Norwegian has expanded its North American footprint to include Canada, as the airline’s inaugural flight departed today from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to Guadeloupe’s Point-à-Pître International Airport in the French Caribbean.
The new non-stop service will be followed by flights to Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport on Nov. 1. Both flights will operate three times a week until the end of March 2019, with fares starting as low as C$179 one-way, including taxes.
Canadian transatlantic service: coming soon
Norwegian will also launch its first Canadian transatlantic service with year-round, daily service from Hamilton to Dublin on Mar. 31, 2019. Fares to Ireland start as low as C$249 one-way, including taxes.
“This is an important milestone for Norwegian as we enter one of the world’s most exciting aviation markets, Canada," said Bjørn Kjos, Norwegian’s founder and CEO. "We believe our low fares matched with our high quality and award-winning service will be very popular among Canadian travelers, as it has been with American travelers for the past five years. We are now the only airline to connect the French Caribbean with both Canada and the United States, as well as French Guiana, which is also launching this week."
Connecting the Caribbean
French Guiana will be served from both Guadeloupe and Martinique. Winter seasonal service from Martinique to Cayenne - Félix Eboué Airportwill launch on October 31 and operate four times per week. Flights from Guadeloupe to Cayenne will launch on November 1. Launch fares from both islands start as low as C$174, one-way, including taxes.
“For Canadians and especially Quebeckers, the islands of Guadeloupe represent a paradise destination they would like to visit at least once in their life. We are thrilled about Norwegian’s new route from Montreal to Pointe-à-Pître as they will contribute to realize this dream. We are looking forward to welcoming more Canadians to our archipelago,” said Willy Rosier, General Director for the Guadeloupe Islands Tourism Board.
Karine Mousseau, Commissioner, Martinique Tourism Authority, added:
“The Martinique Tourism Authority welcomes the new service by Norwegian between Montréal and Fort-de-France. This service, which also opens an extension to French Guiana, is an exceptional opportunity to develop traffic from Montreal. The vibrant culture of Martinique, its culinary treasures, its Grand Rums, diverse activities, breathtaking landscapes and its legendary hospitality make Martinique a destination of choice for our Canadian guests. With a 49% growth already registered for the upcoming season, the Canadian market is more than ever a priority for Martinique.”