New flights for Trinidad and Tobago from Toronto


PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – New Trinidad and Tobago flights are expected to begin on December 21, 2016, subject to government approval, with flight AC1880 and operate twice weekly from Toronto.

Air Canada announced that its subsidiary, Air Canada rouge will be launching new flights between Toronto and Trinidad during the 2016/2017 winter season in an effort to solidify its position in the Canadian leisure market.

Flights will operate departing from Toronto at 9:00 am on Wednesday and Friday, arriving in Port of Spain at 3:25 pm. Return flight AC1881 departs Port of Spain at 4:45 pm and arrives in Toronto at 9:35 pm. Service ends for the season on April 21, 2017.

Air Canada rouge, Air Canada’s leisure carrier will operate a 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft offering a choice of premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from all across Quebec and Eastern Canada, U.S. cities including Boston, Baltimore-Washington, Cleveland, Newark, Las Vegas as well as Delhi and Dubai.

Keith Chin, Chief Executive Officer of the Tourism Development Company of Trinidad and Tobago explains, “We are pleased to learn about Air Canada’s new services between Trinidad and Toronto and we are particularly impressed with the flights conveniently timed to connect to Delhi, India. For over a century, Trinidad and Tobago has enjoyed strong historical, cultural and social links with India, which led to the opening of a representative office in Mumbai in 2011. Our strategy for that market has been to target passengers who travel to the US and Canada for their vacation, which lasts for 2-3 weeks. The new connecting services by Air Canada rouge will facilitate greater engagement and co-operation between India and our twin islands.”

Chin continued: “Along with the other air services currently operating between Canada and Port of Spain, the destination is well-poised to earn a greater share of the leisure market from eastern and western Canada. In the coming weeks and months, the TDC will be hosting product managers from Canadian tour operator companies – including Air Canada Vacations – on familiarization visits to Trinidad & Tobago so that they can get a better understanding of our unique destination and match our product with their various customers.”

Home to the largest Carnival celebration in the Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago is the southernmost Caribbean nation located seven miles east off the Venezuelan coast. Ranked the happiest nation in the Caribbean by the United Nations’ World Happiness Report, in 2013 and 2015, the destination’s distinct and harmonious blend of cultures, eclectic cuisine and environmental treasures continue to attract travelers of all ages to its shores. Birthplace of the limbo and the world famous steelpan, the only acoustic instrument invented in the 20th century, as well as a diverse mix of monthly festivals and events, it’s little wonder that Trinidad is known as the ‘cultural capital of the Caribbean.’ Sister island Tobago offers a quintessential Caribbean vibe with secluded beaches, quaint villages, private villas and award-winning eco attractions. Tobago is home to the largest brain coral in the Western Hemisphere and the oldest protected reserve in the Western hemisphere, The Main Ridge Rainforest. Come and explore Trinidad and Tobago – the true Caribbean!

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