Air Transat debuts its Winter Program with 26 South Destinations

MONTREAL, September 9, 2022 - Air Transat, named the world's best leisure airline in 2021 by Skytrax, is gradually launching its 2022-2023 winter program to the South, offering Canadian vacationers a wide selection of 26 dream destinations, including the Caribbean, the Pacific coast of Mexico, the Antilles, Latin America and Florida.

"We are pleased to kickstart the winter season with such a strong program. Continuously attuned to the needs of our clientele, we’ve noticed a significant interest in adult-only properties and in the beautiful city of Havana. We are therefore quite proud to present these two additions today. We've been at the heart of Canadian travellers’ vacation plans for almost 35 years now; it's a genuine honour for us to help them create unforgettable memories with their loved ones, or by themselves. Whether it's absolute relaxation, cultural discoveries, wild adventures, or even all three, I'm convinced that our program will fulfill every single one of their needs," says Joseph Adamo, Transat's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer.

Back to Havana

Among the highlights of the 2022-2023 winter program, Air Transat will return to Havana after a three-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

Starting December 19, direct flights will be offered from Montreal three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

A bespoke collection for a kid-free holiday

This year, Air Transat is introducing its new R&R 18+ Collection for travellers that need a break from the daily grind in some of the most refined resorts in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic and St. Martin.

These nine hand-picked hotels, all rated 4.5 or 5 stars, exclusively cater to adult guests. They will enjoy outstanding service along with top-notch facilities, in addition to a multitude of privileges*: access to a Balinese bed, an aromatherapy basket, a dinner on the beach, entry to the hydrotherapy circuit and even a tasting (wine, rum, tequila or coffee depending on the destination). Nothing is left to chance to guarantee travellers a most relaxing and peaceful stay.

* Subject to availability. Some privileges are offered only once per stay.

4 extra collections

In addition to its new R&R 18+ Collection, Air Transat also offers travellers four other collections, each with tailor-made services:

33 hotels offering a sophisticated, palace-like life where every single wish is accomplished. New this year:

  • La Casa de la Playa by Grupo Xcaret
  • Secrets Bahia Mita Surf & Spa Resort
  • Secrets Moxche Playa del Carmen


39 hotels with family-friendly facilities, including several with water parks. New this year:

  • Dreams Karibana Cartagena Golf & Spa Resort
  • Melia Puerto Vallarta
  • Dreams Dominicus La Romana Resort & Spa
  • Dreams Flora Resort & Spa
  • Melia Caribe Beach


48 hotels to enjoy a stay in the sun with no extra charge. New this year:

  • Paradisus Los Cayos
  • Valentin Cayo Cruz
  • Breathless Montego Bay
  • Breathless Soul Cancun
  • Secrets Moxche Playa Del Carmen
  • Be Live Collection Canoa
  • Emotions by Hodelpa Puerto Plata


13 hotels to work efficiently from a distance, with your feet in the sand. All information is now available online.

Two trips in one: Duo packages to Cuba and Colombia

Air Transat offers the opportunity to experience a destination in two vastly different yet complementary ways thanks to its innovative Duo packages. Indeed, travellers can combine cultural immersion and beach relaxation in a single trip of seven days or more.

In Cuba, vacationers land directly in Havana to wander the colourful streets of the bustling Cuban capital before transferring to the white sandy beaches of Varadero for a few days prior to returning to Canada. In Colombia, travellers start their stay in the beautiful colonial city of Cartagena and end it on the heavenly island of Barú for a bit of rest and relaxation.

The advantages of Option Flex

Air Transat offers its customers two flexibility solutions with Option Flex.

With Option Flex Standard, travellers who booked South and Europe packages can cancel or change their travel dates, destination or hotel and obtain a travel credit up to 72 hours before departure for a fee of $89. Option Flex Extra allows them to cancel or change their travel dates, destination or hotel up to 24 hours before departure and receive a travel credit or refund for a fee of $149. In both cases, it is also possible to transfer the package to a friend or family member up to 30 days before departure.

About Air Transat

Founded in Montreal 35 years ago, Air Transat is a leading leisure travel brand. Voted World’s Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, it flies to international, transborder and Canadian destinations, striving to serve its customers with enthusiasm and friendliness at every stage of their trip or stay, and emphasizing safety throughout. It is renewing its fleet with the greenest aircraft in their category as part of a commitment to a healthier environment, knowing that this is essential to its operations and the magnificent destinations it offers. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ). To find out more, visit

Recent distinctions and awards

  • Best Leisure Airline for the 12th consecutive year at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  • World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards (¨2017, 2018, 2019 and 2021)
  • Named to Forbes World’s Best Employers list


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Marie-Ève Vallières, Advisor, Public Relations & Marketing, Transat -

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