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Roatan gets another airline

International 15 Jan, 2020 Follow News

Roatan gets another airline

The Honduras tourist hotspot of Roatan has got a new airline visiting. WestJet is celebrating carrying guests for the first time to the snorkelling and diving paradise following last week’s inaugural flight from Toronto.

“With our new seasonal non-stop service guests can now enjoy a superior travel experience when flying to this Caribbean paradise,” said Arved von zur Muelhen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “These flights strengthen tourism ties and are a win for leisure travellers looking to explore Roatan’s beautiful barrier reefs and white sand beaches.”

With convenient access to 14 Caribbean destinations non-stop from Toronto this winter, WestJet’s new service to Roatan is operated on the airline’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring WestJet’s Premium and Economy cabins.

“In the last five years, there has been a 60 percent increase in the number of Canadians travelling to Roatan,” said Alexander Leon, Trade Commissioner, Canadian Embassy for Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua. “Tourism is one of the sectors that most directly and positively affects the well-being of people of the local community. Congratulations to WestJet on opening this new flight from Toronto to Roatán that will bring great benefits to Hondurans and Canadians alike.”

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