Air Transat launches UK-New Brunswick flight

Air Transat Holidays is launching the first-ever direct flight from the UK to New Brunswick - their second Atlantic Canada province, starting from May 2008.
The new service, launching for the start of the 2008 summer season, will allow passengers for the first time to travel direct from London Gatwick to New Brunswick’s capital city of Fredericton.  This will give travellers even greater access not only to the New Brunswick region but also the Atlantic Provinces of Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia.

Prices will start from £119 one-way excluding taxes and will operate weekly from 7th May 2008.


Kathryn Munro, Air Transat Holiday’s Communication and Marketing Director said: “The introduction of the UK’s first-ever direct service to New Brunswick will open up new areas of Canada’s Atlantic coast to British travellers. It will also add to our existing flight schedule into the region, which currently offers a twice-weekly service to Halifax, Nova Scotia.



“The new London-Fredericton route demonstrates our commitment to grow our Canadian business and fly more people across the Atlantic - retaining our record for the widest choice of flights at the lowest fares.  We will have over 60 weekly flights to Canada in summer 08, from 11 airports to 8 fantastic Canadian destinations - we have built our company and will continue to grow by offering the best flying programme at the lowest airfares.”


New Brunswick offers a plethora of sights and attractions for travellers wishing to experience unspoilt scenery, hundreds of miles of coastal roads and some of the best maritime experiences in Canada. These include the magnificent tides at the Bay of Fundy, coastlines at Hopewell Rocks, wild jet boats rides and whale watching.


Stuart Jamieson, New Brunswick Minister of Tourism and Parks “This new direct flight will provide UK visitors with direct and affordable air access to New Brunswick,” Jamieson said. “It will also further build on the reputation and awareness of the province in the U.K. - our largest overseas market in terms of visitation. Europe is a key growth market for tourism in New Brunswick, and the new Gatwick-Fredericton flight will contribute to enhancing New Brunswick’s reputation as an international tourism destination, and result in direct economic benefits for the tourism industry.”



Flights will be operated by an Air Transat Airbus A310 aircraft with two cabin configurations: Economy Class and Club Class.


Once board, customers can enjoy luxury leather seats in Economy Class, along with complimentary meals and soft drinks, in-flight entertainment and activity packs for children, together with a wide choice of duty-free shopping.


Passengers can also travel in greater luxury by upgrading to Club Class.  Amenities include extra-wide leather seats with a 35-inch pitch, dedicated check-in and priority boarding, a larger allowance of 30kgs hold luggage and 10kgs hand luggage, a welcome drink and complimentary bar service, four-course meals with a wide-ranging menu, and complimentary in-flight entertainment.


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