Air Transat is synonymous with Sun to travellers in Western Canada

The airline is strengthening its position as a leader in holiday travel this winter with new flights to Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and Florida

Montreal, July 4, 2019Air Transat is pleased to present travellers in Western Canada with its enriched winter 2019-2020 program for Sun destinations in Central America, Mexico, Florida, the Caribbean and Europe. Named the 2019 World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax, Air Transat will be introducing beachgoers from the Vancouver area to new destinations in Florida, Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. Travellers will have a choice of 20 South and Europe destinations from Vancouver. The most scenic beaches in the South will be accessible to passengers flying out of Calgary, Victoria, Edmonton and Winnipeg as well.

New destinations and more flights to the most popular Sun destinations 

The addition of new Airbus A321neoLRs to its fleet next winter will allow the carrier greater flexibility to offer a wider choice of destinations to travellers. As of December, Air Transat will become the sole company to fly direct from Vancouver to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (two direct flights a week), while also adding departures to Liberia and San Jose, Costa Rica, (two flights a week) as well as a direct flight to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. Along with its new destinations from Vancouver, Air Transat will enhance its flight program from Calgary, adding another direct flight to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, for a total of four direct flights a week.  

Europe in winter

From Vancouver, several of Canadians’ favourite European Sun destinations—such as Faro and Lisbon in Portugal and Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga in Spain—will be readily accessible via Montreal and Toronto. Flying through Toronto or Montreal, passengers will also be able to holiday in London, Glasgow and Manchester in the United Kingdom too, as well as in Paris, France.

Discovering more destinations with domestic and connecting flights

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

From Vancouver: 20 South and Europe destinations

South

Number of flights (during peak season)

Costa Rica

 

Liberia

2 flights a week

San Jose

2 flights a week

Cuba

 

Cayo Santa Maria

1 flight a week via Toronto

Holguin

1 flight a week via Toronto

Varadero

1 flight a week via Toronto

Dominican Republic

 

Puerto Plata

1 flight a week via Toronto

Punta Cana

1 direct flight a week and 3 flights a week via Toronto

Florida

 

Fort Lauderdale

2 direct flights a week

Jamaica

 

Montego Bay, Jamaica

1 flight a week via Toronto

Mexico

 

Cancun-Riviera Maya

3 direct flights a week

Puerto Vallarta

4 direct flights a week

Europe

Number of flights (during peak season)

France

 

Paris

3 flights a week via Montreal

Portugal

 

Faro

2 flights a week via Toronto

Lisbon

2 flights a week via Montreal

Spain

 

Barcelona

1 flight a week via Toronto (until mid-January)

Madrid

1 flight a week via Montreal (as of December)

Malaga

1 flight a week via Montreal

United Kingdom

 

Glasgow

4 flights a week via Toronto

London

5 flights a week via Toronto

Manchester

1 flight a week via Toronto

From Vancouver: domestic flights

Canada

 

Toronto

5 direct flights a week

Montreal

4 direct flights a week

From Victoria: 2 South destinations

Mexico

Number of flights (during peak season)

Cancun-Riviera Maya

1 direct flight a week

Puerto Vallarta

1 direct flight a week

From Calgary: 2 South destinations

South

Number of flights (during peak season)

Mexico

 

Cancun-Riviera Maya

3 direct flights a week

Puerto Vallarta

4 direct flights a week

From Edmonton: 3 South destinations

Mexico

Number of flights (during peak season)

Cancun-Riviera Maya

3 direct flights a week

Huatulco

1 direct flight a week

Puerto Vallarta

3 direct flights a week

From Winnipeg: 4 South destinations

Cuba

Number of flights (during peak season)

Varadero

1 direct flight a week

Dominican Republic

 

Punta Cana

1 direct flight a week

Mexico

 

Cancun-Riviera Maya

3 direct flights a week

Puerto Vallarta

3 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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