In a statement issued June 16, 2021, Canada’s Air Transat announced its winter 2021-2022 program, including two new destinations in Florida. Starting from November 1, Air Transat will offer flights to nearly 50 destinations, including direct flights from Montreal to Fort Myers and Miami in Florida.
In addition to the two new Florida destinations, the Montreal-headquartered airline will return to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. With winter temperatures in the mid-seventies, Florida destinations appeal to Canadians looking to escape the frigid sub-zero temperatures at home.
Florida is a popular winter destination
When speaking about how it was adding and consolidating its destinations in the United States, Air Transat President and CEO Annick Guérard said:
“We know that our clients are eager to travel, whether it’s to visit loved ones or for a change of scenery, and we are sure to meet this strong, pent-up demand with the rich variety of destinations we are offering this winter. Plus, 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 around the world. At the same time, Fort Myers will appeal to Canadian’s looking for a relaxing vacation on the Gulf coasts calm sandy beaches.
Air Transat will fly from eight Canadian cities
Air Transat said that to help quench Canadians wanderlust, it would be offering direct flights from eight Canadian cities: Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Halifax, and Moncton.
From Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), Air Transat will offer direct flights to the following counties: Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Martinique, Panama, Puerto Rico, St. Maarten, El Salvador, and the United States.
From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), passengers will be able to fly non-stop to Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, St. Maarten, and the United States.
From Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), Air Transat will offer seven sunny destination flights to Cuba, the United States, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic. To help Canadian’s fly domestically across the country and to allow for 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 says it will gradually add direct flights from Montréal-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 Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) in France.
In its statement, Air Transat said that should the situation change because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Air Transat customers would be eligible for a refund.
Specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, Air Transat is Canada’s number one leisure airline. According to the aviation data and statistics website, ch-aviation, Air Transat has a fleet of 31 aircraft made up of the following planes:
- 7 x Airbus A321-200s
- 9 x Airbus A321-200NX(LR)s
- 14 x Airbus A330-200s
- 1 x Airbus A330-300
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