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Air Transat Announces European Expansion for Summer 2019

Montreal-based Air Transat recently unveiled its flight program for summer 2019 with a big emphasis on European expansion. The airline announced it will fly to 27 destinations across Europe and the Middle East, with the introduction of a new once-weekly flight between Toronto and Split, Croatia - totaling three services from Toronto to Croatia per week. The Canadian low-cost airline will also increase frequency to Athens from both Montreal and Toronto to four weekly services, and to five weekly between…

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: CanJet

With the Canadian leisure market being dominated by carriers like Cananda 3000, SkyService and Sunwing in the start of the 2000s, the ability to get another low-cost leisure airline to provide any sort of substance proved to be a challenge. However, IMP Group, with help from Canada 3000, started a…

Air Transat to Become First Airline to Operate Airbus A321LR…

Montreal-based airline Air Transat will become the first North American carrier to operate Airbus's new A321LR aircraft in 2019. The airline reached a deal to lease ten of the aircraft from Dutch aircraft leasing company AerCap. John Leahy, Chief Operating Officer-Customers at Airbus, told Airways Magazine he feels the aircraft…

Air Transat Increases Competition for Glasgow Operations

Canadian-based leisure carrier Air Transat has been operating flights from Glasgow to Canada for the last 25 years. Air Transat says that there currently is an increase in demand for flights from Glasgow to Canada of 12% for their summer season. Lesley Kane, the UK sales director at Air Transat…