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GREATER MONCTON, NB, December 21, 2023 – The Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) and Air Transat kicked off the 2023-2024 sun destinations season today, by celebrating the air carrier’s first direct flight of the season from Moncton to Cancun.

“We are excited that direct flights from Greater Moncton to some popular sun destinations are starting as early as December, which provides more opportunities for travelers who are looking to escape the cold temperatures earlier this season,” said Courtney Burns, President and CEO of the Greater Moncton International Airport Authority. “Sun destination flights are always very popular during the winter at YQM, and we are happy to offer an earlier start to the season this year along with direct flights to some of the most sought-after sun destinations,” she added.

“Our flight program is not just a return to normal; it’s a leap forward,” said Joseph Adamo, Air Transat’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. “Winter 2023-2024 brings a substantial capacity boost, allowing us to enhance our services in the Maritimes. By moving up the start date for certain routes and thus extending our operations period, we’re ensuring our passengers have an abundance of flight options, right at their fingertips.”

Starting on December 21, 2023, weekly Air Transat flights to Cancun will be available every Thursday, and, starting on December 22, 2023, weekly flights to Punta Cana will be available every Friday.

In February 2024, a weekly flight to Varadero will start, as well as flights to Orlando, which are now offered twice weekly. Air Transat departures to sun destinations from YQM will be offered until May 2024 this season.

Visit Air Transat’s official site to view the flight schedule and to learn more about your next vacation.


About Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM)

YQM is a progressive airport and the leading airport in the central Maritimes. 24/7/365 – everyone associated with the airport strives to provide superior air service to passengers traveling all over the world and to the global cargo industry -safe, convenient, efficient, bilingual, and businesslike.

YQM also strives to maximize its contribution to local and regional economic and community development – it currently drives over $665 million of economic activity annually, making it one of the top private-sector economic contributors to New Brunswick’s economy.

Your economy. Your airport.

About Air Transat

Founded in Montreal 35 years ago, Air Transat is a leading travel brand. Its program offers access to international destinations, mainly in Europe, the Caribbean and the East and West coasts of the U.S. Voted Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards, Air Transat is recognized for its excellent customer service. By renewing its fleet with the most energy-efficient aircraft in their category, Air Transat is committed to a more sustainable industry. Based in Montréal with major hubs in Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), it has nearly 5,000 employees with a common purpose of bringing people closer together. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ).

Recent distinctions and awards

  • Named World’s Best Leisure Airline for the fifth time at the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards
  • Among Canada’s Best Employers and Best Employers for Diversity according to Forbes’s ranking


YQM Media relations
Sheila Lagacé, Sr. Corporate Communications Specialist
M: (506) 850-2592

Air Transat Media Relations
Marie-Christine Pouliot
Senior Advisor, Public Relations and Content Marketing