Air Transat and WestJet have launched a new transatlantic codeshare. WestJet’s code will operate on select Air Transat flights to/from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Croatia. Air Transat’s code will be activated on select WestJet flights, including connections via Montreal and Toronto.
Air Transat is expanding the choice of Canadian destinations it offers UK travellers with the restart of non-stop flights from London Gatwick to Montreal.
Air Transat has announced the appointment of Sonia Kurek as its new commercial director of UK, Ireland and GSA Markets. She will take up the position immediately.
Air Transat has promoted UK & Ireland commercial director, Adrian Keating, to lead a wider range of markets across Europe and also in the Americas.
Air Canada has called off a proposed deal to acquire Air Transat after it became clear the move would not be approved by the European Union.
The revised deal, now valued at C$190 million, was agreed by the two carriers in October last year in the wake of the Covid-19 shutdown of international travel.
The amended transaction reflects the unprecedented impact of Covid-19 upon the global air transport industry, which has endured a severe decline in air travel since the initial agreement.
Air Transat has unveiled its winter timetable with plans to operate from airports across the UK during the season, thus restoring year-round operations.
Air Transat will resume flights from the UK to Canada tomorrow. Flights will be operated by a brand-new fleet of Airbus A321neoLR aircraft, with a choice of club class and economy.
The leisure carrier will offer a new flight schedule to 22 destinations in Europe, the United States and Canada from July 23rd until the end of the summer season on October 31st.
Air Transat has announced a gradual suspension of its flights to Europe until April 30th. This decision follows an announcement from the government of Canada that the country is closing its borders to foreign nationals.