Posted February 06, 2018 08:00:15With the country’s capital Mexico City flying to San Diego and San Francisco to San Jose, Canada’s largest cities have changed from their traditional route into a one-stop trip for some travellers.
A Delta flight from Montreal to Montreal was cancelled Monday morning after a change in the Canadian capital’s altitude caused a delay of an hour.
Delta spokesperson Melissa Laffey said the change in flight was due to a change to the runway and the pilot’s decision to divert from Montreal’s airport.
The airline says Montreal will fly to Montreal via Montreal-Beauport, Quebec.
A similar flight from Edmonton to Edmonton will be diverted to Calgary via Calgary-Caldwell, Alberta.
“We’ll continue to operate a number of flights to the Canadian city and we’ll continue working with our customers to ensure we have the capacity to support all destinations in Canada as well as the destinations in Mexico,” Laffery said.
“It’s just a bit of a dramatic change that we’re seeing as Canada goes from a one stop to a two stop trip.”
“If you’re in Canada, it’s probably the safest, most comfortable way to travel, particularly on long, straight routes,” Lattre said.
“You can go anywhere in the world.”
The airline’s new route is for passengers who can’t get into Mexico on one of the countrys four major routes.
“The airport and the airport infrastructure is really strong here, but it’s still a bit challenging to get into and out of,” said Ryan Lattré, a Canadian-born Canadian who lives in Toronto and works in Toronto’s airport, as he boarded a flight from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport to Mexico City.
“If it’s too crowded or it’s not convenient, I think it’s a better choice to stay in the airport and then go to Mexico,” he said.
Mexico City is Canada’s biggest city, with a population of almost 21 million people.
It is home to the country of more than 100 million people and a bustling city of more 100 million.
In its first stop, Montreal is scheduled to fly to New York City on Sunday, followed by New York on Monday and then back to Montreal on Tuesday.