Vacation is calling… in Canada, for travellers from British Coumbia

Montreal, March 8, 2017 – Air Transat invites travellers from British Columbia to discover more of Canada this summer thanks to its direct flights to Montreal, Toronto and Calgary. From May to October, the airline will offer, from Vancouver, daily flights to Toronto, three flights a week to Montreal, and six flights a week to Calgary.

“Canada is becoming an increasingly popular holiday destination, and we are pleased to offer flights that will allow travellers to explore more of it,” says Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “In addition to travelling with the company named Best North American Leisure Airline by Skytrax, Air Transat’s clients will also benefit from our inflight entertainment system and will have the option to upgrade to Option Plus or Club Class.”

Most flights will be aboard a Boeing 737. Air Transat will operate its flights between Vancouver and Calgary on its Airbus A330 aircraft. The flight schedule will be as follows:


Departure days


Every day


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday


Monday, Thursday and Friday


Monday (two flights), Wednesday, Friday and Saturday (two flights)


Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (two flights)

27 transatlantic destinations available to Canadians this summer

Air Transat’s summer 2017 transatlantic flight program offers 27 destinations, now available to a greater number of travellers thanks to its enriched connecting flight service. The airline also recently unveiled a new destination, Tel Aviv in Israel.

From Vancouver, Air Transat will be operating direct flights to Paris, Amsterdam, London, Glasgow and Manchester this summer. Thanks to its connecting flight program, the carrier will further increase access to its wide range of transatlantic destinations – one of the most diversified on the market – by offering clients more choice and flexibility when planning their holidays.  

New! Twelve new destinations in nine countries will be available to travellers from Vancouver:

  • Nice, Marseille and Lyon (France)
  • Lisbon and Porto (Portugal)
  • Athens (Greece)      
  • Lamezia (Italy)    
  • Madrid (Spain)     
  • Birmingham (England) 
  • Brussels (Belgium)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)    
  • Zagreb (Croatia)    

Improved! Also from Vancouver, Air Transat will be increasing the frequency of nine of its flights:

  • Rome and Venice (Italy)
  • London and Manchester (England)
  • Paris (France)
  • Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Amsterdam (Netherlands)  
  • Barcelona (Spain)
  • Dublin (Ireland) 

To learn more about Air Transat’s flight program, visit

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. It also offers domestic and feeder flights out of five Canadian airports. Every year, it carries some three million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 2,500 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2016, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax. In recent years, the carrier has earned multiple distinctions for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Since 2011, it has consistently been ranked number one in North America for energy efficiency, and in the Top 20 worldwide, by the Atmosfair Airline Index. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4662

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