PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. (Dec. 24, 2010) -The Palm Beach International Airport welcomed the inaugural Air Canada
nonstop flight from Montreal, Canada this week. Flying an Airbus 319, Air Canada will transport 120 passengers (14
executive class and 106 economy) on its weekly Sunday service to and from Montreal and Palm Beach International
This is the first non-stop flight from Montreal to The Palm Beaches. The flight will depart Montreal on Sundays at
4:30 pm and touchdown in West Palm Beach at 7:50 pm. The return flight will leave Palm Beach International Airport
at 8:45 pm and arrive the next day in Montreal at 12:10 am.
"This new nonstop service available through Air Canada provides a great incentive for Canadians from Quebec to
come and discover The Palm Beaches," stated Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of the Palm Beach County
Convention & Visitors Bureau. "The Palm Beach International Airport executive team and Sophie Gaeta, the Senior
Director of Airlift Development for the CVB, have done a tremendous job attracting new service to our area, which is
vital to our county's tourism industry."
"We're thrilled at the opportunity to offer more international travelers- particularly those from our northern
neighbors in Canada- than ever to our destination through our award-winning Palm Beach International Airport," said
Airport Director Bruce Pelly. "Visitors to our destination are always pleasantly surprised at the stress-free experience
at PBI, particularly those traveling internationally, and we're confident that our new Air Canada passengers will also
appreciate the experience our airport provides, as they will their entire stay here in The Palm Beaches."
"Air Canada is very pleased to offer the only non-stop flight between Montreal and Palm Beach, Fla., one of the most
desirable destinations for Canadians seeking respite from winter. The flight, which provides customers the choice of
Executive or Economy Class, plus other amenities such as our personal In-flight Entertainment System available at
every seat on the aircraft, will complement our daily non-stop service between Toronto and Palm Beach. Air Canada
is the leading airline between Canada and Florida, offering the most non-stop service with 178 flights each way every
week between Canada and a total of seven destinations in Florida," said Marcel Forget, Vice President of Network
Planning at Air Canada.
Air Canada is Canada's largest full-service airline and the largest provider of scheduled passenger services in the
Canadian market, the Canada-U.S. transborder market and in the international market to and from Canada. Tickets
may be purchased at or by calling toll-free 1-888-247-2262.
Media Contact:
Carli Smith/Palm Beach County CVB Maria Hayworth/Hayworth Creative PR
About Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Palm Beach County Convention and Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Palm Beach
County, Florida. Tourism is Palm Beach County's leading industry, generating a direct annual economic impact of $2.8 billion
in the local economy, producing $23 million dollars in bed-tax revenue and lodging sales of approximately $623 million.
Tourism employs over 50,000 people in Palm Beach County.
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