Air Transat Reveals Expanded Summer 2022 Flight Schedules

Canadian leisure airline Air Transat has announced that for summer 2022, it will operate more than 250 flights a week to 44 destinations. In a statement issued on November 11, 2021, the Montreal-based airline said it would gradually increase its number of flights to Europe, strengthen its position in the United States, and increase its domestic flight program.

Air Transat Airbus A330-C-GTSD.
Air Transat is adding Amsterdam to its route network. Photo: Getty Images

Regarding flights from Canada to the United States, Air Transat says that it will fly to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) for the first time. Additionally, Air Transat says it will increase the number of flights it operates between Canada and the Sunshine State of Florida.

Air Transat is expecting an increased demand

When speaking about the summer 2022 flight program and the enhanced services, Air Transat president and CEO Annick Guérard said:

“We are actively rebuilding our network with a modern and versatile fleet that will enable us to meet the increased demand expected in 2022. We will be returning to almost all of the destinations served before the pandemic, in addition to offering Canadian travelers major new destinations.”

From Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Air Transat will offer seven direct flights per week to London Gatwick Airport (LGW) and 14 direct flights per week to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG). Air Transat also plans to restart flights from Canada to French regional destinations such as:

  • Bordeaux Airport (BOD)
  • Lyon-Saint Exupéry Airport (LYS)
  • Marseille Provence Airport (MRS)
  • Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE)
  • Nice Côte d’Azur Airport (NCE)
  • Toulouse–Blagnac Airport (TLS)

New route to Amsterdam and Quebec City to London

For summer 2022, a total of 19 European destinations will be served with direct flights from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), including a new route to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) in the Netherlands. Air Transat says that it also plans to strengthen its position as the leading international carrier at Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB). For the first time, the carrier will offer non-stop flights from Quebec City to London and Paris.

Air Transat Airbus A330
Air Transat is flying to many regional destinations in France. Photo: Getty Images

From Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ), Air Transat customers will have an additional 14 flights a week to London. Toronto customers will also have the option of flying to 13 other European destinations in Croatia, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Flights to Europe

Destination

From
Montreal

From
Quebec City

From
Toronto

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands

3

4

ATHENS, Greece

3

3

BASEL-MULHOUSE, Switzerland

1

BARCELONA, Spain

3

2

BORDEAUX, France

4

BRUSSELS, Belgium

3

DUBLIN, Ireland

5

GLASGOW, United Kingdom

4

LAMEZIA, Italy

1

LISBON, Portugal

5

5

LONDON, United Kingdom

7

1

14

LYON, France

4

MADRID, Spain

3

MALAGA, Spain

2

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

4

MARSEILLE, France

5

NANTES, France

3

NICE, France

2

PARIS, France

14

3

4

PORTO, Portugal

2

3

ROME, Italy

4

5

TOULOUSE, France

4

VENICE, Italy

2

1

ZAGREB, Croatia

2

Flights from Canada to the United States

From Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) Air Transat will begin flying to San Francisco twice a week and to Los Angeles three times per week. Regarding Florida flights, Air Transat will fly from Montreal to Miami year-round in addition to its flights to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from Montreal and Toronto. Passengers flying from Quebec City will have the option of flying to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) year-round.

Destination

From
Montreal

From
Quebec City

From
Toronto

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida

4

1

4

LOS ANGELES, California

3

MIAMI, Florida

3

ORLANDO, Florida

2

3

SAN FRANCISCO, California

2

Flights to Mexico and the Caribbean

Because Canadians enjoy visiting southern destinations even when it is not winter, Air Transat will offer a selection of destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico from Quebec City, Montreal, and Toronto.

Destination

From
Montreal

From
Quebec City

From
Toronto

CANCÚN, Mexico

4

1

5

CAYO COCO, Cuba

2

2

HOLGUIN, Cuba

1

1

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica

1

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

2

PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic

2

1

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic

5

1

5

SAMANA, Dominican Republic

1

SANTA CLARA, Cuba

2

2

VARADERO, Cuba

2

2

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More domestic flights with international connections

Air Transat Boeing 737-800
Air Transat is offering more domestic flights. Photo: JTOcchialini via Wikimedia

Air Transat domestic flights

After studying the market, Air Transat is convinced that domestic travel in summer 2022 will be strong. For this reason, it will continue to enhance its domestic operations, which allow Canadians to connect to international destinations from Toronto, Quebec City, and Montreal.

City-pair

Number of
flights

MONTREAL–CALGARY

8

MONTREAL–QUEBEC CITY

5

MONTRÉAL–TORONTO

15

MONTRÉAL–VANCOUVER

10

TORONTO–CALGARY

8

TORONTO–VANCOUVER

10

Air Canada will undoubtedly be hoping for better prospects next summer following a period of ongoing stringent restrictions since the rise of the global health crisis.

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