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Air Transat to add flights to Las Vegas, New Orleans and Tampa from Montreal

Air Transit has announced it will add Las Vegas to its roster of destinations available from Montreal this winter.

Starting November 3, Air Transat will fly nonstop to more than 50 destinations across the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, the United States and Europe this winter.

Las Vegas: for business and pleasure

As of November 3, 2022, Air Transat will fly from Montreal to Las Vegas four times a week. This destination, renowned for its lively nightlife, large-scale concerts, and spectacular nearby national parks, also offers a multitude of business opportunities with its many trade shows and events.

A long-awaited return of key destinations

Travellers looking for discovery and a change of scenery will appreciate the return of three sunny routes that were put on hold due to the pandemic – two in the U.S. and one in Cuba. The carrier is markedly consolidating its presence in the Florida and Cuban markets, both of which continue to remain popular destinations among Canadian travelers.

Therefore, Air Transat will fly from Montreal to New Orleans two times a week starting November 3, to Havana three times a week starting December 19, and to Tampa two times a week starting December 23.

Three enhanced routes from Montreal

To meet the growing interest of travellers for these destinations, Air Transat will upgrade its MontrealLondon and MontrealLos Angeles seasonal service to a year-round service starting in the fall of 2022, each with three weekly flights. In addition, the carrier will extend its MontrealMarseille direct flights to until January 8, 2023, with two flights a week.

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Air Transat partners with 4Ukraine.ca to fly displaced Ukrainians to Canada

Air Transat made this announcement:

Air Transat proudly announces its partnership with 4Ukraine.ca to help relocate Ukrainians displaced by war coming to Canada. Air Transat will be providing available seats to Ukrainian nationals on their flights operated from Paris and Londonmainly to Montréal or Toronto. 4Ukraine.ca will be covering taxes and airport charges. In addition to operating a donation-based airfare program, 4Ukraine.ca includes a rigorous vetting process, host family background checks, and job prospecting for Ukrainians relocating to Canada.

Air Transat, who has already successfully helped several families fly to Canada, is eager to continue supporting humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. “It was important for us to support the relocation of Ukrainians with an organization that facilitates every step of the relocation process, with a focus on ensuring the safety of this vulnerable population that has already faced significant trauma,” said Transat President and Chief Executive Officer Annick Guérard.

This partnership complements the fundraising campaign launched by Transat in March amongst its employees and customers to assist SOS Children’s Villages, a long-time charitable partner that has rapidly scaled up its response in Ukraine to meet the critical needs of vulnerable children and families affected by the conflict. “By adding our partnership with 4Ukraine.ca to our support to SOS Children’s Villages, we are able to lend help to Ukrainians internally displaced in Ukraine, as well as those who have fled the country and wish to relocate to Canada.” Added Guérard.

To date, 4Ukraine.ca has raised over $65,000 in donations and secured a partnership with FlightHub for $100,000 worth of flights. To support families and make this offer available to more qualifying Ukrainians, Canadians can donate directly on the 4Ukraine.ca website. Employers looking to hire Ukrainians and individuals wishing to host Ukrainians can find information at 4Ukraine.ca.

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Air Transat and WestJet launch Transatlantic codeshare

Air Transat and WestJet today have launched a new transatlantic codeshare.

WestJet’s “WS” code is now activated for sale on select Air Transat operated flights to/from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Croatia.  Connections via Montreal and Toronto are now available for flight dates beginning May 17, 2022.

 

On May 4, 2022, Air Transat’s “TS” code will be activated on select WestJet flights, and from that date Air Transat will also offer itineraries connecting select WestJet flights with appealing Air Transat European destinations.

Subject to connectivity between their scheduled flights, Air Transat and WestJet will both offer the following transatlantic routings:

WestJet Operated Flights

Air Transat “TS” Codeshare
Applied

Connection

Via

Air Transat Operated Flights

WestJet “WS” Codeshare Applied

Deer Lake

St. John’s

Halifax

Sydney

Fredericton

Moncton

Charlottetown

Montreal

Quebec City 

London, ON

Ottawa

Thunder Bay

Toronto

Winnipeg

Regina

Saskatoon

Boston

N.Y. LaGuardia

Montreal

Toronto

France:

Italy:

 

Spain:

 

Portugal:

 

Switzerland:

 

Croatia:

Bordeaux, Marseille, Nantes, Nice

 

Lamezia, Rome

Malaga

 

Faro

 

Basel-Mulhouse

 

Zagreb

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Air Transat resumes direct flights to France’s regions

Air Transat has announce the gradual resumption of its operations to France’s regions, starting today with the departure of its first direct flight from Montreal to Marseille. From Brittany to Provence, Aquitaine and Auvergne, six destinations will be available once more to Quebec travellers in the coming weeks. Finally, in addition to gradually increasing flight frequency between Montreal and the City of Light, the airline will soon be relaunching its service to Paris from Toronto and Quebec City.

Non-stop service to France

 

From Montreal, Air Transat will gradually start flying back to BordeauxLyonMarseilleNantesNice and Toulouse by early May. This enhanced flight program to the regions of France is, of course, in addition to the usual daily Paris service from Montreal, which will reach up to 14 flights per week in May.

The company will also resume its direct service to Paris from Toronto on May 3 and from Quebec City on April 10.

At the height of the summer season, a total of 43 weekly flights to France will be operated from MontrealQuebec City and Toronto.

Departure city

Destination

Start date

No. of direct weekly flights*

Montreal

Bordeaux

May 2

4

Montreal

Lyon

April 25

4

Montreal

Marseille

April 8

5

Montreal

Nantes

May 2

3

Montreal

Nice

May 3

2

Montreal

Paris

Year-round

14

Montreal

Toulouse

May 1

4

Quebec City

Paris

April 10

3

Toronto

Paris

May 3

4

*

At the height of summer season.

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Air Transat and Porter Airlines conclude a new code-sharing agreement

Air Transat and Porter Airlines have concluded a code-sharing agreement to be implemented for the 2022 summer season.

The first phase of the agreement will focus on connecting Porter’s bases at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and Halifax-Stanfield (YHZ) to Air Transat’s hub at Montreal-Trudeau (YUL), providing customers of both carriers with a greater selection of connecting flights in Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

Each carrier will market, under its own code and licence, flights operated by the other partner, enabling customers to combine flight segments on a single ticket and check their baggage just once.

Porter will carry its code on Air Transat-operated flights to and from Montreal on 11 European destinations (Athens,Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Paris, Porto, Toulouse and Venice), 13 South destinations (Cancun, Cayo Coco, Holguin, La Romana, Montego Bay,Port-au-Prince, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Roatan, Samana, Santa Clara and Varadero), five destinations in the United States (Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and San Francisco) and two domestic destinations (Calgary and Vancouver). Air Transat will put its code on Porter’s flights to and from Toronto (Billy Bishop) and Halifax, connecting to all the above destinations in Montreal.

These are the parties’ current expectations and final routes remain subject to obtaining all necessary regulatory approvals. Following such approvals, the agreement is expected to be implemented in the summer of 2022.

Porter flights with Air Transat code TS/PD Air Transat flights with Porter code

PD/TS

Porter bases Market City Airport Code Air Transat hub Market City Country Airport Code
Billy Bishop Domestic Toronto YTZ Montreal-Trudeau (YUL) Domestic Calgary Canada YYC
Halifax-Stanfield Domestic Halifax YHZ Vancouver Canada YVR
Europe Athens Greece ATH
Barcelona Spain BCN
Brussels Belgium BRU
Lisbon Portugal LIS
London United Kingdom LGW
Lyon France LYS
Madrid Spain MAD
Paris France CDG
Porto Portugal OPO
Toulouse France TLS
Venice Italy VCE
South Cancun Mexico CUN
Cayo Coco Cuba CCC
Holguín Cuba HOG
La Romana Dominican Republic LRM
Montego Bay Jamaica MBJ
Port-au-Prince Haiti PAP
Puerto Plata Dominican Republic POP
Puerto Vallarta Mexico PVR
Punta Cana Dominican Republic PUJ
Roatan Honduras RTB
Samana Dominican Republic AZS
Santa Clara Cuba SNU
Varadero Cuba VRA
Transborder Fort Lauderdale USA FLL
Los Angeles USA LAX
Miami USA MIA
Orlando USA MCO
San Francisco USA SFO

 

Air Transat relaunches most of its summer routes

Air Transat has announced today the relaunch of a significant number of its routes for the summer season. In particular, the company is consolidating its position in the transatlantic market and continuing to develop its services in the United States, in addition to offering flights to the South and within Canada. At the height of the summer season, it will operate more than 250 direct weekly flights on 69 direct routes.

Expanded service to Europe starting in April

From Montreal and starting in April, Air Transat will gradually resume its direct flights to 16 European destinations including, for the first time, Amsterdam. Customers will once again be able to travel non-stop to Athens, Basel-Mulhouse, Barcelona, Brussels, London, Madrid, Porto, Romeand Venice, as well as to the French provinces, including Bordeaux, Lyon, Marseille, Nantes, Niceand Toulouse. In addition, the airline currently offers flights to Malaga and Lisbon, as well as a daily service to Paris, which will increase to up to 14 flights per week during the summer.

From Quebec City, Air Transat will be the only airline to offer nonstop service to two European capitals: first, to Paris starting in early April and, for the very first time and exclusively, to London in May.

From Toronto, Air Transat will serve 15 European cities this summer. Flights to Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Dublin, Lamezia, Paris, Rome, Venice and Zagreb will once again be offered, in addition to the flights currently operated to Glasgow, Lisbon, London, Manchester and Porto. Furthermore, due to sustained demand for southern Portugal, Air Transat will now fly to Faro year-round.

Departure city

Destination

Starting

Montreal

Athens

April 30

Montreal

Amsterdam*

May 5

Montreal

Barcelona

April 13

Montreal

Bordeaux

May 2

Montreal

Brussels

May 2

Montreal

Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg

May 4

Montreal

Lisbon

Year-round

Montreal

London-Gatwick

May 1

Montreal

Lyon

April 25

Montreal

Madrid

April 5

Montreal

Malaga

Year-round

Montreal

Marseille

April 8

Montreal

Nantes

May 2

Montreal

Nice

May 3

Montreal

Paris

Year-round

Montreal

Porto

May 5

Montreal

Rome

April 8

Montreal

Toulouse

May 1

Montreal

Venice

May 5

Quebec City

Paris

April 10

Quebec City

London*

May 11

Toronto

Amsterdam

April 13

Toronto

Athens

May 1

Toronto

Barcelona

May 3

Toronto

Faro

Year-round

Toronto

Glasgow

Year-round

Toronto

Lisbon

Year-round

Toronto

London

Year-round

Toronto

Manchester

Year-round

Toronto

Paris

May 3

Toronto

Porto

Year-round

Toronto

Dublin

April 11

Toronto

Rome

April 16

Toronto

Lamezia

June 8

Toronto

Venice

May 2

Toronto

Zagreb

May 7

*New route

Heading to the U.S. sun

Air Transat will land in California for the first time in its history, serving both San Francisco and Los Angeles from Montreal. And given the unfaltering popularity of Florida, the airline will be operating several of its flights year-round; namely, flights from Montreal to Fort Lauderdale and Miami, from Quebec City to Fort Lauderdale, and from Toronto to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando, will now be offered throughout the year.

Departure city

Destination

Starting

Montreal

Fort Lauderdale

Year-round

Montreal

Los Angeles*

May 16

Montreal

Miami

Year-round

Montreal

Orlando

Year-round

Montreal

San Francisco*

May 19

Quebec City

Fort Lauderdale

Year-round

Toronto

Fort Lauderdale

Year-round

Toronto

Orlando

Year-round

*New route

Even more domestic flights and connections
Interest in domestic flights is not fading and all indications are that travel within Canada will still be popular this summer. That is why Air Transat will offer an enhanced flight program between Montreal, Toronto, Quebec City, Calgary and Vancouver.

These flights will also provide many Canadians access to international flights via connections in Toronto and Montreal.

Route

Starting

Montreal – Calgary

May 2

Montreal – Québec

April 10

Montreal – Toronto

Year-round

Montreal – Vancouver

May 1

Toronto – Calgary

May 1

Toronto – Vancouver

May 1


The South, always popular even in summer
Because Canadians remain fond of the South even during the summer season, Air Transat will offer a wide selection of its most popular destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean from Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto.

Departure city

Destination

Starting

Montreal

Cancun

Year-round

Montreal

Cayo Coco

Year-round

Montreal

Holguin

Year-round

Montreal

Montego Bay

Year-round

Montreal

Port-au-Prince

Year-round

Montreal

Puerto Plata

Year-round

Montreal

Punta Cana

Year-round

Montreal

Samana

Year-round

Montreal

Santa Clara

Year-round

Montreal

Varadero

Year-round

Quebec City

Cancun

Year-round

Quebec City

Punta Cana

Year-round

Toronto

Cancun

Year-round

Toronto

Cayo Coco

Year-round

Toronto

Holguin

Year-round

Toronto

Puerto Plata

Year-round

Toronto

Punta Cana

Year-round

Toronto

Santa Clara

Year-round

Toronto

Varadero

Year-round

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Transat A.T. Inc. reported an adjusted 4Q net loss of $118.4 million

Air Transat’s parent issued this report for the fiscal fourth quarter:

Encouraging signs since the resumption on July 30

For the fourth quarter:

  • Revenues of $62.8 million
  • Adjusted operating loss1 of $58.4 million (operating loss of $118.3 million)
  • Adjusted net loss1 of $118.4 million (net loss attributable to shareholders of $121.3 million)

For the year:

  • Revenues of $124.8 million
  • Adjusted operating loss1 of $213.9 million (operating loss of $401.2 million)
  • Adjusted net loss1 of $446.4 million (net loss attributable to shareholders of $389.6 million)

Financial position and financing:

  • Cash and cash equivalents of $433.2 million as at October 31
  • In total, the available financing represents a maximum of $820.0 million, of which $650.0 million was drawn down as at October 31, 2021

Transat A.T. inc., a holiday travel reference worldwide, particularly as an air carrier under the Air Transat brand, announces its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2021.

“Since we resumed operations on July 30, business has been growing steadily. We met and exceeded our targets for resumption of operations in the last quarter and reduced our use of cash. The winter season that is now beginning will see the continuation of our return to more significant volumes. While we remain cautious given the evolving variants, we remain optimistic that we’re on track to returning to normal. Meanwhile, we’re continuing our transformation. Following the extensive streamlining of our fleet that has been ongoing for several years, the codeshare agreement announced this quarter is the first step forward in our alliance strategy, with further advances to follow in the coming months,” stated Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Transat.

“For the winter, we plan to operate from eight Canadian airports to eight destinations in Europe, 22 in the South and five in the United States, including Miami and Fort Myers, where we’ll be flying for the first time. To do that, we will be deploying capacity that will grow from 50% to 75% of pre-pandemic capacity over the winter. We will then build volume further for the summer season, which will include two new routes to Europe and two new destinations in the United States.

“We started 2022 with over 2,000 employees, compared with only 750 at the height of the crisis, and the volume we project will allow us to recall about 1,500 more during the year. It’s heartwarming to see our employees gradually taking back up their positions with us. They are the reason that Transat is what it is today, and they are the ones who will build tomorrow’s growth and success,” Ms. Guérard concluded.

Fourth-quarter highlights

For the fourth quarter, the Corporation generated $62.8 million in revenues, up $34.4 million (120.9%) from $28.4 million for the corresponding period of 2020. This increase results from the partial resumption of operations at a higher level in 2021 compared with 2020. The Corporation continues to closely monitor demand in order to adjust capacity, which remains below 2019 levels since the resumption of airline operations on July 30.

Operations generated an operating loss of $118.3 million, compared with $239.3 million in 2020, an improvement of $121.0 million. In 2021, the operating loss was aggravated by special items of $20.3 million, including an aircraft impairment charge of $9.1 million, termination benefits of $6.7 million and impairment of contract balances of $4.5 million, comprising mainly prepaid expenses related to commissions paid to travel agents and credit card fees. In 2020, the operating loss was aggravated by special items totaling $96.7 million and unfavorable settlements of fuel-related derivative contracts. Transat reported an adjusted operating loss1 of $58.4 million compared with $90.7 million in 2020, an improvement of $32.4 million. This improvement is related to higher load factors across all of our markets based on increased capacity and unfavorable settlements of fuel-related derivative contracts in 2020.

Net loss attributable to shareholders amounted to $121.3 million or $3.21 per share (diluted) compared with $238.1 million or $6.31 per share (diluted) for the corresponding quarter of last year. In 2020, the net loss attributable to shareholders was aggravated by special items totaling $96.7 million and unfavorable settlements of fuel-related derivative contracts. Excluding non-operating items, Transat reported an adjusted net loss1 of $118.4 million or $3.14 per share for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared with $156.4 million or $4.14 per share in 2020.

Fiscal year highlights

For the fiscal year as a whole, the Corporation recognized revenues of $124.8 million, a decrease of $1.2 billion (90.4%) compared with 2020. Since mid-March of 2020, restrictions on international travel and government-imposed quarantine measures have made travel sales very difficult. Due to the global  COVID-19 pandemic, the Corporation suspended its airline operations on January 29, 2021 for the second time since March 2020, until their partial resumption on July 30, 2021. For the first half of winter, demand was very weak and the Corporation’s capacity represented a fraction of the 2020 level. These factors caused the fall in revenues. Conversely, for the summer season, since the partial resumption of airline operations, demand has been growing steadily and load factors have been higher compared with 2020. However, the Corporation’s capacity remained lower than in 2019.

In 2021, operations generated an adjusted operating loss of $401.2 million compared with $426.0 million in 2020, an improvement of $24.7 million. Transat reported an adjusted operating loss1 of $213.9 million compared with $122.2 million in 2020, a deterioration of $91.7 million.

Net loss attributable to shareholders amounted to $389.6 million or $10.32 per share (diluted) compared with $496.5 million or $13.15 per share (diluted) for the previous year. Excluding non-operating items, Transat reported an adjusted net loss1 of $446.4 million or $11.83 per share for the year ended October 31, 2021, compared with $355.3 million or $9.41 per share in 2020.

Financial position

As at October 31, 2021, cash and cash equivalents amounted to $433.2 million, compared with $426.4 million on the same date in 2020.

In total, the available financing represents a maximum of $820.0 million, of which $650.0 million was drawn down as at October 31, 2021. Of the drawn down amount, a total of $310.0 million was used to repay travelers who were scheduled to leave after February 1, 2020, for which a travel credit had been issued due to  COVID-19 and who had requested to be reimbursed.

Deposits from customers for future travel amounted to $292.2 million, compared with $608.9 million as at October 31, 2020, a decrease of $316.7 million. This change was due to refunds of travel credits made during the summer of 2021.

On April 29, 2021, the Corporation entered into an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows it to borrow, among others, an amount of $310.0 million to issue refunds to eligible travelers. Customers had until August 26, 2021 to submit their refund requests. The Corporation received requests for about $460.0 million and made refunds for approximately 99% of amounts claimed as of late November 2021.

The working-capital ratio was 1.14, compared with 0.84 as at October 31, 2020. The improvement in working capital resulted mainly from the travel credits refunded during the year and financed partly by the drawdowns on credit facilities.

Off-balance-sheet arrangements, excluding contracts with service providers, stood at $549.8 million as at October 31, 2021. This amount mainly consists in commitments to take delivery of the seven A321neo LRs undelivered as at that date.

Outlook

Across all of our markets, average capacity for winter 2022 is 60% of 2019 capacity, increasing from 50% to 75% over the course of the season. On the sun destinations program, the Corporation’s main program for winter season, Transat’s capacity in 2022 represents 55% of 2019 capacity. On the transatlantic program, where it is the low season, Transat’s capacity represents 65% of 2019 capacity. In addition, the Corporation is increasing its presence in the cross-border market with capacity growth of 45% compared to 2019 winter season capacity.

The Corporation continues to apply a series of operational, commercial and financial measures, including cost reduction, aimed at preserving its cash. The Corporation continues to monitor the situation daily to adjust these measures as it evolves.

Despite recent uncertainty related to the emergence of a new variant, the current situation shows encouraging signs such as the level of bookings observed and the increase in the vaccination rate. However, it remains impossible for the moment to predict the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on future bookings, and on financial results. Consequently, for now the Corporation is not providing an outlook for winter 2022.

Changes to the Board of Directors

Messrs. Jean-Yves Leblanc and Louis-Marie Beaulieu informed the Corporation that they will cease to act as directors effective December 31, 2021. At the meeting of December 8, 2021, in order to fill these vacancies, the Board appointed Mr. Daniel Desjardins and Ms. Julie Tremblay to the Board, effective January 1, 2022. Further, Mr. Desjardins was also appointed to the Audit Committee and Ms. Tremblay was appointed to the Human Resources and Compensation Committee effective January 1, 2022.

Due to Mr. Leblanc’s departure, at its meeting of December 8, 2021, the Board of Directors appointed Ms. Lucie Chabot as Chair of the Audit Committee effective January 1, 2022.

Daniel Desjardins, Ad.E, is an independent director. Mr. Desjardins is an accomplished business lawyer and executive with extensive experience in business law, compliance and risk management, as well as decades of experience in financing and complex mergers and acquisitions.For more than 20 years, until December 2019, Mr. Desjardins was Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Bombardier Inc. From 2018 to January 2021, he served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Bombardier Transportation. Mr. Desjardins has been Chair of the Board of the Legal Leaders for Diversity Trust since 2014 and is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Pointe-à-Callière museum. Mr. Desjardins has received numerous professional recognitions and has twice been named one of Canada’s 25 most influential lawyers. In 2017, the Barreau du Québec awarded him the Advocatus Emeritus distinction in recognition of his exceptional professional career. Mr. Desjardins holds a law degree from the Université de Montréal and a Master of Laws degree from McGill University.

Ms. Julie Tremblay served as President and CEO of TVA Group and CEO of Quebecor Media Group and as a member of the TVA Group Board of Directors from July 2014 until her retirement in October 2017. Between 1989 and 2014, she held various senior positions within Quebecor Inc., notably as Vice President, Human Resources of Quebecor Inc. and Quebecor Media Inc. for more than eight years, as well as Chief Operating Officer and then President and Chief Executive Officer of Sun Media Corporation. Prior to joining Quebecor Inc., Ms. Tremblay practiced labour law and employment law with a prominent Montreal law firm. She has also been a director of Fondation Montreal, the Society for the Celebrations of Montréal’s 375th Anniversary and the Chamber of Commerce of Metropolitan Montréal. Ms. Tremblay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from McGill University and a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Law from Université de Sherbrooke.

 

Air Transat launches a virtual interlining service: connectair by Air Transat

Air Transat has announced the launch of its new connectair by Air Transat service. Using this virtual interlining platform, travelers can now combine Air Transat flights with flights from partner airlines such as easyJet and Avianca to travel to even more destinations in EuropeNorth Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America. Additional partners will gradually join the platform to enrich the range of destinations.

With a single booking on the connectair.airtransat.com website, travellers can access a wider range of destinations using the technology developed by Dohop, which offers the best connection options and attractive fares depending on the departure and destination cities. The booking also includes a protection in case of flight delay or cancellation, ensuring that travellers arrive at their destination as quickly as possible. This guarantee, called Dohop Connect, will provide a replacement flight at no extra cost.

Air Transat and WestJet to cooperate on transatlantic codeshare

Air Transat and WestJet, two of Canada’s leading airlines, have agreed to cooperate on a codeshare that will soon allow customers to book transatlantic travel involving both carriers on a single ticket with through-checked bags. The cooperation will bring more choice to consumers by enabling transatlantic codeshare connections above and beyond what the carriers offer with their own flights.

WestJet’s code will be placed on Air Transat flights to select cities in Europe, and likewise Air Transat’s code will be placed on select WestJet flights in North America to enable both carriers to offer the connecting transatlantic itineraries.

The codeshare agreement is scheduled to be implemented in early 2022, subject to receipt of all customary regulatory approvals.  Additional details and benefits will be communicated once finalized.

Air Transat announces its summer 2022 flight program

Air Transat has announced its flight program for the summer of 2022. At the height of the season, it will operate more than 250 flights each week to 44 destinations. It will gradually increase its service to Europe, strengthen its position in the United States by offering flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco for the first time, offer a selection of its most popular South destinations, and enhance its domestic flight program.

An expanded Europe flight program

From Montreal, the airline will offer 7 direct flights weekly to LondonGatwick and 14 to Paris. It also plans to restart operations to the French provinces, with service to BordeauxLyonMarseilleNantesNice and Toulouse. A total of 19 European destinations will be accessible via direct service from Montreal, including a new route to Amsterdam.

Air Transat will also strengthen its position as the leading international carrier departing from Jean Lesage Airport in Quebec City by offering exclusive non-stop flights to two European capitals: Paris and, for the first time, London.

From Toronto, in addition to 14 weekly flights to London, travellers will also be able to fly to 13 other key European destinations in CroatiaFranceGreeceIrelandItalythe NetherlandsPortugalSpain and the U.K.

Number of weekly direct peak-season flights to Europe

Destination

From
Montreal

From
Quebec City

From
Toronto

AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands

3

4

ATHENS, Greece

3

3

BASEL-MULHOUSE, Switzerland

1

BARCELONA, Spain

3

2

BORDEAUX, France

4

BRUSSELS, Belgium

3

DUBLIN, Ireland

5

GLASGOW, United Kingdom

4

LAMEZIA, Italy

1

LISBON, Portugal

5

5

LONDON, United Kingdom

7

1

14

LYON, France

4

MADRID, Spain

3

MALAGA, Spain

2

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom

4

MARSEILLE, France

5

NANTES, France

3

NICE, France

2

PARIS, France

14

3

4

PORTO, Portugal

2

3

ROME, Italy

4

5

TOULOUSE, France

4

VENICE, Italy

2

1

ZAGREB, Croatia

2

United States: focus on California and Florida

From Montreal, Air Transat will introduce a new direct service to California with two flights a week to San Francisco and three to Los Angeles. It will also intensify its service to Florida by operating flights between Montreal and Miami throughout the year, in addition to flying to Fort Lauderdale and Orlando from both Montreal and Toronto.

Finally, travelers from Quebec City will now be able to enjoy direct flights to Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood year-round.

Number of weekly direct peak-season flights to the U.S.

Destination

From
Montreal

From
Quebec City

From
Toronto

FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida

4

1

4

LOS ANGELES, California

3

MIAMI, Florida

3

ORLANDO, Florida

2

3

SAN FRANCISCO, California

2

The South all year

Because Canadians are fond of South getaways even during the summer, Air Transat will offer a selection of its most popular destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean out of MontrealQuebec City and Toronto.

Number of weekly direct peak-season flights to sun destinations

Destination

From
Montreal

From
Quebec City

From
Toronto

CANCÚN, Mexico

4

1

5

CAYO COCO, Cuba

2

2

HOLGUIN, Cuba

1

1

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica

1

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti

2

PUERTO PLATA, Dominican Republic

2

1

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic

5

1

5

SAMANA, Dominican Republic

1

SANTA CLARA, Cuba

2

2

VARADERO, Cuba

2

2

More domestic flights and connections

By closely observing the market and emerging travel trends, Air Transat is convinced that the popularity of travel within Canada will still be strong in the summer of 2022, which is why it will continue to enhance its domestic flight program.

These flights will also provide many Canadians with access to international destinations via connections in Toronto and Montreal.

Number of weekly peak-season domestic flights

City-pair

Number of
flights

MONTREAL–CALGARY

8

MONTREAL–QUEBEC CITY

5

MONTRÉAL–TORONTO

15

MONTRÉAL–VANCOUVER

10

TORONTO–CALGARY

8

TORONTO–VANCOUVER

10

Air Transat may have to modify its flight schedule subject to the changing COVID-19 situation and resulting travel restrictions.

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