Check-in desks at the Costa del Sol airport / SUR

Direct flights between the Costa del Sol and Canada are ready for take-off

Malaga's mayor revealed the news at the World Travel Market in London

PILAR MARTÍNEZ

Malaga Airport will resume direct flights between the Costa del Sol and the Canadian city of Montreal from next month, after the route was suspended as the coronavirus pandemic swept the world.

The Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, announced the news at the World Travel Market (WTM) in London and said that it is a key connection for the city to improve its connectivity with long-distance destinations.

The route to Montreal will be the only direct means of access to the North American market, and De la Torre said the city needs to recover the flights to the United States as soon as possible. “It is a connection that we cannot afford to miss out on. It is key," he said.

Regarding the direct flight with the largest city in Quebec, De la Torre pointed out that the data provided by the airline shows that the connection with Malaga generates even more traffic than the one with Madrid.

Recovering and improving the Costa del Sol's air connectivity is one of the challenges that Malaga City Council is working on and for this reason it has included meetings with airline managers at the WTM.

De la Torre has defended the importance of being more visible and stronger than ever at the World Travel Market. The mayor, together with the head of the Tourism, Rosa Sánchez, has held meetings with various representatives of the British press, including The Times and Daily Telegraph, as well as with operators such as TUI and Jet2Holidays; and with airlines such as Qatar Airways and Aer Lingus.

Mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la Torre, on the city's stand at the WTM. / SALVADOR SALAS