Rouge to boost Caribbean flights in March

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Air Canada will offer 22% more seats on Caribbean routes from 30 March and 25 October compared to 2013 levels as it transitions more mainline service to Rouge.

The carrier's low-cost subsidiary will operate flights from Toronto and Montreal to destinations in Cuba, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas, Barbados, Haiti, Mexico and Tampa, Florida, beginning in late March.

Rouge operates 142-seat Airbus A319s that were previously in Air Canada's mainline fleet.

Seats on flights between Montreal and the Caribbean will increase 36% this year as Rouge adds flights to Cancun, Mexico, Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Rouge also flies between Montreal and the Cuban destinations of Cayo Coco, Holguin and Santa Clara.The number of these Caribbean flights will increase by 20%, say the carrier.

In addition, Rouge flies from Montreal to Orlando and Las Vegas.

From Toronto, Rouge flies to Cancun, Mexico; Kingston and Montego Bay, Jamaica; Grenada; Nassau, Bahamas; Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Samana in the Dominican Republic; Cayo Coco, Holguin and Santa Clara, Cuba; San Jose and Liberia, Costa Rica and Barbados. Rouge also offers flights from Toronto to Orlando and Las Vegas.

Rouge will now operate 44 routes to 28 cities when the new schedule goes into effect, including European routes that it serves with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft. Rouge flies from Toronto to Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, Manchester and Venice. The airline also flies between Montreal and Athens, Barcelona, Rome and Nice.

Rouge’s fleet will consist of four Boeing 767-300ERs and 13 Airbus A319s by the end of March.