Air Canada plans to launch a new flight from Toronto to Cartagena on December 18 in response to increased demand during the winter months, the Canadian airline announced this week.
Though this non-stop route will be temporary, being offered through April 9, 2018, the airline will also be increasing the frequency of its already-existing flight to Bogotá.
The flight to Cartagena’s Rafael Nuñez International Airport will be operated by Air Canada Rouge with a weekly departure each Monday on a 136-seat Airbus A139, which will include business class seats. “It is never too early to start planning an escape from the Canadian winter,” said Benjamin Smith, president of passenger airlines at Air Canada.
Smith said he believes Canadians will welcome the direct route to this “nearly 500-year-old city on Colombia’s Caribbean coast” with “prime urban, beach, and adventure tourism.”
The Toronto-to-Bogotá route will be increasing from four times per week to five times per week during the winter to accommodate higher demand. Between the two routes to the Caribbean coast and the capital, “Air Canada will offer the best coverage of the Canada-Colombia market, with the most seats and frequency,” said Smith.
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