What has for years been a Porter Airlines stronghold will soon be getting scheduled, ski season visits from Canada’s flagship carrier as Air Canada introduces new, four times weekly service between Toronto and the Upper Laurentian ski resort region of Mont-Tremblant.
Air Canada Express will fly their 74 seat Bombardier Q400 aircraft non-stop from Pearson International Airport in Toronto starting December 18th until March 30th. Seats will go on sale this week and one way fares, including all taxes will start at $159. Flights have been scheduled to easily connect with incoming U.S., European and United Kingdom flights to accommodate international visitors as well as Canadians looking for a ski break in Eastern Canada.
Since 2007, Porter Airlines has operated seasonal flights and vacation ski packages to Mont-Tremblant from Toronto’s Billy Bishop (Toronto Island) Airport and seemed to have a firm grasp on the destination but welcomes the competition. After all, it’s their market to lose. In 2010, Porter added summer service to Mont-Tremblant and it has remained a fruitful, year-round destination for the growing airline.
With Porter’s one way fares starting at $140, the only advantage Air Canada may have in the market is the passenger’s accumulation of Aeroplan points and the route’s connectivity through Pearson Airport for out-of-towners. No matter the airline you choose, it’s about the destination, and Mont-Tremblant will surely welcome the new service and all those it brings with it.