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September 19, 2017 2:00 PM -

Air Transat has launched an evacuation operation to get all its travellers out of the Dominican Republic by sending a total of 8 aircraft to Punta Cana, Puerto Plata and Samana. Three aircraft are expected to arrive in Puerto Plata and Samana in the evening today and five in Punta Cana tomorrow morning. The evacuation procedure applies regardless of the return date indicated on the Air Transat ticket.
This operation will allow close to 2 200 passengers to be repatriated.

Here are the details of scheduled flights departing from Puerto Plata and Samana

Date September 19, 2017
Departure from Puerto Plata to Montreal TS1895 20:20 – 00:30
Departure from Puerto Plata to Toronto TS1845 20:35 – 00:45

Date September 19, 2017
Departure from Samana to Montreal TS1879 20:35 – 00:55

Here are the details of scheduled flights departing from Punta Cana

Date September 20, 2017
Departure from Punta Cana to Montreal TS1419 9:30 – 13:50
Departure from Punta Cana to Montreal TS1641 9:45 – 14:05
Departure from Punta Cana to Quebec TS1287 9:35 – 14:05
Departure from Punta Cana to Toronto TS1833 9:35 – 13:45
Departure from Punta Cana to Toronto TS1829 10:00 – 14:10

Canceled flights and Hurricane Policy

Please note that scheduled flights on September 21 and 22 to Punta Cana and Puerto Plata, departing from Toronto, Montreal and Quebec are canceled. Customers affected by these flight cancellations will all be contacted and may (i) travel at a later date; (ii) travel to another destination, subject to certain conditions; (iii) cancel with full refund (excluding travel insurance costs when purchased).
The company continues to closely monitor the development of Hurricane Maria.

Transat's hurricane policy has been implemented for flights still scheduled to depart until September 25, 2017 to Dominican Republic.
Details about Transat’s hurricane policy are available here.

September 12, 2017 2:00 PM -

Due to the impacts caused by the passage of Hurricane Irma, here are the changes to some of our destinations:

Our airline operations to Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria will be suspended until October 31, 2017. Our operations to Holguin will continue as normal, with a flight scheduled as of this Friday, September 15, 2017. We expect to resume our operations to Varadero as of September 22, 2017.

Dominican Republic and Mexico
To meet the higher demand, we will be increasing the capacity on our flights to the Dominican Republic and Mexico during the months of September and October 2017.

We are currently coordinating all the changes to our bookings following the passage of hurricane Irma. Our teams will contact all customers impacted by those changes. We thank you in advance for your collaboration.

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Airfare to San Salvador over the next 12 months

The price of flights to San Salvador varies from month to month. The chart below highlights the lowest rates you can expect to pay depending on when you travel.

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Air Transat offers flights to San Salvador from select Canadian airports. Choose your departure city below to view detailed flight information.

San Salvador

El Salvador International Airport

Flight distance to San Salvador 3844 km
Average flight time to San Salvador 05H 50MIN
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San Salvador: the capital city and metropolis of El Salvador

Central America’s second largest city, San Salvador buzzes with activity with its traditional markets and lively squares. Architecturally, the modern blends with the ancient, though many colonial monuments have been destroyed by numerous earthquakes that have devastated the region.

The Metropolitan Cathedral and San Salvador’s other historic monuments

Notable sites to visit in San Salvador include the Metropolitan Cathedral with Byzantine and Roman influences, the neoclassical National Theatre, the magnificent and modern Iglesia El Rosario, the National Palace and the National Museum of Anthropology David J. Guzmán. To escape the city bustle, the splendid La Laguna Botanical Garden is a peaceful oasis.

The Boqueron and Picacho peaks of the San Salvador Volcano

A volcano that bears the same name as the city serves as its backdrop. It is composed of several peaks, including the Boqueron and the Picacho, which can be climbed via hiking trails that offer breathtaking views.

The pre-Hispanic vestiges of Joya de Cerén

Buried under a volcanic eruption around the year 600, the Joya de Cerén archaeological site, the Pompeii of the Americas, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located 25 kilometres from San Salvador, it is well worth the short detour.

Mercado Central and San Salvador’s other markets

Mostly frequented by locals, San Salvador’s Mercado Central is the ideal place to soak up the local atmosphere. For those looking for souvenirs, the craft markets, the oldest of which is located near the Feria Internacional, abound with locally made products, such as hammocks, tablecloths, table runners, clothing, leather and wooden goods, etc.

Pupusa, rigua, atol: local culinary specialties

The national dish, the pupusa is a corn tortilla filled with different ingredients – cheese, squash, pork, spices and beans. The rigua, also corn-based, is served with a banana leaf. The atol, which can be made with cashew nuts, pineapple or corn, is a typical drink.

Restaurants and nightclubs of the Zona Rosa

In the prestigious district of San Benito, the Zona Rosa is the best place to eat to your heart’s content and spend a memorable evening.

The San Salvador airport is the gateway to a country that is well worth discovering and whose natural treasures are its greatest riches.

Weather in San Salvador can vary throughout the year. The chart below indicates monthly average temperatures and rainfall so travellers can plan the perfect vacation at the right time and pack accordingly.
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