The St. Vincent and the Grenadines Tourism Authority (SVGTA) says it welcomes Air Canada’s decision to increase service and offer year-round Air Canada Rouge non-stop flights from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to the Argyle International Airport.
Weekly Thursday flights resume on Oct. 25, 2018 and will continue on a year-round basis. A second weekly flight will be operating on Sundays during the peak winter travel season, between Dec. 16, 2018 and April 28, 2019.
The flights are operated using Air Canada Rouge’s A319 aircraft, with a capacity of 136 seats
”Air Canada is pleased to offer increased frequency and year-round service to St. Vincent and the Grenadines beginning this winter. Our decision is based on the strong performance of this route when we launched it last year and we are proud to be the first North American carrier to serve the islands,” said Mark Galardo, Vice President, Network Planning, Air Canada, according to an SVGTA press release
This is the second year the airline has offered non-stop flights since the opening of the Argyle International Airport on February 2017, and the first-time offering year-round to Canadian travellers. These flights are already available on sale through www.aircanada.com or through a preferred travel agent.
“We are very excited to have such a recognized partner in Air Canada Rouge for the year-round non-stop flights,” said Glen Beache, CEO of SVGTA.
“In opening Argyle International Airport last year, and now offering year-round flights out of Toronto for the first time, we look forward to welcoming even more Canadians travellers to St. Vincent and the Grenadines.”
The SVGTA says it will host a series of road shows later this month in Canada, to offer more information on the flights as well as destination activities and accommodations. The road shows in Canada will be the third leg of “DiscoverSVG” road shows being undertaken in the destination’s main tourism source markets.
A delegation from the SVGTA headed by CEO of the Authority Glen Beache is in the United Kingdom for the road shows in that market.
The delegation also includes Chairman of the Board of Directors Bianca Porter, Marketing Officers Natasha Anderson and Jamali Jack as well as representatives from local hotels.
They joined Barbara Mercury and Gracita Allert of the SVG London Tourist Office, for events with travel trade personnel in London, Brighton and Birmingham.
The DiscoverSVG Road Shows will continue from Sept. 24 to Sept. 28 in Canada, where events will be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Oakville, Kingston, Ottawa and Montreal.
The United States leg of the road show will run from Oct. 1 to Oct. 4t with events in New York, Philadelphia, Connecticut and Boston.
The SVGTA says it will also extend the road shows to the Caribbean market during November, which is also celebrated across the region as Caribbean Tourism Month.