St. John's Airport Authority CEO Keith Collins today announced local travellers will be able to fly on a new airline — Pascan — to a new direct destination — Moncton — from St. John's International Airport.
Starting Oct. 10, the Quebec-based carrier will make daily weekday flights between St. John's and Moncton.
Collins said Newfoundland and Labrador travellers, especially in the business community, have been asking for easier access to New Brunswick. Up until now, he said, travellers have often flown to Halifax from St. John's and rented a car to drive to Moncton.
Pascan has long wanted to expand into Newfoundland. The Moncton and St. John's stops mark the 19th and 20th destination for the airline, formed in 1999.