Air Canada resumes flights to T&T in December, but...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 20:00

Air Canada will resume flights to Trinidad and Tobago in December this year, eight years after the airline discontinued its service between Toronto and Port-of-Spain.

But, it will only be temporary, and it is pending approval by the Government.

The airline has announced a slew of new seasonal services, giving Canadians more affordable options when flying to sun destinations for Winter 2016-2017 and Trinidad and Tobago is among them.

The Toronto-Port of Spain flight will launch on December 21st (subject to government approval) with flight AC1880 and will operate twice weekly, departing Toronto, on Wednesday and Friday. 

The service will end for the season on April 21, 2017.

Air Canada stopped flying to T&T on August 31st, 2008, after decades of uninterrupted service.

The airline had said that the record high and rising oil prices back then had made it unprofitable for Air Canada to continue flying to Trinidad. 

The price of oil was US$147 in July 2008.