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More Caribbean lift: Air Canada debuts Trinidad nonstops, Air Transat launches...

More Caribbean lift: Air Canada debuts Trinidad nonstops, Air Transat launches Santo Domingo

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MONTREAL — Air Transat’s new direct flight between Toronto and Santo Domingo in the D.R. is now in service, operating Sundays until April 30, 2017 using B737-800s.

Santo Domingo is an emerging gateway to the D.R., offering travellers access to the capital city’s beaches, located only a few kilometres by road from the downtown core, and the island’s colonial history.

Air Transat’s program for winter 2016-2017 offers travellers 35 sun destinations, including five in the Dominican Republic: La Romana; Puerto Plata; Punta Cana; Santo Domingo; and Samana.

Meanwhile Air Canada’s new nonstop service between Toronto and Trinidad on Air Canada Rouge has taken flight. This morning’s departure of Air Canada Rouge flight AC1880 marks the beginning of the twice-weekly flights from Toronto to Port of Spain’s Piarco International Airport.

“Air Canada is very pleased to inaugurate this new, year-round service between Toronto and Port of Spain as part of our ongoing global expansion,” said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. “In addition to being a popular vacation destination for Canadians, Canada and Trinidad and Tobago have longstanding ties, with many Canadians of Trinidadian descent visiting friends and relatives, and there are also substantial business ties. This new service will connect conveniently with our extensive domestic and international network through our Toronto-Pearson global hub.”

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Air Canada’s Toronto-Port of Spain flights will operate with a 280-seat B767-300ER featuring two classes of service with 24 Premium Rouge seats and 256 seats in economy class.

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