Europe is more accessible than ever with Air Transat - New domestic flights will offer travellers greater flexibility

MONTREAL, Feb. 14, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, Canada's leading holiday travel airline, is pleased to announce that it will be adding new domestic flights this summer, making Europe that much more accessible to travellers from Calgary, Vancouver and Quebec City. In fact, they will now have access to more than 10 new European destinations, thanks to Air Transat's connecting flights via Montreal and Toronto.

"For more than 30 years, Air Transat has been the preferred holiday travel airline for Canadians flying to Europe," says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. "Our domestic flights are very popular with travellers, as they offer more choices and the flexibility to easily plan their dream vacations to Europe. This allows us to reinforce our position as leader in the transatlantic market, because a greater number of travellers are choosing the unique experience of flying with Air Transat to Europe."

New European destinations from Western Canada and Quebec
Travellers from the greater Calgary area will be happy to learn that they will now have access to 23 destinations in Europe with Air Transat, including eight new ones via Montreal: Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes and Toulouse (France); Brussels (Belgium); and Madrid and Malaga (Spain). Moreover, additional flights will be added to popular destinations via Montreal or Toronto, such as Lisbon and Porto (Portugal), Barcelona (Spain), Rome (Italy), Athens (Greece), Paris (France), Dublin (Ireland), and London and Glasgow (United Kingdom).

From Vancouver, three new destinations via Montreal will be added to our summer 2018 program: Nantes, Toulouse and Malaga. Therefore, travellers from Vancouver will be able to choose from a total of 25 regions to explore.

And lastly, travellers from Quebec City will now be able to visit Madrid and Nice via Montreal, in addition to enjoying more flights to Paris, Bordeaux, Brussels and Prague (Czech Republic).

Let's not forget that Air Transat passengers will also be able to benefit from multi-destination flight options, making it possible to land in one European city and return from another, at no extra cost – a simple and affordable way for Canadians to discover even more destinations and get the most out of each trip.

More opportunities to discover Canada with Air Transat
Not all travellers had the chance to visit Canada from coast to coast on its 150th anniversary. That's why Air Transat will be inaugurating a new route between Calgary and Montreal and offering three flights a week during peak season. Flights will also be added between other major cities, such as between Montreal and Quebec City (it will now have four flights a week), and Toronto and Vancouver (it will now have six flights a week).

In addition, those who fly with Air Transat will be able to experience quality service on board, which has led to its recognition as the best leisure airline in North America by Skytrax. With Air Transat, vacations start even before passengers reach their destinations, thanks to the attentive crew, on-board comfort and upgrades to Option Plus and Club Class. Families will also be treated to special perks, such as priority check-in and boarding, as well as the Kids Club, which makes flying fun for mini-globetrotters.

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 nearly 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2017, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline for the sixth 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.


SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.

Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4076

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