Outstanding Offering This Summer: Montreal-Trudeau Ranks Fourth in North America for Number of Direct Flights to Europe

Outstanding Offering This Summer: Montreal-Trudeau Ranks Fourth in North 
America for Number of Direct Flights to Europe 
MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 02/17/14 --   Aeroports de
Montreal (ADM) is pleased to announce the new air services that will
be available this summer at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau
International Airport.  
Starting in May, travellers will enjoy an unmatched array of flight
options, especially to European destinations. Direct flights will be
available from Montreal to no less than 28 European cities-among them
Prague, for the first time in several years. Montreal-Paris will
remain the best-served international route outbound from Canada, with
up to seven daily flights to either Charles de Gaulle or Orly.
Overall, carriers flying to Europe will be offering 13% more seats
than last year.  
"We are proud to say that this summer, Montreal-Trudeau will rank
fourth among all North American airports for the number of European
destinations served by direct flights, ahead of major hubs like
Chicago and Atlanta," said James Cherry, President and Chief
Executive Officer, ADM.  
He added: "Montreal-Trudeau has definitely become a dynamic hub
linking North America and Europe, in particular French-speaking
European countries, with connecting traffic showing constant growth." 
ADM is confident that travellers will be numerous on both sides of
the Atlantic, and is forecasting solid growth in its passenger
traffic for 2014. Traffic through Montreal-Trudeau was up by 2.1% in
2013, reaching 14.1 million emplaned and deplaned passengers.
International flights (which exclude the U.S. service) accounted for
38% of total traffic, the highest proportion among all Canadian
New carriers, destinations, and frequencies 
On June 3, Montreal-Trudeau will welcome two new carriers: Turkish
Airlines (Istanbul) and Copa Airlines (Panama City). With their
extensively developed networks, they will considerably improve
Montreal's connections to several regions of the world, including
Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and Latin America.  
For the summer season, Air Transat is adding Prague to its roster of
destinations, and will fly to 19 other European cities: Athens,
Basel, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London, Lyon,
Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Paris, Porto, Rome, Toulouse
and Venice.  
Lufthansa is launching a new Montreal-Frankfurt route, with five
flights per week, in addition to its daily flight to Munich. 
New leisure airline Air Canada rouge will be flying to Barcelona,
Nice, Rome and Athens for the first time, while its parent, Air
Canada, has announced increased capacity on its Brussels, Geneva and
London routes.  
Air France, Corsair, British Airways, Swiss and KLM will each offer
the same level of service as last summer.  
Looking at routes to North Africa and the Middle East, Air Algerie
has added capacity to its Montreal-Algiers service. Casablanca,
Morocco, Amman, Jordan, and Doha, Qatar, are the other cities
currently served by direct flights out of Montreal-Trudeau.  
Vacationers flying to the Caribbean will once again be well served,
with a choice of 22 non-stop destinations, while Air Canada rouge
will take over some routes previously flown by Air Canada.  
All in all, this summer Montreal-Trudeau will have direct flights to
112 international destinations (the total including winter-season
destinations is more than 130), ranking it second among Canadian
airports for the number of direct destinations. 
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
For further information on Aeroports de Montreal and its operations,
please visit our website at www.admtl.com. 
Christiane Beaulieu
Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
514 394-7304
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