MONTREAL — Air Transat’s 2018 transatlantic schedule has more direct flights to the UK, France, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Croatia, the Netherlands, Belgium and the Czech Republic, with a total of 27 Europe destinations, accessible from cities across Canada via its feeder flights program.
Air Transat is moving up the start dates of its flights by a few weeks and also extending the season further into fall.
“Air Transat has been proudly helping Canadians explore Europe for 30 years now, and in summer 2018 we’ll be giving even more of them the opportunity to do so, thanks notably to increased use of Airbus A330 aircraft on these routes,” says Annick Guérard, President and General Manager, Transat Tours Canada.
“We’ve always made sure to present a varied transatlantic product offering for travellers so that they can easily plan the vacation of their dreams, and next year will be no exception: our 2018 portfolio is one of the most diversified on the market.”
Guérard says Air Transat is strengthening supply to the UK and France with several flights per week to a variety of cities.
Passengers travelling to Glasgow, Manchester, Amsterdam, Dublin, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Bordeaux, Toulouse, Brussels, Lisbon, Malaga, Madrid, Prague, Rome, and Barcelona will fly on A330s kitted out with personalized inflight entertainment options on individual touchscreens.
With the multi-destination flight option, Air Transat passengers can land in one Europe city and take off from another, at no extra charge.
Air Transat’s France program now includes return flights from Quebec City to Paris, four times weekly, plus flights from Montreal (13 flights weekly), Toronto (five flights weekly) and Vancouver (three flights weekly).
Other France cities also served by the airline include Marseille (five direct flights weekly), Lyon (four direct flights weekly) and Toulouse (three direct flights weekly), along with Nantes, Bordeaux and Nice (two direct flights weekly to each city), all from Montreal.
Meanwhile from Toronto to the UK there are direct flights London (nine per week), Glasgow and Manchester (five weekly flights to each city) and Birmingham (once a week). London will be accessible via Montreal as well, with three flights weekly.
Air Transat is also boosting service to Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal, with extra frequency on the following routes:
- Montreal–Athens (three direct flights weekly);
- Montreal–Venice (three direct flights weekly);
- Montreal–Barcelona (five direct flights weekly);
- Montreal–Madrid (two direct flights weekly);
- Montreal–Malaga (two direct flights weekly);
- Montreal–Porto (two direct flights weekly);
- Montreal–Lisbon (four direct flights weekly);
- Toronto–Athens (three direct flights weekly);
- Toronto–Lisbon (four direct flights weekly).
To Central Europe, Air Transat will maintain its Toronto–Zagreb and Montreal–Prague city pairs, with twice-weekly flights. Following what is calls “a hugely successful summer 2017 launch”, Air Transat will also continue its service to Tel Aviv with two direct flights per week from Montreal, enhanced by a weekly feeder flight out of Toronto.
Air Transat’s feeder flights program, introduced three years ago, is being maintained, making a wider choice of Europe destinations available to travellers from across Canada, including six flights a week between Montreal and Toronto; six flights a week between Vancouver and Toronto; five flights a week between Calgary and Toronto; three flights a week between Vancouver and Montreal; and two flights a week between Quebec City and Montreal.