St. George, 07 November 2022
The Grenada Tourism Authority is pleased to announce the return of Air Canada and Sunwing Airlines who both resumed service to Maurice Bishop International Airport from Toronto Pearson Airport.
Air Canada has a twice-weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays and Sunwing Airlines, also on Sundays.
Official welcome ceremonies were held for each carrier at the VIP Government Lounge, at Maurice Bishop International Airport. Both flights were at almost full capacity.
Grenada has been experiencing a surge in air traffic with new and returning flights and will see further added capacity from Europe in the coming weeks.
Petra Roach, CEO of the Grenada Tourism Authority. “The Canadian market is our fourth largest market with an average length of stay of 12 days. Arrivals from that market were significantly impacted as Canada was one of the last markets to fully open back up for travel. We are pleased that the Canadian government has now relaxed restrictions on non-vaccinated Canadian citizens to travel. Our team in Canada has been working diligently with travel advisors and tour operators on exciting co-op campaigns and incentive schemes and feedback from operators is that future loads are quite healthy.”
Speaking at the arrival ceremonies, Minister for Infrastructure and Physical Development, Public Utilities, Civil Aviation and Transportation, the Honourable Dennis Cornwall stated, “At this time when the convenience of travel is a pivotal factor to attracting international visitors, the resumption of direct service from Canada is critical as we continue to rebuild from the pandemic.”
The Minister further stated, “To effectively meet the present and future travel demand for Grenada we have taken on a major refurbishment project at the Maurice Bishop International Airport and travelers can expect to see improvements which include resurfacing and expansion of the airstrip to facilitate a more spacious landing for aircraft and increasing visibility by adding lighting to the landing point.”
For 2023, seat capacity from Canada will be 27,745 which represents a 52% increase over 2019.