TS Unveils Winter 2017/2018: New Destinations TPA, SJU
Air Transat will fly to 36 sun destinations from 22 Canadian cities this winter, as well as to several popular European destinations.
New for winter 2017-18 are Tampa and San Juan, with flights from both Toronto and Montreal. Thanks to increased capacity on many of its flights and the introduction of 10 new routes, TS says it will give more travellers the opportunity to escape winter.
“Sun vacations are popular with Canadians every year, which is why Air Transat is thrilled to offer two new destinations this year to quench their wanderlust,” says Annick Guérard, President and GM of Transat Tours Canada.
“First, we’ll be offering flights to Tampa, a city that is already well-known among Canadian travellers. Tampa boasts lots of great restaurants, not to mention outdoor activities and, of course, beautiful beaches.
“We will also be flying to San Juan, one of the oldest cities in America. With its spectacular beaches and picturesque colourful buildings, the island of Puerto Rico will surely appeal to travellers in search of history, culture and relaxation. These new destinations, known as popular ports of embarkation for adventures at sea, will serve as departure points for many new cruise packages.”
Daily flights to PUJ and CUN from YYZ and YUL, as well as those to Cuba from YVR, will begin earlier this year, in November.
TS says that in recent years Canadian travellers’ interest in Central America has grown, which is why it has added flights to some of its most popular destinations, increasing them from one to two a week. More flights have been added from YYZ to MGA, RTB and LIR; while from YUL, flights to LIR and SAL have been increased.
Following a successful introduction of a direct flight to SDQ from YYZ last winter, the Dominican capital will now be available from YULl. From YQB, two flights a week to CCC will now be offered. Thanks to its domestic flights between YUL and YUY, TS will fly travellers from Abitibi-Témiscamingue to their desired destinations among nine countries in the Caribbean and Central America.
In Ontario, new flights will be offered to PUJ from YAM and to AZS from YOW.
In British Columbia, travellers in and around Vancouver will see an increase in flight frequency to several destinations in Mexico: SJD (two flights), PVR (five flights) and CUN (three flights). Travellers from YLW will now have the opportunity to fly to PUJ.
On the European front TS will increase its flights to the United Kingdom from YYZ by now offering two flights a week to MAN and GLA, in addition to continuing its year-round daily flights to LGW. A weekly flight to LGW is also scheduled from YVR during the holidays, before the resumption of regular service in April.
Travellers in search of some sun will be able to get away to Portugal from Toronto, with four flights a week to LIS, one to OPO and one to FAO during peak season.
Winter or summer, CDG remains a popular destination, and TS will continue to offer daily flights from YUL. As of 17DEC, a weekly flight to CDG will be available from YQB during the holidays and then again, as of February.
Travellers from Montreal looking to get away will be able to do so thanks to TS’s two direct flights a week to MAL on the Costa del Sol in Spain, as well as its weekly flights to LIS and FAO.
Lastly, TS will continue its domestic flight program between YUL and YYZ this winter, making more transatlantic destinations available to travellers from these cities thanks to connecting flights.