2 active alerts.
September 19, 2017 2:00 PM -

Air Transat has launched an evacuation operation to get all its travellers out of the Dominican Republic by sending a total of 8 aircraft to Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Samana. Three aircraft are expected to arrive in Puerto Plata and Samana in the evening today and five in Punta Cana tomorrow morning. The evacuation procedure applies regardless of the return date indicated on the Air Transat ticket.
This operation will allow close to 2 200 passengers to be repatriated.

Here are the details of scheduled flights departing from Puerto Plata and Samana

RESCUE FLIGHT FROM PUERTO PLATA TO MONTREAL AND TORONTO
Date September 19, 2017
Departure from Puerto Plata to Montreal TS1895 20:20 – 00:30
Departure from Puerto Plata to Toronto TS1845 20:35 – 00:45

RESCUE FLIGHT FROM SAMANA TO MONTREAL
Date September 19, 2017
Departure from Samana to Montreal TS1879 20:35 – 00:55

Here are the details of scheduled flights departing from Punta Cana

RESCUE FLIGHT FROM PUNTA CANA TO MONTREAL, QUEBEC AND TORONTO
Date September 20, 2017
Departure from Punta Cana to Montreal TS1419 9:30 – 13:50
Departure from Punta Cana to Montreal TS1641 9:45 – 14:05
Departure from Punta Cana to Quebec TS1287 9:35 – 14:05
Departure from Punta Cana to Toronto TS1833 9:35 – 13:45
Departure from Punta Cana to Toronto TS1829 10:00 – 14:10

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Please note that scheduled flights on September 21 and 22 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled. Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).
The company continues to closely monitor the development of Hurricane Maria.

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.
Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 12, 2017 2:00 PM -

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma, here are the changes to some of our destinations:

Cuba
Our airline operations to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria will be suspended until October 31, 2017. Our operations to Holguin will continue as normal, with a flight scheduled as of this Friday, September 15, 2017. We expect to resume our operations to Varadero as of September 22, 2017.

Dominican Republic and Mexico
To meet the higher demand, we will be increasing the capacity on our flights to the Dominican Republic and Mexico during the months of September and October 2017.

We are currently coordinating all the changes to our bookings following the passage of hurricane Irma. Our teams will contact all customers impacted by those changes. We thank you in advance for your collaboration.

Plan your trip to Fort-de-France

Airfare to Fort-de-France over the next 12 months

The price of flights to Fort-de-France varies from month to month. The chart below highlights the lowest rates you can expect to pay depending on when you travel.

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Air Transat offers flights to Fort-de-France from select Canadian airports. Choose your departure city below to view detailed flight information.

Fort-de-France

Martinique Aimé Césaire International Airport

Flight distance to Fort-de-France 3637 km
Average flight time to Fort-de-France 05H 05MIN
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Fort-de-France: Martinique’s spice- and fruit-scented capital city

The capital of the island that marries Gallic culture with Caribbean customs, Fort-de-France is quaint, feisty and charmingly French. Tropical white sands and waterfront dining make Martinique’s largest city a great point of departure for any holiday here.

Outings

Often called Fort-de-France’s Central Park, La Savane is 12½ acres of tropical greenery, fountains and shaded benches. A highlight is the statue of Empress Josephine holding a locket with a portrait of Napoleon inside. Headless for years, she was vandalized as retribution for the Martiniquais’ belief that she was directly responsible for slavery being brought back to the island to benefit her family’s plantation.

Tourists and locals alike love visiting the Marché aux Épices, the Fort-de-France spice market designed by Henri Pick in the late 19th century. Stallholders wearing traditional island garb preside over mountains of colourful spices, herbs and local flowers.

Sights

Fort-de-France’s most visible landmark, the Bibliothèque Schoelcher is the city’s wildly elaborate Romanesque public library. Named for Victor Schoelcher, who led the fight to free slaves in the West Indies in the 19th century, it was built in France for the 1889 World Expo in Paris, dismantled, shipped to Martinique and reassembled.

Tools, jewels and displays tell the story of the Carib way of life on the island before the arrival of the French (and Columbus before them) at the Musée Départemental de la Martinique.

Food in Fort-de-France

Friendly and elegant, La Baie is run by a native of Brittany who inventively prepares everything from seafood to galettes, deliciously savoury crèpes. Guests dining on the terrace get great views of the park and sea.

Foodies looking for a modern take on the island’s past head to La Plantation, chef Frederic Apiou’s contemporary French restaurant housed in a charming colonial home in Le Lamentin, a Fort-de-France suburb.

To ensure a successful trip to Fort-de-France, read this useful information about travelling to Martinique.

Weather in Fort-de-France can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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