In a press release published on June 16, 2021, the Canadian company Air Transat announced its winter 2021-2022 program, including two new destinations in Florida. As of November 1, Air Transat will offer flights to nearly 50 destinations, including direct flights from Montreal to Fort Myers and Miami, Florida.
In addition to the two new destinations in Florida, the Montreal-based airline will return to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. With winter temperatures in the mid-1970s, Florida destinations draw Canadians looking to escape freezing sub-zero temperatures at home.
Florida is a popular winter destination
Speaking of the addition and consolidation of its destinations in the United States, Air Transat President and CEO Annick GuÃ©rard said:
âWe know that our customers are eager to travel, whether to visit loved ones or to get away from it all, and we are sure to meet this strong and pent-up demand with the rich variety of destinations we offer this winter. In addition, by adding Miami and Fort Myers to our program, we are consolidating our position in the United States, a popular sun destination for Canadian travelers.
Miami is a vibrant cosmopolitan city that attracts visitors from all over the world. At the same time, Fort Myers will appeal to Canadians seeking a relaxing vacation on the calm sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast.
Air Transat will serve eight Canadian cities
Air Transat said to help quench Canadians’ desire to travel, it would offer direct flights from eight Canadian cities: Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Halifax and Moncton.
From Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Air Transat will offer direct flights to the following countries: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Martinique, Panama , Puerto Rico, Saint-Martin, El Salvador and the United States.
From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), passengers will be able to travel non-stop to Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, St. Martin and the United States -United.
From Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), Air Transat will offer seven flights to Cuba, the United States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. To help Canadians travel within the country and to enable international connections, Air Transat says it will also operate domestic flights between Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.
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Air Transat flights to Europe
Regarding flights between Canada and Europe, Air Transat announces that it will gradually add direct flights from Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to France, Portugal, Spain and Italy. There will also be European flights from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to the United Kingdom, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland and Italy, and from Quebec Jean Lesage International Airport. (YQB) to Paris Charles de Gaulle airport (CDG) in France.
In its statement, Air Transat said if the situation should change due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Transat customers would be eligible for a refund.
Specializing in vacation travel and offering vacation packages, Air Transat is the leading leisure airline in Canada. According to the aviation data and statistics site, ch-aviation, Air Transat has a fleet of 31 aircraft made up of the following aircraft:
- 7 Airbus A321-200
- 9 x Airbus A321-200NX (LR)
- 14 x Airbus A330-200
- 1x Airbus A330-300
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