Air Transat resumes direct flights between Canada and Faro

Operation starts today, January 19, and runs until October 25

the airport of Faro As of this Wednesday, January 19th, Air Transat will receive again, with a regular operation from Toronto, this time until next October.

“This direct connection will expand connectivity in the region, as Air Transat has regular operations to several airports in Canada, such as Vancouver, Calgary and Montreal”, announced ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal.

The airline has been carrying out regular operations to the airport of Faro, but until now with regular flights only in the winter months. “Incidentally, if we consider the records of the last 20 years, this will be the first time that the airline operates in Faro in summer», stresses ANA.

This recovery is possible due to the joint effort between the airline, ANA – VINCI Airports and the regional and national tourism entities, with another 20 movements in the IATA winter and 64 more movements in the summer.

Passengers on this route will fly on the latest Air Transat fleet, including the new A321neoLR aircraft, which has the lowest environmental impact in its class, with capacity for 199 passengers.

Francisco Pita, Chief Commercial Officer of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, pointed out that “with this important commitment by Air Transat, placing the Algarve in its route portfolio as a summer destination, new opportunities are opening up for the development of tourism in the region. It will be an important diversification of the offer on the summer routes to Faro and we are very optimistic about the success of this operation».

Joseph Adamo, Air Transat's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, added that "we are very excited to resume our operations in Faro and in expanding our service between Canada and Portugal. This now annual route allows Canadian visitors to explore the magnificent region of the Algarve, an increasingly popular coastal destination that has so much to offer in terms of culture and majestic landscapes, while also offering Portuguese passengers the opportunity to discover the Great White North».