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Tourism Announces Weekly Flights Between Toronto and St. Thomas

The Department of Tourism has announced that Air Canada, Canada’s largest full-service airline, will begin serving the territory later this year. Following a series of meetings between Air Canada and the Department of Tourism, the airline has announced plans to begin flights to the territory from its Toronto hub.
The new service will offer Canadians non-stop flights from Toronto to St. Thomas once weekly on Saturdays beginning Dec. 24 through April 14, 2012. The flights will depart from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 8:30 a.m. and arrive on St. Thomas at 2:15 p.m. Returning flights will depart St. Thomas at 3:15 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 8:30 p.m.
The new flights will be serviced by Air Canada’s Airbus 319-100 aircraft featuring a new cabin interior, 14 executive seats and 106 economy seats, which are now on sale at www.aircanada.com.
“The added airlift created by the new flights represents an increase of more than 2,000 inbound passengers to the territory during the winter months and will help meet the growing demand from one of the destination’s top international markets,” said Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “Since March of last year, the territory has seen more than 6,000 visitors from Canada, and we anticipate growth of at least 20 percent resulting from this new flight.”
The Department of Tourism will support the new service by working closely with Air Canada to launch dedicated marketing initiatives, promotions and in-market events to generate awareness and bookings.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada’s largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with our regional partner Air Canada Express (operated by Jazz only), Air Canada serves over 32 million customers annually and provides direct passenger service to over 170 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world’s most comprehensive air transportation network.

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The Department of Tourism has announced that Air Canada, Canada’s largest full-service airline, will begin serving the territory later this year. Following a series of meetings between Air Canada and the Department of Tourism, the airline has announced plans to begin flights to the territory from its Toronto hub.
The new service will offer Canadians non-stop flights from Toronto to St. Thomas once weekly on Saturdays beginning Dec. 24 through April 14, 2012. The flights will depart from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (YYZ) at 8:30 a.m. and arrive on St. Thomas at 2:15 p.m. Returning flights will depart St. Thomas at 3:15 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 8:30 p.m.
The new flights will be serviced by Air Canada’s Airbus 319-100 aircraft featuring a new cabin interior, 14 executive seats and 106 economy seats, which are now on sale at www.aircanada.com.
“The added airlift created by the new flights represents an increase of more than 2,000 inbound passengers to the territory during the winter months and will help meet the growing demand from one of the destination’s top international markets,” said Commissioner Beverly Nicholson-Doty. “Since March of last year, the territory has seen more than 6,000 visitors from Canada, and we anticipate growth of at least 20 percent resulting from this new flight.”
The Department of Tourism will support the new service by working closely with Air Canada to launch dedicated marketing initiatives, promotions and in-market events to generate awareness and bookings.
About Air Canada
Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Together with our regional partner Air Canada Express (operated by Jazz only), Air Canada serves over 32 million customers annually and provides direct passenger service to over 170 destinations on five continents. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance™, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network.