10 AUGUST 2020
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Air Transat has unveiled its winter 2020/1 timetable with plans to operate from airports across the UK during the season, thus restoring year-round operations.
The leading Canadian leisure airline recommenced flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow to Toronto last month (24 / 26 July) when it restarted operations.
It has now confirmed it will continue to offer flights from all three airports during the winter season (from 1 November).
All services will be operated by the airline’s new narrow-bodied Airbus A321neoLRs. At the height of the winter season, Air Transat plans to operate flights to and from more than 40 destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America, USA, Europe and Canada.
“Even though the entire tourism industry has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, the desire to go abroad for a change of scenery and for new discoveries is still very much alive in travellers,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer of Transat.
“That is why we are delighted to present them with our enhanced offer. Now, more than ever, this programme of more than 40 destinations allows us to redesign our future one step at a time and to renew our mission, which is to brighten the everyday of our passengers.”
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Alan Bowen, Rye England
After their point blank refusal to refund any cancelled flights and then only offering refund for the outbound but not return flights after threats from the CAA, they may find it very difficult to get any repeat business again