The Government of the French Islands of Saint Pierre & Miquelon proposed the idea. The Islands are only 18 miles from Canada (Newfoundland) but are a territory of France. Local currency is the Euro and the wines are fine!
Air Saint-Pierre flies ATR’s from FSP (LFVP) to several Canadian cities. It’s 170 miles east to YYT vs. 850 miles west to Montreal YUL where a connection is available to Air France only to overfly those 850 miles again on the way to CDG.
YYT was a stop on AC’s YHZ-LHR ‘767 service until 2006 then replaced with a YYT-LHR A-319 in summer 2007. Also, Astraeus has come and gone with a YYT-LGW service so I’d be surprised if YYT could support a CDG route even with the extra traffic out of Saint-Pierre.
Kiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8626 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3811 times:
Quoting GhYHZ (Thread starter): so I’d be surprised if YYT could support a CDG route even with the extra traffic out of Saint-Pierre.
I'd be surprised too - IIRC correctly the population of St Pierre et Miquelon is approx 7000 so even if every single islander made an annual visit to France ( pretty unlikely , IMHO ) that would be fewer than 135 pax per week
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FlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7428 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 3590 times:
Quoting Jetsetter629 (Reply 2): the population of Saint Pierre & Miquelon, the population is only 6,125, hardly justifying a flight to CDG!
"Air Saint Pierre" flight PJ1124 offers already a very easy connection at YUL 2 x Weekly on Tuesday and Saturdays with AF 344 from CDG to Saint Pierre et Miquelon.
Passengers arriving at YUL on AF344 are immidiately transfered to the Air St Pierre flight. They don't have to go thru the Canadian immigration formalities and their luggages are also transferred directly without any customs inspection.
This service suits perfectly the needs for the terrritory.