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Air Transat resumes direct Toronto-Faro route

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Air Transat’s weekly service between Toronto and Faro has restarted. The service began on January 18, 2022, and will end on October 25, 2022.

It’s the first time the airline has expanded its summer service to the Algarve.

The route improves regional connectivity, as Air Transat operates regular flights to various Canadian airports, including Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal.

The airline has been flying to Faro Airport on a regular basis, although only during the winter months until now.

This resumption is possible thanks to a collaborative effort between the airline, ANA – VINCI Airports, and regional and national tourism organizations, which anticipates 20 additional movements during the IATA winter season and 64 additional movements during the summer season.

Francisco Pita, Chief Commercial Officer of ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, said: “With this important launch by Air Transat, placing the Algarve in its route portfolio as a summer destination, new opportunities for the development of the tourism in the region open up. It will be a valuable diversification of supply on the summer routes to Faro Airport and we are very optimistic about the success of this operation.”

Joseph Adamo, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Air Transat, added: “We are thrilled to resume our operations in Faro and in the process enhancing our service between Canada and Portugal.

Now offered year-round, this route allows Canadian travellers to explore the magnificent region of the Algarve, an increasingly popular coastal destination that has so much to offer in the way of rich culture and majestic scenery, while also offering more travellers from Portugal the chance to discover the Great White North.”

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