Vacationers will be able to choose from among 30 direct
European destinations this summer
MONTREAL, April 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, Canada's leading holiday
travel airline, is increasing the size of its fleet to 16 wide-body jets, with
the addition of a new Airbus A310-300. The airline - together with its sister
company, tour operator Transat Holidays and its European partners - will be
offering an unequalled choice of 55 direct city-pair routes between Canada and
Europe this summer, to a total of 30 destinations.
The new A310 - Air Transat's 12th - has, like the others, 259 leather
seats: 20 in Club class and 239 in Economy class. This latest addition to the
fleet has also resulted in the hiring of 15 pilots and 120 flight attendants,
bringing the total number of Air Transat pilots to 275 and flight attendants
to 1,100. Air Transat also operates four Airbus A330s with 362 or 363 seats.
For the summer of 2007, Transat Holidays and Air Transat will together be
serving 30 European cities, including the following new holiday destinations:
Barcelona, Malaga and Vienna. Transat Holidays, for its part, offers
travellers an extensive range of tours - escorted and independent - vehicle
rental and accommodation through its partnerships with more than 600 hotels in
10 European countries. Finally, Transat Holidays and Nolitours, another
Transat tour operator, in cooperation with Air Transat and other airlines, are
offering a broad selection of sun destinations this summer season.
For information on destinations served by Air Transat and on other
services provided by the carrier, including seat selection and the Air Transat
Kids Club program, visit http://www.airtransat.com/. The best way to learn
more about holiday packages available through Transat Holidays and Nolitours
is to visit a travel agent.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. It carries some
2.5 million passengers annually to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries. Air
Transat has a fleet of 16 Airbus A330s and A310s. The company employs
approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc.,
an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination
countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.
For further information:
For further information: Pierre Tessier, (514) 987-1660, ext. 4509;
Source: Transat A.T. Inc., www.transat.com