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MONTREAL — Air Transat’s winter 2017-18 flight program covers 36 sun destinations from 22 Canadian cities plus an ever-expanding lineup of European destinations.
New destinations for the winter – Tampa, Florida and San Juan, Puerto Rico – will be available from Toronto and Montreal. “Sun vacations are popular with Canadians every year, which is why Air Transat is thrilled to offer two new destinations this year to quench their wanderlust,” said President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada, Annick Guérard.
“First, we’ll be offering flights to Tampa, a city that is already well-known among Canadian travellers. Tampa boasts lots of great restaurants, not to mention outdoor activities and, of course, beautiful beaches,” said Guérard.
“We will also be flying to San Juan … with its spectacular beaches and picturesque colourful buildings, the island of Puerto Rico will surely appeal to travellers in search of history, culture and relaxation. These new destinations, known as popular ports of embarkation for adventures at sea, will serve as departure points for many new cruise packages.”
Air Transat’s Sun program also includes daily flights to Punta Cana and Cancun from Toronto and Montreal, as well as flights to Cuba from Vancouver. All start earlier this winter, in November 2017.
Air Transat says it has added flights to some of its most popular destinations, increasing them from one to two a week. More flights have been added from Toronto to Managua (Nicaragua), Roatan and Liberia. From Montreal flights to Liberia and San Salvador have been increased.
Following the success of Air Transat’s direct flight to Santo Domingo from Toronto last winter, the Dominican capital will now be available from Montreal as well. Two flights a week to Cayo Coco from Quebec City have also been added. Thanks to its domestic flights between Montreal and Rouyn-Noranda, Air Transat will fly travellers from Abitibi-Témiscamingue to top sun destinations among nine countries in the Caribbean and Central America.
In Ontario, new flights will be offered to Punta Cana from Sault Ste. Marie and to Samana from Ottawa.
In B.C. flight frequency out of Vancouver is increasing to several destinations in Mexico: Los Cabos (two flights), Puerto Vallarta (five flights) and Cancun (three flights). Travellers from Kelowna can now fly to Punta Cana with Air Transat.
To Europe Air Transat has increased its flights to the UK from Toronto with two flights a week to Manchester and Glasgow, in addition to continuing its year-round daily flights to London. A weekly flight to London is also scheduled from Vancouver during the holidays, before the resumption of regular service in April.
To Portugal from Toronto Air Transat will offer four flights a week to Lisbon, one to Porto and one to Faro during peak season.
Daily flights from Montreal to Paris will continue and as of Dec. 17, a weekly flight to Paris will also be available from Quebec City during the holidays and then again as of February.
Out of Montreal Air Transat is also offering two direct flights a week to Malaga on the Costa del Sol in Spain, as well as its weekly flights to Lisbon and Faro, in Portugal.
Air Transat will also continue its domestic flight program between Montreal and Toronto this winter.