Air Transat has responded to rising demand from Scottish travellers by increasing capacity by 12 per cent on services from Glasgow this summer.
The Canadian leisure carrier is introducing larger aircraft on its services from Glasgow, with the vast majority of flights this summer to be operated by the airline’s state-of-the-art Airbus A330 with individual screens and over 100 channels of entertainment on demand.
Lesley Kane, UK sales director at Air Transat, said: “Scottish travellers are taking off for Canada in record numbers this year, and we’re introducing larger aircraft to cater for this big increase in demand.
“This year not only marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, but also a quarter century of Air Transat services from Glasgow, and we’re delighted to be the carrier of choice for tens of thousands of Scots again this year.”
Scottish travellers also have more choice of flights to Canada than ever this summer with a choice of direct services five times weekly to Toronto and weekly to Vancouver, and up to five connecting flights each week to Montreal, Calgary and Vancouver.
Steven Marshall, head of airline marketing and development at Glasgow Airport, said: “Air Transat’s decision to increase capacity through the introduction of larger aircraft is great news for our customers and timely given it coincides with the airline’s 25-year anniversary of operating services between Glasgow and Canada.
“As well as offering greater choice on direct routes to Toronto and Vancouver, this increase in capacity will also provide passengers with more opportunities to connect internally and visit other Canadian cities such as Montreal and Calgary.”