TORONTO, Ontario October 2, 2018 – The St. Lucia Tourism Authority announced, in a media release today, that Air Canada is adding a non-stop flight, from Toronto (YYZ) to St. Lucia (UVF), this fall.
The additional Toronto flight, operated by Air Canada Rouge, commences on Wednesday, October 31. The Canadian national airline has increased its total frequency to four weekly flights from Toronto to St. Lucia, then commences daily service, on December 25, to the island. The new flight schedule features non-stop service on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday.
Starting on Friday, December 21, Air Canada will also add another non-stop flight, (YUL), from Montreal to St. Lucia, employing its mainline, brand new 737-max aircraft.
The larger aircraft increases the airline’s total seat capacity by 24 percent and 57 percent in full season. The Montreal-based flight will operate once a week, every Friday, and the company has also extended its season, flying non-stop from Montreal to St. Lucia, until April 26, 2019.
“Canada is St. Lucia’s 4th largest travel market. These new, non-stop flights, from Toronto and Montreal, significantly contributes to our tourism growth and the marketing efforts of the Saint Lucia Tourism Authority,” said Acting Chief Executive Officer, Tiffany Howard.
“We continue to record advancement in stay-over arrivals from Canada; the new direct service will provide more opportunities for Canadians to explore our beautiful island.”
An exclusive 12-page insert was created for Air Canada’s in-flight magazine, enRoute, to launch the new non-stop service.
And a 30-second, in-flight commercial on St. Lucia — which can be seen on all Air Canada and Air Canada Rouge aircraft during the month of October — will accompany the insert.
It was also announced in the release that couples, who book and pay for a trip to St. Lucia, by October 31, with Air Canada Vacations, or through a travel agent, will receive a $300 deduction per person, on packages, inclusive of flight, hotel and transfer.
“This is a saving of up to $600 per couple, when booking St. Lucia, from November 1, 2018 to April 30, 2019,” the release noted.
One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, St. Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago.
The “Helen of the West Indies,” the island is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes.
Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Soleil Saint Lucia Summer Festival.
St. Lucia’s wide range of accommodations include world-class, five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. The country is also home to world class cruise and yachting facilities, and is recognized as one of the leading wedding and honeymoon destinations worldwide.