Glasgow to gain Montréal service next summer

Glasgow to gain Montréal service next summer

Glasgow is gaining a new transatlantic route to Montréal next summer.

Air Transat is to run the seasonal service with an Airbus A310 on Mondays from May 30 until October 2, 2016. Fares start at £385 return including taxes and charges.

Air Transat will also run five weekly flights from Glasgow to Toronto in summer 2016, along with a weekly direct service to Vancouver and Calgary.

The Canadian leisure carrier’s UK and Ireland sales director, Lesley Kane, said: “We’re delighted to be launching this a new route for Scottish passengers, and we are sure this service will be very popular as there is a deep historic connection between Scotland and Quebec.

“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”.

Glasgow airport commercial director, Francois Bourienne, added: “This is the first time that the route has been served from Glasgow and it demonstrates the commitment Air Transat has to growing its extensive route network for our customers.”

Air Transat is also increasing frequencies on summer routes from Gatwick in 2016.

Toronto gains an additional flight, bringing the schedule to 11 weekly flights.

Vancouver will be served daily flight in peak season and Montréal gains an additional weekly flight to go three times a week.

The carrier will also be introducing higher capacity aircraft on its Gatwick to Toronto service throughout the season, and on Manchester-Toronto to cater to high demand during peak times.

The airline will also be increasing the duration of its summer service from Birmingham to Toronto to operate throughout September.


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