Montreal, May 6, 2014 – Last night, Air Transat celebrated the first departure of the new Toronto-Marseille flight at Toronto-Pearson Airport with a festive nautical theme.
The new service to Marseille is scheduled from May 5 to October 20, 2014, with departures from Toronto every Monday. This new destination is the 20th to be offered in Europe by the air carrier via direct service from Toronto. Direct flights rid travellers of the stress related to international connections, delays and missed flights, and allow them to spend more time vacationing.
Marseille and Provence more accessible than ever
France’s oldest port city and the Notre-Dame de la Garde cathedral are known the world over. Marseille represents Mediterranean lifestyle at its best with its famous bouillabaisse and pétanque; it’s also the gateway to Provence de Pagnol, where you can discover Avignon and its famous bridge, as well as picturesque cities like Nîmes and Arles, and taste Côtes-du-Rhone wines. This famed region of France is even more accessible with Air Transat’s new direct flight!
Explore Provence with Transat Holidays
Transat Holidays offers travellers who wish to visit Marseille and Provence several new vacation options, including the 9-day Marseille, Nice & Aix-en-Provence package, which explores the historical port of Marseille, and the wealth and beauty of Monaco and Eze. It also gives travellers a dose of Provençal culture, history and gastronomy in Aix-en-Provence. Transat Holidays also offers a range of à la carte accommodation in Marseille and surrounding cities.
Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries that distributes products in over 50 countries.