High demand for flights to Canada has prompted Air Transat to extend its summer season.

Extra flights are being added on routes to Toronto from Manchester, Dublin and Glasgow.

The leisure carrier is flying four times a week from Manchester airport between May and October, with Tuesday and Friday departures now extended to run until December 1. Tuesday flights will then operate year-round.

Two of the airline’s four flights a week from Glasgow to Toronto will run until November 26 with Thursday departures continuing year-round.

One of two flights a week from Dublin running throughout the summer will now operate until November 25.

“Air Transat’s extra flights provide a great opportunity for those wanting to visit the best of Canada before the year is out, experiencing the country in its landmark 150th year or even taking a city break to get a head start on Christmas gifts in a city world-renowned as a shopping destination,” a spokesman for the airline said.