MONTREAL, Canada – Air Transat, named the World’s Best Leisure Airline by Skytrax in 2019, unveils an impressive program for the summer of 2020, with more destinations offered from Montreal and Toronto. The airline will operate 150 flights a week to 27 European cities and increase its offering to the South and the United States. Numerous domestic and connecting flights will also benefit Canadian travellers across the country. New summer destinations include Copenhagen, Denmark; Faro, Portugal; and San Diego and New Orleans in the United States.
“The arrival of our Airbus A321neoLRs marks the dawn of a new era for us,” says Annick Guérard, chief operating officer of Transat. “Along with our wide-body fleet, these aircraft help us become more flexible by increasing the options to reach Europe from major Canadian airports. Travellers win big, with more holiday choices and increased frequencies.”
Given its success in 2019, TGV AIR will be back in the summer of 2020. In partnership with SNCF, France’s national rail service, Air Transat offers its clients a one-stop shop allowing them to combine a flight to Paris with rail travel from Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport. Travellers can thus access 18 French cities and Brussels, Belgium. “Our priority is to give tourists choices,” says Guérard. “Many of our customers took advantage of this service this year.”
In the summer of 2020, Air Transat will operate 17 flights a week to Paris from Montreal, three more than in 2019, and will once again offer an exceptional offering to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Toulouse and Basel-Mulhouse.
Most of these French destinations will also be available from Quebec City, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver, thanks to connecting flights. In total, Air Transat will have direct flights to 20 European cities from Montreal. It will also fly to Paris from Toronto five times a week.
Air Transat will operate 24 flights a week to the United Kingdom from Toronto, five more than in 2019, including two daily flights to London in high season. The airline will have five flights to Manchester, England, and five to Glasgow, Scotland, each week. Most of these destinations will be available to travellers flying from Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver, thanks to connecting flights. In total, Air Transat will offer direct flights to 15 European cities from Toronto. It will also operate flights from Montreal to London five times a week.
From Vancouver, Air Transat will fly three times a week to Amsterdam (the Netherlands), Manchester and London. It will also offer 12 flights a week to Toronto and seven flights a week to Montreal, making the majority of its European destinations available to its West Coast customers, thanks to connecting flights.
The airline will operate four direct flights a week to Paris from Quebec City, one more than in 2019. It will also keep its flights from Quebec City to Montreal, thus offering Quebec City travellers access to 16 European cities.
With their unique blends of culture and sun, Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Croatia continue to attract Canadian travellers. That’s why Air Transat will offer 58 flights a week to these Mediterranean destinations from Toronto and Montreal, including one flight to Faro for the first time in the summer of 2020.
Domestic and connecting flights
Air Transat keeps enhancing its domestic flight program for travellers looking for a connecting flight to Europe. From Vancouver, the airline will offer 12 flights a week to Toronto and a daily flight to Montreal. From Calgary, it will fly to Toronto and Montreal four times a week, respectively. In addition, there will be 14 flights a week between Toronto and Montreal, and four between Quebec City and Montreal.