MORE FLIGHTS AND DESTINATION CHOICES Air Transat announces programme for summer 2017
MORE FLIGHTS AND DESTINATION CHOICES Air Transat announces programme for summer 2017
Air Transat has announced its 2017 transatlantic flight program, offering 27 European destinations that will be accessible to a greater number of travellers thanks to its new connecting flights.
Air Transat is optimizing its direct flight programme to France, the UK, Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Croatia, while maintaining its flights to the Netherlands, Switzerland, Belgium and Czech Republic.
“Air Transat is committed to making Europe accessible to the greatest number of Canadian travellers, which is why we are proud to enhance our flight programme yet again this year,” says Annick Guérard, president and general manager of Transat Tours Canada.
“We stand out by offering one of the most diverse transatlantic portfolios on the market, so it was important to expand our programme to offer our clients greater flexibility when it came to planning their vacations.”
Increasing flights to France, the UK and the Mediterranean
Air Transat strengthens its flight programme to France and the UK, where it has been present for nearly 30 years, offering direct flights several times a week to a wide variety of cities.
Flights to Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Nice, Nantes, London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham will be mainly operated by Airbus A330s as of next spring.
Air Transat also offers a multi-destination flight option, making it possible to land in one European city and return from another, at no extra cost — a simple and affordable way to discover even more destinations during each trip.
Air Transat’s enriched programme to France also includes an increase in flight frequency on the popular Montreal-Paris route (one additional flight, for a total of 14 direct flights a week) as well as on the Montreal-Marseille route (one additional flight, for a total of five direct flights a week), which is the ideal gateway to a holiday in Provence.
There will also be an increase in frequency in some of its flights to Mediterranean destinations, such as Italy, Greece, Spain and Portugal, popular for short and long holidays, as well as for cruises. Flights will be added to these routes:
· Montreal-Athens (three direct flights a week)
· Montreal-Venice (three direct flights a week)
· Montreal-Barcelona (five direct flights a week)
· Montreal-Madrid (two direct flights a week)
· Montreal-Malaga (two direct flights a week)
· Montreal-Porto (two direct flights a week)
· Montreal-Lisbon (four direct flights a week)
· Toronto-Athens (three direct flights a week)
Central Europe and Ireland still in the spotlight
For those who wish to discover Central Europe, flight frequency on the Toronto-Zagreb and Montreal-Prague routes, two new additions to the transatlantic programme, will increase to twice a week.
And finally, Air Transat will offer an additional flight between Toronto and Dublin, for a total of three flights a week and maintain one flight a week from Montreal.
Europe for everyone with an expanded connecting flight programme
Building on the success of its connecting flights, which it has been operating for three years, Air Transat strengthens its programme by inaugurating two new routes — in addition to increasing the frequency of some of its existing flights — making all of its transatlantic destinations available to travellers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City.
During peak season, Air Transat will offer:
· Daily flights between Montreal and Toronto
· Daily flights between Vancouver and Toronto
· Four flights a week between Calgary and Toronto
· Five flights a week between Quebec City and Montreal
· Two flights a week between Vancouver and Montreal (new!)
· Three flights a week between Ottawa and Montreal (new!)
Air Transat was voted Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards in July 2016 and a recent survey of Quebec consumers by Protégez-Vous placed Transat third, after Porter and KLM, among the top customer-oriented airlines.
You will visit the following 7 places:
The Netherlands is a small, densely populated country, a land of colourful tulip fields and canals, sophisticated cities and some of the most striking coastline in Northern Europe. The people, language, and culture of the Netherlands are referred to as "Dutch". At the head of the state sits the country's constitutional monarchy, whose palaces dominate many of the larger cities, including The Hague and the gorgeous capital city, Amsterdam. Its small size, welcoming attitude to travellers and many wonderful sights make it a unique and fairly easy to discover destination and a great addition to any European trip.
Croatia is an Eastern European country with a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Ranking the 18th most popular tourist destination in the world, Croatia is blessed with a wealth of natural riches, boasting almost 2000km of rocky, indented shore and more than a thousand islands, many blanketed in luxuriant vegetation. Even during the heavily visited months of July and August there are still enough off-the-beaten-track islands, quiet coves and stone-built fishing villages to make you feel as if you’re visiting Europe at its most unspoiled.
Spain – one of Europe’s most top travel destinations for its fantastic beaches, islands, UNESCO World Heritage sites, stunning and diverse countryside, buzzing nightlife, delicious cuisine and world-famous fiestas! The country is a friendly, multicultural society dedicated to building curious minds, positive attitudes and creative spirits. With great beaches, fun nightlife, many cultural regions and historic cities, Spain makes a great destination for any kind of trip.
Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. It has a rich, unique culture, lively cities and beautiful countryside. Its rolling interior is perfect for exploring on foot, by kayak, by bike or even on horseback – though a large part of the country’s charm comes from languorous days on the beach, dining on fabulously fresh seafood and kicking back with a beer to watch the sunset over the Atlantic. It is also a developed country with an advanced economy, a high living standard, being also the 11th most peaceful country in the world.
Greece, also known since ancient times as Hellas, is a country located in southeastern Europe. The country has one of the longest histories of any country, and is considered the cradle of Western civilization, having been the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, the Olympic Games, Western literature, historiography, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, and Western drama, including both tragedy and comedy. Athens, its busy capital, retains ancient landmarks including the 5th-century-B.C.E. Acropolis citadel and Parthenon temple. Greece is also known for its beaches, from the black sands of Santorini to the party resorts of Mykonos. Furthermore it's a geographically appealing place to visit, with a mountainous mainland and idyllic island beaches!
Ireland is an island in north-western Europe which has been divided politically since 1920. Most of the island is made up of Ireland (the Republic of Ireland). The remainder is Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. An uncommon geological richness and the warming effect of the Atlantic produce an astonishing diversity of terrain on this lovely island, which is splashed throughout with lakes and primeval bogland. Ireland also adds further interest to the landscape through the sacred associations of so many of its physical features.
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for over twenty years. It received 83 million visitors in 2012, although these figures are highly skewed by the number of people who frequent the country for the weekend, particularly to visit Disneyland Paris, Europe's most popular visitor attraction. All these people come to France for many a reason: its cities contain some of the greatest treasures on the continent, its countryside is prosperous and well-tended and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions. France is one of the most geographically diverse countries in Europe, containing areas as different from each other as urban chic Paris, the sunny French Riviera, long Atlantic beaches, the winter sports resorts of the French Alps, the castles of the Loire Valley, rugged Celtic Brittany and the historian's dream that is Normandy. The country seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour chalked on the board. France citizens enjoy a high standard of living, and the country performs well in international rankings of education, health care, life expectancy, civil liberties, and human development.