Transat Announces Summer Flight Schedule From Ontario, BC & Alberta
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Air Transat has announced its 2020 summer flight program for Ontario, as well as British Columbia and Alberta.
Out of Ontario, the airline will offer 95 direct flights a week from Toronto to Europe, the South and the United States. This includes a new direct flight to Faro, Portugal -- a first in the summertime.
For its BC/Alberta program, TS will have 12 direct flights a week from Vancouver to Europe and Mexico. What's more, Air Transat says it will continue to optimize its flights within Canada to provide travellers in Vancouver and Calgary with even more options to visit Europe via connecting flights.
Last year marked the arrival of Air Transat's first Airbus A321neoLRs. The airline says that combining these aircraft with Air Transat's wide‑body fleet gives it more flexibility. It means more flights to Europe, the South and the United States, in addition to connecting flights from major Canadian airports.
Highlights of the Ontario program include (scroll down to see highlights of the BC/Alberta program):
European destinations still a priority
The new TS program features 14 weekly flights to London (England), up from nine a week in summer 2019. There will be five direct flights a week to Manchester, Dublin, Glasgow and Paris.
Options will also abound for Italy, with seven direct flights a week to Rome, two to Venice and one to Lamezia. Travellers will find eight weekly departures for Portugal: four to Lisbon, three to Porto and, for the first time in summer, a direct flight to Faro, in the Algarve.
Finally, TS will fly direct three times a week to Barcelona, Zagreb and Athens, and four times to Amsterdam.
Year-round beach getaways
TS will offer a total of 30 weekly flights from Toronto to eight South destinations: six direct flights a week to Cancun; four direct flights to Varadero, three to Cayo Coco and Santa Clara and two to Holguin; two direct flights to Montego Bay; as well as one direct flight to Puerto Plata and five to Punta Cana.
During peak season, travellers will also find two direct flights a week to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando.
More European destinations via Montreal
Air Transat has also increased its number of flights from Toronto to Europe with connecting flights through Montreal to Basel-Mulhouse, Bordeaux, Brussels, Lyon, Madrid, Malaga, Marseille, Nantes, Nice, Prague and Toulouse. New to the roster: Air Transat will fly twice a week to Copenhagen from Montreal.
Each week, there will be 16 departures from Toronto to Montreal, 12 to Vancouver and four to Calgary.
Highlights of the BC/Alberta program include:
European destinations still a priority
Air Transat's new program features three direct flights a week from Vancouver to Amsterdam (Netherlands), London (England) and Manchester (England).
Air Transat has also increased its number of flights from Vancouver to Europe with connecting flights through Toronto and Montreal. This means access to popular European destinations like Amsterdam (Netherlands), Barcelona (Spain), Copenhagen (Denmark), Lisbon (Portugal) and many more.
From Calgary, travellers will have access to 23 European destinations via Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal.
Direct flights to explore Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Air Transat will offer three direct flights a week from Vancouver to Puerto Vallarta.
Domestic flights to explore Canada
Each week, there will be 12 flights between Vancouver and Toronto and a daily flight between Vancouver and Montreal.
From Calgary, Air Transat will fly once a week to Vancouver and four times a week to Toronto and Montreal.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
An observer and analyst of the Canadian and international travel industries for over 25 years, Bruce uses the pre-dawn hours to prepare a daily news and information package to keep industry members up to date.