MONTREAL — Air Canada’s leisure carrier Air Canada rouge is expanding its choice of Caribbean destinations this summer.
Routes previously operated by Air Canada from Toronto and Montreal to Cuba, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Cancun and Tampa will be converted beginning this spring to Air Canada rouge service. Together with its previously announced 2014 summer schedule to Europe, Air Canada rouge plans to operate a total of 44 routes serving 28 popular vacation destinations, including continuation of its summer routes – Athens, Edinburgh and Venice – and new service to Barcelona, Dublin, Lisbon, Manchester, Nice and Rome.
The conversion of additional Caribbean vacation destinations to Air Canada rouge service represents an increase of 22% more seats on these routes to the Caribbean this summer than last. The increase is greatest from Montreal where there will be in an increase of 36% more seats on these routes and 20% more flights than last summer with the introduction of additional flights to Cancun, Port-au-Prince and Punta Cana.
By the end of March 2014, Air Canada rouge’s fleet will include four Boeing 767-300ER aircraft and 13 Airbus A319 aircraft transferred from Air Canada.