MONTREAL, Sept. 28, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, named the 2018 World's Best Leisure Airline, is pleased to announce it will be adding Split, Croatia, to its transatlantic flight program. Starting in the summer of 2019, the airline will offer a weekly direct flight to this city, known for its picturesque beaches on the Adriatic Sea.
"Tourism has seen incredible growth in the Balkan Peninsula, which many now rank among the top European destinations," explains Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. "We've seen great interest in Croatia since we started flying there in 2016. That's why Air Transat is proud to be meeting this demand even better by upping its offer to three direct flights from Toronto, including two to Zagreb," she adds. "And thanks to our connecting flights from Montreal and Vancouver, more travellers can now discover Croatia's second-largest city."
"Split will amaze Canadian travellers eager for something new," explains Gari Cappelli, Minister of Tourism of Croatia. "Not only does it boast a rich heritage, with a UNESCO‑declared historic centre that dates back to the Roman Empire, but its location makes it the perfect gateway to the islands of the Adriatic Sea and Eastern Europe."
Travellers will be able to start booking flights to Split shortly. Details on Air Transat's flight program for summer 2019 will soon be announced.
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
SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.
Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4076