Yesterday, Canadian leisure airline Air Transat operated the inaugural flight on its new route between Montreal and Amsterdam. The airline plans to offer this service until mid-October with three flights per week to take advantage of the summer travel season.
On this occasion, Joseph Adamo, Head of Sales and Marketing at Air Transat, said:
“We are very excited to provide our customers with easy access to another jewel of European culture. Amsterdam joins 18 other destinations to explore from Montreal. The Netherlands is a fascinating destination, steeped in history and looking to the future, known for its efforts to be environmentally responsible. Air Transat highlights Thank you for this experience with the Airbus A321neoLR, the greenest aircraft in its class.”
In fact, late last year, Simple Flying reported Air Transat’s big schedule for the 2022 summer travel season. The company also offers direct flights to several major European cities such as London, Paris, Malaga, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester, among others.
The award-winning leisure airline said it is adding the new route to meet the growing demand for travel during the summer. In fact, the route will only be offered until about mid-October, giving Canadian travelers plenty of time to discover Amsterdam and other parts of Northern Europe.
Air Transat will operate three weekly flights on the new route until mid-October. Photo: Air Transat
Air Transat will fly the route three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The recreational carrier will use one of its Airbus A321neo (LR) aircraft for this service. The Air Transat A321neos is equipped in a two-class configuration with a total of 199 seats. 12 of these are business class, while the rest are standard economy seats. All economy seats come with 31 inches of pitch and individual 10.1-inch touch screens, while the premium club seats are more suitable for long trips thanks to 38 inches of pitch and larger 13.3-inch touch screens.
The first flight (TS324) took off from Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) yesterday on a seven-hour trans-Atlantic flight to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). At the time of publication, the aircraft (registered C-GOIE) had completed its return flight to YUL as flight TS325.
The second way to Amsterdam
In addition to the new YUL-AMS route, Air Transat also flies to Amsterdam from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The carrier recently resumed this route after a short hiatus of a few months due to travel restrictions related to COVID-19. Flights are operated on the YYZ-AMS line four times a week to meet demand.
Air Transat also flies to Amsterdam from Toronto. Photo: GCMap.com
Although there are a few wide bodies in its fleet, Air Transat uses the A321neo on this route as well. The A321 is a newer and more efficient passenger aircraft, with fuel savings of up to 15%. With a range of more than 4,500 miles, the A321neoLR is the ideal candidate for long-haul transatlantic flights in average demand from Canada to Europe. According to data from ch-aviation, Air Transat has a fleet of 10 A321neoLR aircraft with an average age of less than two years.
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