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MONTREAL — New routes and destinations, more Florida flights and increased connectivity to Europe are just some of the features in store for Air Transat’s winter 2019-2020 flight program.
Effective Nov. 1, the program will include over 30 Sun destinations as well as several European regions, not to mention the addition of Air Transat’s new Airbus A321neoLR aircraft.
“Bringing our Airbus A321neoLRs into our fleet in winter 2019-2020 will give us greater flexibility, which will help us reinforce our leadership in Quebec, strengthen our presence in Ontario and return in force in the Canadian West,” said Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat.
NEW ROUTES & DESTINATIONS
Guérard added that the carrier will be adding new destinations and routes out of several regions in Canada, including two direct flights per week, starting in November, from Montreal to New Orleans. This will make Air Transat the only airline to offer a direct flight between the two cities.
In the West, Air Transat will refocus a significant portion of its operations on Vancouver, becoming the only carrier to serve Fort Lauderdale, with two direct flights a week. In addition, the airline will offer new flights to San José and Liberia, Costa Rica (two flights a week), and reintroduce a direct flight to Punta Cana.
In Ontario, the carrier will increase its presence with a new direct flight to Puerto Plata from London. There’ll also be a new direct flight to Santa Clara, Cuba from Hamilton, as well as an additional direct flight to Punta Cana for a total of two direct flights a week.
FLORIDA, D.R. & MEXICO
Florida, the Dominican Republic and Mexico continue to be major focal points. From Florida, daily direct flights will now be offered from Montreal during peak season, while Quebec City will see increased frequency with five direct flights a week.
Air Transat will add an additional direct flight to Puerto Plata out of Montreal, for a total of five direct flights per week. Punta Cana will also benefit from an additional direct flight out of Hamilton for two direct flights per week, in addition to existing daily direct flights out of Montreal and Toronto.
To Mexico, the airline will offer an additional direct flight to Puerto Vallarta out of Calgary, for a total of four direct flights a week, in addition to its daily direct flights to Cancun/Riviera Maya from Montreal and Toronto.
Beginning in winter 2019-2020, Air Transat will fly year-round to Madrid and Malaga, Spain out of Montreal, as well as out of Toronto and Vancouver through connecting flights, in addition to its daily direct flight from Montreal to Paris.
Out of Toronto, there’ll be two weekly direct flights to Glasgow and Manchester, year-round. Air Transat will also extend the flight season until mid-January for Barcelona (two flights per week) and Rome (two direct flights per week), in addition to offering daily flights to London, United Kingdom.
DOMESTIC & CONNECTING FLIGHTS
Air Transat’s domestic flights program, which connects several Canadian cities, will offer a wider choice of transatlantic destinations through connecting flights. The carrier will continue its daily flights between Montreal and Toronto, in addition to its seven direct flights a week between Vancouver and Toronto and its three weekly direct flights between Montreal and Vancouver.