Canada’s leading leisure airline Air Transat will launch a new service from Montréal to Glasgow for summer 2016, with flights from just £385 return per person (including taxes and other charges). The airline will operate between two destinations on an Airbus A310 aircraft, departing Glasgow on Mondays from 30 May, returning every Sunday until 2 October 2016. The new service will be connecting the two cities for the first time and unlocking the entire province of Quebec for Scottish travelers.
Mike Cantlay, OBE, Chairman of VisitScotland said: “We welcome this new Air Transat route from Montréal to Glasgow which will encourage visitors from across Quebec to fly directly to Scotland. With some 4.7 million Canadians having Scottish ancestry, and around 100,000 Canadians of Scots origin in the Montreal area, Canada represents a diaspora stronghold. Air Transat’s investment presents a great platform for the tourism industry in Scotland to tap into an ancestral market.”
Lesley Kane, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Air Transat, commented, “Our new non-stop service to Montréal brings our Scottish connections to four great Canadian cities, and adds to Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver which have been Air Transat staple destinations for over 20 years.
“We also look forward to welcoming more Canadian passengers into Scotland on our new service and we will be working closely with VisitScotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau as well as Glasgow Airport to make our new service well known”.
Air Transat customers will have the choice of five weekly flights from Glasgow to Toronto in summer 2016, along with a weekly direct service to Vancouver and Calgary. Further weekly connections can be offered to Montreal, Vancouver and Calgary through Air Transat’s connecting flights (operated on Boeing 737) at Toronto and Vancouver. This allows more flexibility on holiday durations in Canada to Scottish passengers.
Customers can select from two cabin classes – Economy and Club Class (a separate 12 seat cabin). Option Plus can also be added to an economy ticket to add more benefits and enhancements to an economy ticket. Air Transat also offer a range of economy fares to allow for greater flexibility, passengers can choose from Eco, Eco Extra and Eco Max tickets, full details available online.
The airline has upgraded its on-board passenger experience, introducing a service where passengers travelling on its A310 aircraft can access entertainment including films, TV shows and music through their own personal tablets, smartphones (IOS and Android) and laptops.
For information and reservations, call 0141 223 7517 or visit www.airtransat.co.uk