After more than three months of shutdown, Tunisair resumes service to Montreal, Canada, as of Saturday, June 27. This resumption was announced on Monday evening by Khaled Chelly, Tunisair’s director for North America on Radio Canada International.
“The resumption will take place as of the 27th at a rate of three flights per week: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Last year we were at four flights. But the Covid crisis has had a strong impact on demand. We are, however, ready to add a fourth weekly flight if demand arises,” Chelly said.
“Tunisair has been serving Canada via a direct route for the past four years. The first direct flight was made on June 16, 2016. We operate flights throughout the year, going from two to three and then to four weekly flights,” he said.
Tunisia has decided to reopen its borders as of 27 June. Foreign tourists will be welcomed in the same way as Tunisians living abroad.
“”We are an open and touristy country and tourism is a very important sector. We think there will be a lot of tourists on board our planes,” Khaled Chelly explained.
The conditions of access to the Tunisian territory should be specified by the Prime Minister in a speech, the Tunisair official added.
“We are expecting a speech from the Prime Minister today which will detail the conditions of access to Tunisian soil. The conditions will be different. We will be more flexible with tourists,” he said.