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MONTREAL — After resuming operations on July 23, Transat has unveiled its winter program, featuring flights to dozens of destinations as well as packages to hundreds of hotels in the South and Europe.
The news comes a week after Transat announced the cancellation of all flights from Western Canada to south and U.S. destinations for the winter season.
Despite these cancellations, Transat will still be operating flights to over 40 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, the United States, Europe and Canada during the height of the winter season. Plus, travellers can choose from a selection of packages to more than 320 hotels, all with added peace of mind thanks to Transat’s flexible booking options and ‘Traveller Care’ program.
“Even though the entire tourism industry has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the desire to go abroad for a change of scenery and for new discoveries is still very much alive in travellers,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer of Transat. “That is why we are delighted to present them with our enhanced offer. Now, more than ever, this program of more than 40 destinations allows us to redesign our future one step at a time and to renew our mission, which is to brighten the everyday of our passengers.”
WINTER FLIGHT SCHEDULE
Direct flights from Montreal: Colombia (Cartagena); Costa Rica (Liberia, San José); Cuba (Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Havana, Holguin, Santa Clara, Varadero); the United States (Fort Lauderdale, New Orleans, Orlando); Guadeloupe (Pointe-à-Pitre); Haiti (Port-au-Prince); Honduras (Roatan); Jamaica (Montego Bay); Mexico (Acapulco, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta); Martinique (Fort-de-France); Panama (Rio Hato); Puerto Rico (San Juan); the Dominican Republic (La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, Santo Domingo); St. Maarten (Philipsburg); and El Salvador (San Salvador).
Direct flights from Toronto: Colombia (Cartagena); Cuba (Cayo Coco, Cayo Largo, Holguin, Santa Clara, Varadero); the United States (Fort Lauderdale, Orlando); Jamaica (Montego Bay); Honduras (Roatan); Mexico (Cancun, Puerto Vallarta); Panama (Rio Hato); the Dominican Republic (La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana); and St. Maarten (Philipsburg).
Direct flights from Quebec City: Cuba (Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santa Clara, Varadero); the United States (Fort Lauderdale, Orlando); Mexico (Cancun); and the Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana).
Direct flights to the most popular destinations in Florida, Mexico and the Caribbean are also scheduled from Halifax, Hamilton, London, Moncton and Ottawa.
Direct Europe flights from Montreal: Spain (Malaga), France (Paris) and Portugal (Lisbon).
Direct Europe flights from Toronto: Portugal (Faro, Lisbon, Porto) and the United Kingdom (Glasgow, London, Manchester).
Travellers from Quebec City will be able to fly direct to France (Paris) during the holidays.
To open the door to more international destinations and enable travel throughout Canada, Air Transat will also operate domestic flights between Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.
In addition, to complement its range of flights, Transat is also highlighting its attractive hotel offer, featuring more than 320 properties grouped under its four collections —Luxury,Distinction, Family and Solo — to suit all tastes and budgets. Hotels in the United States and Europe are also on the program.
PEACE OF MIND
Subject to changes in demand and travel restrictions, Transat may have to modify its flight schedule. However, to reassure travellers, it is extending its ‘Book with peace of mind’ offer, applicable to all new flight bookings, until Aug. 31, 2020. This offer allows passengers to change their travel dates or destination – or both – at no charge up to 24 hours before departure. In the event of a cancellation, they will obtain a travel credit that will be fully transferable and have no expiry date.
The Here Comes the Sun Promo also includes extra flexibility on new bookings of South packages made by Sept. 11, 2020. It features perks like Transat’s Price Drop Guarantee, a reduced deposit of only $100, and Option Flex, which allows travellers to cancel or change their booking at no charge or to transfer their package to a friend or family member.
Transat will continue to apply the strict health and safety measures of its Traveller Care program at check-in, during boarding, on board and at destination. In addition, a practical guide for travellers containing all the information they need has been created to accompany them at every step of their trip.