Air Transat is synonymous with Sun to travellers from Quebec

Carrier strengthens its position as a leader in holiday travel this winter ith new flight to New Orleans and year-round service to Spain

Montreal, July 4, 2019Air Transat is pleased to present travellers from Quebec with its enhanced Sun destinations program for winter 2019–2020, including the southern United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America and South America, and Europe. The lineup includes a brand-new destination, New Orleans, Louisiana, available as of November with twice-weekly direct service. Named the 2019 World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax, Air Transat will become the only carrier to offer direct flights from Montreal to this festive destination.

With new Airbus A321neoLR aircraft added to its fleet in time for winter operations this year, Air Transat will have greater flexibility to offer travellers a broader range of destinations. The company will feature a total of 42 South and Europe destinations out of Montreal, and 13 out of Quebec City.

On the Europe front, the carrier will now serve Spain’s Costa del Sol year-round, with direct service to Malaga from Montreal (two flights a week), and will also fly to Madrid starting in December (two direct flights weekly).

New Sun destinations

Air Transat will put increased focus on Florida travel this winter, continuing its Orlando service (three direct flights per week) and adding frequency to Fort Lauderdale, with direct flights now available daily out of Montreal during the peak season. The carrier will also boost frequency on its Quebec City–Fort Lauderdale route, offering five direct flights a week.

Also out of Montreal, Air Transat will be enriching its Dominican Republic program with one additional direct flight each week to Puerto Plata (for a total of five direct flights a week), as well as adding another flight to Montego Bay, Jamaica (four direct flights per week). Cuba will be more accessible for travellers flying out of Quebec City, with the addition of direct service to Holguin, for a total of two direct flights weekly.

Europe in winter

In addition to the Costa del Sol and Madrid in Spain, Air Transat will continue serving Portugal this winter, with direct flights to Lisbon. It will also maintain its daily direct service between Montreal and Paris. And beginning in mid-December, residents of the Quebec City region will enjoy twice-weekly direct service to the French capital.

Discovering Canada and Europe with domestic and connecting flights

Air Transat’s domestic flights, which link some major Canadian cities, will allow Quebecers to explore other regions in Canada as well as transatlantic destinations accessible via connecting flights.The airline will continue its daily direct flights between Montreal and Toronto, and three direct weekly flights linking Montreal and Vancouver.

From Montreal – 42 South and Europe destinations

South

Number of flights (in peak season)

Caribbean

 

Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe

2 direct flights a week

Port-au-Prince, Haiti

2 direct flights a week

Montego Bay, Jamaica

4 direct flights a week

Fort-de-France, Martinique

2 direct flights a week

Saint-Martin/St. Maarten

1 direct flight a week

Central and South America

 

Cartagena, Colombia

2 direct flights a week

San Andres, Colombia

1 direct flight a week

Liberia, Costa Rica

2 direct flights a week

San José, Costa Rica

2 direct flights a week

Roatan, Honduras

2 direct flights a week

Rio Hato, Panama

2 direct flights a week

El Salvador, Salvador

1 direct flight a week

Cuba

 

Cayo Coco

4 direct flights a week

Cayo Largo

2 direct flights a week

Cayo Santa Maria

4 direct flights a week

Havana

1 direct flight a week

Holguin

5 direct flights a week

Varadero

Daily direct flights

Dominican Republic

 

La Romana

2 direct flights a week

Puerto Plata

5 direct flights a week

Punta Cana

Daily direct flights

Samana

3 direct flights a week

Santo Domingo

1 direct flight a week

Mexico

 

Acapulco

1 direct flight a week

Cancun / Riviera Maya

Daily direct flights

Cozumel

1 direct flight a week

Puerto Vallarta

3 direct flights a week

 

United States

 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Daily direct flights

Orlando, Florida

3 direct flights a week

New Orleans, Louisiana

2 direct flights a week

San Juan, Puerto Rico

1 direct flight a week

Europe

Number of flights (in peak season)

France

 

Paris

Daily direct flights

Italy

 

Rome

2 flights a week via Toronto (until mid-January)

Portugal

 

Faro

1 flight a week via Toronto

Lisbon

2 direct flights a week and 2 flights a week via Toronto

Porto

1 flight a week via Toronto

Spain

 

Barcelona

2 flights a week via Toronto (until mid-January)

Madrid

2 direct flights a week

Malaga

2 direct flights a week

United Kingdom

 

Glasgow

2 flights a week via Toronto

London

7 flights a week via Toronto

Manchester

3 flights a week via Toronto

From Montreal – Domestic flights

Canada

Number of flights

Toronto

Daily direct flights

Vancouver

4 direct flights a week

From Quebec City – 13 South and Europe destinations

South

Number of flights (in peak season)

Cuba

 

Cayo Coco

2 direct flights a week

Cayo Santa Maria

2 direct flights a week

Holguin

2 direct flights a week

Varadero

3 direct flights a week

Dominican Republic

 

La Romana

1 direct flight a week

Puerto Plata

1 direct flight a week

Punta Cana

4 direct flights a week

Samana

1 direct flight a week

Florida

 

Fort Lauderdale

5 direct flights a week

Orlando

2 direct flights a week

Mexico

 

Cancun / Riviera Maya

4 direct flights a week

Puerto Vallarta

1 direct flight a week

 

Europe

 

Paris, France

2 direct flights a week

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one leisure airline. It flies to some 60 international destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe, offers domestic and connecting flights within Canada, and carries some 5 million passengers every year. 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 certification in 2018 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. Based in Montreal, it has 5,000 employees.

Recent distinctions and awards

  • Named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards

  • Voted Best Tour Operator and Favourite Overall Supplier at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media

  • Voted Best Airline and Best Tour Operator at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec

  • Ranked among Canada’s Best Employers and first among airlines on Forbes magazine’s list

 

Informations: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor Transat, 514 987-1616, ext. 4076, MarieAnnick.Lalande@transat.com

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