MONTREAL — Air Canada has introduced twice weekly, non-stop year-round service between Toronto’s Pearson International Airport and Port of Spain’s Piarco International Airport, it was announced last month. Flights will operate with a 280-seat Boeing 767-300ER.
Tuesdays and Thursdays, flights depart Toronto at 8:45am and arrive at Port of Spain at 3:10pm, and depart Piarco International Airport at 4:35pm, arriving at Pearson Airport at 9:25pm.
In other news, Cathay Pacific and Air Canada announced last month that it has finalized an agreement that will enhance travel services for Cathay Pacific customers when travelling within Canada and for Air Canada customers travelling via Hong Kong to Southeast Asian countries, including the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand.
Cathay Pacific and Air Canada customers will be able to book travel to their final destination on a single ticket with through-checked bags, and enjoy reciprocal mileage accrual and redemption benefits. Tickets go on sale Jan. 12, for travel beginning Jan, 19.
Air Canada will offer codeshare services to an additional eight cities in Southeast Asia on flights operated by Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon connecting with Air Canada’s double daily service to Hong Kong from Toronto and Vancouver. Air Canada will place its code on Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights to Manila, Cebu, Kuala Lumpur, Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai.
Cathay Pacific customers will be able to book travel on Air Canada flights connecting with Cathay Pacific’s up to three daily flights to Vancouver and up to two daily services to Toronto from Hong Kong. Cathay Pacific will place its code on Air Canada flights to all major cities across Canada, including Winnipeg, Victoria, B.C., Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna, B.C., Regina, Sask., Saskatoon, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax and St. Johns, NL.
When travelling on these services, members of Air Canada’s loyalty program, Aeroplan, and Cathay Pacific’s travel and lifestyle rewards program, Asia Miles, will be eligible to earn and redeem miles on the above mentioned codeshare routes. Cathay Pacific currently operates double daily flights to Vancouver from Hong Kong.
Beginning March 28, the airline will add three extra weekly services, to its Vancouver schedule. Cathay Pacific also operates 10 weekly flights between Hong Kong and Toronto. Air Canada operates daily non-stop flights year-round from both Toronto and Vancouver to Hong Kong.