With Air Transat, France is more accessible than ever this summer

Montreal, July 26, 2018 — Air Transat, named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, is thrilled to offer a wide array of flights to travellers looking to discover France this summer. In addition to daily flights to Paris year-round, Transat offers service to Lyon, Nice, Marseille, Nantes, Bordeaux and Toulouse summer after summer. With a total of 46 direct flights a week from Canada, in addition to 89 connecting flights, Transat stands out in the French market—where it has been present for 30 years—with its high flight frequency.

France’s rich history is evident in its thousands of attractions, including stately castles, magnificent vineyards and multitude of renowned monuments. The never-ending list of things to see and do has something for all types of travellers. Air Transat also offers a multi-destination flight option, making it possible to land in one city and return from another at no extra cost. This advantage multiplies the itinerary possibilities and lets travellers combine several destinations without having to backtrack. A holiday in France’s chic, gastronomic capital of Lyon can therefore be combined with a getaway to Nantes, an ancient port city known for its history and emerging effervescent community of young artists.

France travel tips

Transat invites anyone curious to know more about France to check out Experience Transat, a blog by and for globetrotters eager to explore new places. Experience Transat is filled with cool finds, ideas for visits and activities, and inspiring stories. For instance, discover the top things to do in La Rochelle and its neighbouring island, Ile de Ré, located along the easygoing, idyllic western coast of France, or explore Angers in the beautiful Loire Valley.

Flights to France: options abound

This summer, Air Transat offers five direct weekly flights from Montreal to Marseille, four to Lyon and Toulouse, three to Nantes and Bordeaux and two to Nice, in addition to daily service to Paris.

Paris is also served by flights from Toronto (five direct and three connecting), Vancouver (three direct and 13 connecting), Quebec City (three direct and six connecting) and Calgary (nine connecting), while flights to Lyon, Nice, Nantes, Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulouse are available with a connection in Montreal.

Moreover, all Europe-bound passengers are in for an unparallelled inflight experience with Air Transat, named World's Best Leisure Airline in 2018. The cabin comfort, attentive crew and

personal entertainment system available via individual touch screens or Air Transat’s CinePlus A mobile app are just some of the reasons 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.

Recent distinctions and awards (2017-2018)

  • Named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
  • Ranked by Atmosfair among the world’s Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency
  • Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  • Voted Best Airline at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec


Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 7020