Canadian leisure airline Air Transat will restart services from the UK to Canada on Friday (July 24).
It will revive its non-stop flights from three UK airports to Toronto, with services from Gatwick launching on Friday – operating three times weekly (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).
On Sunday (July 26), the airline will resume flights from Manchester and Glasgow to Toronto – the first transatlantic service to resume from both airports.
The Manchester service will operate twice weekly (Thursday and Sunday) and weekly from Glasgow (Tuesday).
Flights will be operated by Air Transat’s new fleet of Airbus A321neoLR aircraft, with a choice of Club Class and Economy.
The airline has introduced a Traveller Care programme, with a range of new health measures to ensure the safety of its passengers and employees.
Adrian Keating, the airline’s UK & Ireland commercial director, said: “Offering flights from airports across the UK has always been an integral part of Air Transat’s strategy which is why we have immediately re-committed ourselves to Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow.
“Air Transat is looking forward to flying Canadians on its transatlantic flights from this weekend, and to welcoming British travellers on board in the near future when restrictions are eased.”
Air Transat is finalising a new travel trade engagement programme which will be introduced to its UK trade partners in the coming weeks.
Keating added: “The UK travel trade has always been a vital partner for Air Transat. As we return to the skies, that is true more than ever. We will be unveiling a range of new incentives to strengthen that partnership in the months ahead.”
The UK Foreign Office says travel to Canada is currently subject to restrictions.
Entry to Canada is limited, except for Canadian citizens and permanent residents or their immediate families, temporary foreign workers and some international students. Those eligible to enter Canada will need to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival.
Travellers returning to the UK will need to provide journey and contact details and self-isolate for 14 days.
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