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RETRANSMISSION/Starting April 25: Montreal, the Only North American City to Be Connected to Tunis by Direct Flight

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/14 --

Editors Note: 2 photos for this release will be available on the Canadian Press picture wire via Marketwired.

Aeroports de Montreal (ADM) is pleased to confirm that Tunisian airline Syphax will launch regular direct service between Montreal-Trudeau and Tunis-Carthage airports this April 25. This will make Montreal the only North American city connected to the Tunisian capital by direct flight. Tunis now joins four other North African and Middle Eastern destinations served year-round from Canada exclusively via Montreal-Trudeau: Casablanca (Morocco), Algiers (Algeria), Amman (Jordan) and Doha (Qatar).

"Following the recent announcements of the arrival of Turkish Airlines (Istanbul, Turkey) and Copa Airlines (Panama), this third addition for 2014 clearly illustrates Montreal-Trudeau airport's vitality as it seeks to strengthen its positioning as a hub connecting Europe/North Africa/the Middle East with the Americas," said ADM President and Chief Executive Officer James Cherry.

The new weekly Montreal-Tunis flight, about 7 1/2 hours in duration, will be aboard an Airbus A-330-200 with a total of 277 seats-250 in economy class and 27 in business class. The flights will depart on Friday evenings.

Montreal-Trudeau serves some 130 destinations by direct flight, ranking it second among Canadian airports in this area. This summer, Montreal will be offering direct flights to 28 European centres. Focused on the Atlantic, for essentially geographic and demographic reasons, Montreal-Trudeau's air services reflect the specific needs of the Montreal community.

About Syphax

Founded in 2012 by Mohamed Frikha and based at Sfax Thyna airport in Tunisia, Syphax carried some half a million passengers in 2013. Its network now comprises Paris, Rome, Brussels, Belgrade, Istanbul, Jeddah, Benghazi and Tripoli.

For further information on Syphax, visit its website at web www.flysyphax.com.

About Aeroports de Montreal

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000 and BOMA BESt certified since 2008.

For further information on Aeroports de Montreal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.

To view the photos associated with this press release, please visit the following links:

Photo 1: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/syphax_sf.jpg

Caption 1: Syphax Airlines inaugural flight receiving a Water Salute from Aeroports de Montreal Fire Service yesterday end of day

Photo 2: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/syphax_piste.jpg

Caption 2: Montreal-Trudeau airport becomes the first North American city with a direct flight to Tunis

Christiane Beaulieu
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