MONTREAL — At long last, Air Transat has returned to the skies today following a six-month pause in operations due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.
Three commercial flights are scheduled for today, July 30, to mark the airline’s resumption of operations and kick off its summer program: Montreal-Punta Cana, Punta Cana-Montreal, and Montreal-Vancouver. At the height of the summer program, a total of 24 routes to 16 destinations in Canada, the United States, the South and Europe will be available.
On today’s resumption, Annick Guérard, President and CEO of Transat said: “We are thrilled to finally reunite with our travellers and allow them to reconnect with their favourite destinations through our world-renowned travel experience. In preparation for our return, our teams have been working hard to ensure the safety of travellers and facilitate their planning by continuously adjusting our Traveller Care health and safety program and our practical guide on travel requirements.”
Summer 2021 program & new domestic route
To meet travel demand, Air Transat is offering an extensive program of domestic flights between Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver. This includes brand new service between Quebec City and Vancouver, a first for the airline.
The program also allows Canadians to travel to more international destinations via connecting flights from Montreal, Toronto and Quebec City.
Direct flights will gradually operate to the following destinations:
MONTREAL: Cuba (Holguin and Varadero), Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), France (Paris), Haiti (Port-au-Prince), Mexico (Cancun), Portugal (Lisbon) and the United States (Fort Lauderdale and Orlando)
TORONTO: Cuba (Holguin and Varadero), Dominican Republic (Punta Cana), England (London), Mexico (Cancun), Portugal (Porto) and the United States (Fort Lauderdale and Orlando)
QUEBEC CITY: United States (Fort Lauderdale)
In addition, the company will offer a selection of South packages featuring 160 properties and four collections: Luxury, Out of Office, Family and Solo.
Due to evolving travel restrictions, Air Transat may need to modify its flight schedule though travellers can rest assured that they will be eligible for a refund if their travel plans are impacted by major changes. Go to https://www.airtransat.com/en-CA/refunds for more details.
More Airbus aircraft added to fleet
Three new Airbus A321neoLRs have been welcomed to the Air Transat fleet, bringing the total number of these aircraft to 10. Seven ore are expected to be delivered by 2023.
These new generation aircraft have the lowest environmental impact in their class, reinforcing Air Transat’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050.