Portuguese American Journal

Air Transat resumes flights between Canada and Portugal – Azores

Starting April 30, Air Transat is scheduled to resume direct flights between Montreal and Toronto, in Canada, to Lisbon, Porto, and Faro, in mainland Portugal, and Ponta Delgada and Lajes in the Azores.

Air Transat will offer flights from Montreal to Lisbon once a week; from Ontario/Toronto to Lisbon three times a week; from Ontario to Porto twice a week; from Toronto to Faro once a week, and from Toronto to Ponta Delgada and Lajes once a week.

According to Giles Martin, Air Transat representative in Canada, the new schedule will stay in place until late October and will offer a total of 21,500 seats, twice the amount of seats made available last year.  A round trip in May will average CAD$1,100 and CAD$1,125 from June to October.

Artur Sousa, Air Transat representative in Lisbon, highlighted some of the company costumer service perks which will include “classic” two classes, 110 lbs of luggage, meals, 82 inches between seats (94 inches in executive) and in-flight entertainment, among other extras.

With these flights, Air Transat Portugal plans serve the ethnically Portuguese market and open Portugal and the Azores to the Canadian tourism market for which Portugal and the Azores are almost unknown as tourist destinations.

Air Transat is an airline based in Saint-Laurent, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, operating scheduled and charter flights, serving 60 destinations in 25 countries.