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Martinique celebrates first-ever flight from Toronto to Fort-de-France

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  •   04-27-2023  1:01 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Martinique celebrates first-ever flight from Toronto to Fort-de-France
(Martinique Tourism Authority)
Pax Global Media

The Martinique Tourism Authority has announced a new direct flight between Toronto and Martinique with Air Canada. 

This new route builds upon a successful 14-year run of non-stop flights from Montreal.

An overseas department of France in the Lesser Antilles, Martinique is famous for its colourful flora, lush mountains, tropical forests, and stunning coastline — but what really sets it apart is the distinct mix of Creole and French cultures. 

UNESCO has also added the entire island to its World Network of Biosphere Reserves, which promotes biodiversity conservation and sustainable development. 

“This connection between The Isle of Flowers and the Canadian economic capital reinforces the presence of Martiniquein Canada, which is now our second most important market,” said the island's Tourism Commissioner Bénédicte di Géronimo. “I salute the commitment of our key partners such as Club Med, MSC Cruises and The Martinique Aimé Césaire Airport Company (SAMAC) and all partners in the tourism industry in both Martinique and Ontario. This is one more opportunity for our Canadian visitors to discover, taste and share the famous ‘joie de vivre’ that inspires us every day.”

The non-stop, five-hour flight utilizes Air Canada's 137-seat Airbus A220. 

"Air Canada is very pleased to be the leading carrier between Canada and the French Caribbean, and we are exceptionally delighted to add new flights from Toronto to Martinique this winter. This new service complements our year-round flights from Montreal. Martinique is a unique leisure destination renowned for its rich history and culture, outdoor activities and natural beauty. We have optimized connections to and from our Toronto hub to give customers convenient travel options and bring more people to discover Martinique!” said Alexandre Lefevre, vice president, network planning – North America and scheduling at Air Canada. 

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