Montreal-Trudeau this Summer

Doha and Istanbul Among New Destinations from Montreal-Trudeau this Summer

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Doha and Istanbul Among New Destinations from Montreal-Trudeau this Summer


MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) - Aéroports de Montréal is pleased to announce additions that will enhance services at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport for the spring/summer 2011 season.

Developments in international service include the arrival of a new carrier, Qatar Airways, which will connect Montréal with its hub of Doha with three flights a week on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays beginning June 29. Qatar Airways will use 259-seat Boeing 777-200LR aircraft for the 13-hour flight.

Air Transat will launch a one-weekly flight to Istanbul, Turkey, on May 15, and will resume its service to London–Gatwick on April 12 with one frequency a week.

Air Canada will add a second daily flight on its Montréal to London–Heathrow route from May 23 until September 29, while Royal Air Maroc will increase its weekly capacity by some 1,200 seats on its Montréal–Casablanca route for the months of June and July.

Beginning April 22, Air France will fly its Airbus A380 on its Montréal–Paris route. The 538-seat super jumbo will land at Montréal–Trudeau at 5:20 p.m. and take off again at 7:55 p.m.

From June 16 to September 12, Sunwing Airlines will offer a bi-weekly flight to Paris–Charles-de-Gaulle using 300-passenger Boeing 767 aircraft.

In the domestic sector, Montréal–Trudeau will welcome the arrival on May 1 of the regional carrier Bearskin Airlines, which will offer as many as five flights daily to Waterloo, Ontario, three of them direct and two with a stopover in Ottawa. The airline will fly 19-seat Fairchild Metroliners.

Also on May 1, Air Canada will inaugurate its new service between Montréal–Trudeau and Toronto Island– Billy Bishop Airport, with a maximum of 15 flights daily. The service will be operated by Sky Regional Airlines using 70-seat Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.

For its part, WestJet will enhance its Montréal–Toronto service by adding 51% more seats, or four additional flights daily, for a total of 10 flights daily on weekdays.

As of April 13, Porter will augment its Montréal–Halifax service, which will now be offered year-long and will include as many as two daily non-stop round-trip flights. Porter will also offer a daily round-trip flight between St. John's, Newfoundland, Montréal, with a connection in Halifax.

In the transborder sector, Continental Airlines will begin once-daily service to Houston on May 3 with a 70-seat Embraer E-170.

Overall, travellers will have a choice of 103 non-stop destinations out of Montréal–Trudeau this spring and summer, with the number of seats up by 12 % over last year.

Aéroports de Montréal is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montréal–Trudeau and Montréal–Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 600 people.
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