Montreal, July 4, 2018 — Air Transat is pleased to invite Canadians to discover Portugal’s charms. The country’s architectural gems, idyllic beaches and delicious port wine are easily accessible this summer, thanks to Air Transat’s flight program and its departures from Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec City.
More than ever, Air Transat is raising the bar with the frequency of its summer flights to Lisbon and Porto. The airline is offering 13 direct flights weekly from Toronto and Montreal as well as 17 connecting flights that will make it easy for travellers who live in the Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec City areas to visit Portugal.
Canadians can travel to Portugal year-round with Air Transat. Visiting the land of peixe (fish) gives travellers a chance to discover Lisbon, Europe’s sunniest capital, with its trendy bars, gothic architecture and numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites. To the north lies the ever‑evolving Porto, with its famous wine. The city’s industrial past and rich history make it a captivating destination for tourists.
For people who are more into beaches, golf or watersports, the Algarve to the south is an exceptional destination. Portugal’s sunniest region is filled with ochre cliffs and turquoise waters, endless stretches of sandy beaches and secluded coves. It has back‑countries made up of historic villages and fortified cities for people to explore. In short, the Algarve is a great place to get away from it all.
Portugal travel tips
Transat invites anyone curious to know more about Lisbon to discover the city through the eyes of Marie-Ève, a flight attendant at Air Transat with a passion for travel. Marie‑Ève’s unique attachment to the Portuguese capital makes her the ideal guide. She brings us to the heart of the Bairro Alto, one of the most vibrant districts, and introduces us to Lisbon’s bluesy fado music at Senhor Vinho. After a gastronomical visit to the Time Out Market and a surfing lesson at the spectacular beaches of Cascais, Marie-Ève takes us to the Casa Pasteis de Belem, home of the very best pastéis de nata, Lisbon’s famous egg tartlets.
To find out more about other travellers’ personal experiences, readers are invited to check out Experience Transat, a blog by and for globetrotters eager to explore new places.
lights to Portugal: options abound
This summer, Air Transat will be offering five weekly departures from Montreal to Lisbon and four to Porto. From Toronto, flights will be departing daily for Lisbon and five times a week for Porto. Finally, people in Vancouver, Calgary and Quebec City can travel to both Portuguese cities thanks to connecting flights in Toronto and Montreal. It should be noted that from January to April, the airline will offer flights to Faro, in the Algarve, a popular sun destination for long or short stays.
Air Transat also has a multi-destination option, allowing travellers to land in one European city and return from another at no extra cost. This opens up a range of itinerary possibilities and lets people combine several destinations, such as Lisbon and Porto, without having to backtrack.
All Europe-bound passengers are in for an unparallelled inflight experience with Air Transat, named Best North American Leisure Airline six years in a row. The cabin comfort, free hot meals on transatlantic flights, including in Economy Class, personal entertainment system accessible via individual touch screens or Air Transat’s mobile app as well as an attentive crew are just some of the reasons why flying Air Transat is so enjoyable.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 4.5 million passengers every year. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development.
Contact: Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor - Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 7020