New Airline at Montreal-Trudeau: Turkish Airlines to Connect Montreal and
Istanbul Starting June 3, 2014
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 11/26/13 -- Aeroports de
Montreal (ADM) is pleased to announce that Turkish Airlines, named
Best Airline in Europe for 2013 by Skytrax, will begin operating out
of Montreal-Trudeau airport starting this June 3. A Star Alliance
member, Turkey's main carrier will offer three regular weekly flights
to Istanbul's Ataturk Airport, on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Turkish Airlines will use Airbus A330-300 aircraft with a capacity
for 28 passengers in business class and 261 in economy. Tickets are
on sale now.
"We enthusiastically welcome Turkish Airlines, a very popular carrier
among travellers, and with one of the most developed international
networks anywhere," said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer
He added: "Montreal will now be connected year-round by direct flight
with Istanbul, one of the most exciting cultural capitals, and
Ataturk Airport, among the most dynamic air traffic hubs."
In addition to serving 42 domestic centres, Turkish Airlines flies to
and from some 200 international destinations in more than 100
countries. Ataturk Airport is its chief connection hub with Asia,
Africa, the Middle East, Europe (mainly the Balkans) and the
Commonwealth of Independent States. Located 15 kilometres west of
central Istanbul, the airport is experiencing astounding growth,
having welcomed 45 million passengers in 2012, or 20% more than the
Because of its membership in Star Alliance, Turkish Airlines will
benefit at Montreal-Trudeau from Air Canada's network, as well as
those of United Airlines and US Airways, for connections to other
points in Canada and to the United States.
About Aeroports de Montreal
ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management,
operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel
international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in
1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head
office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt
certified since 2008.
For further information on Aeroports de Montreal and its operations,
please visit our website at www.admtl.com.
Source: Christiane Beaulieu
Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
Tel.: 514 394-7304
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