Transat Resuming Flights To 22 Destinations On 23JUL
Anna Kroupina, Open Jaw
Transat expects to gradually resume flights and tour operations as of 23JUL, 2020, subject to the lifting of travel restrictions.
Transat also released its Q2 financial report today, in which it revealed a $179.5 million loss due to the coronavirus.Click hereto read more on what Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer, Transat, had to say about Transat's financial standings, the outlook on travel, the TS-AC merger and the issue of future travel credits.
Summer 2020 Schedule
Transat's summer flight schedule, planned for 23JUL to 31OCT, includes 22 destinations in Europe, the South, the United States and Canada.
The company will also offer South and Europe packages and will gradually reopen travel agencies in its network starting 15JUN, 2020.
“After these long months that put the entire tourism industry to the test, we are very happy to announce today the resumption of our operations,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer of Transat. “We will gradually operate a flight schedule with 23 international routes to Europe, the South and the United States, in addition to a domestic flight schedule between major Canadian cities."
From YUL, TS will gradually operate direct flights to: Athens (Greece), Bordeaux (France), Lisbon (Portugal), Lyon (France), Nantes (France), Marseille (France), Paris (France) and Toulouse (France). Travellers from Toronto will benefit from direct flights to Athens (Greece), Glasgow (Scotland), London (England), Manchester (England), Porto (Portugal) and Rome (Italy).
Forsouth destinations, Air Transat will offer:
Direct flightsfrom YUL and YYZto Cayo Coco (Cuba), Cancun (Mexico), Fort Lauderdale (Florida) and Punta Cana (Dominican Republic).
One direct flight a weekfrom YULto Port-au-Prince (Haiti).
The airline will also offer domestic flights between Montreal, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver.
Depending on demand and the easing of regulatory restrictions, Air Transat says it may enhance its flight schedule for SEP and OCT.
Temporary Suspension Of Certain Routes
Transat says COVID-19 and its impact on the tourism industry are forcing the operator to extend the suspension of some of its flights, significantly reduce its capacity and completely cancel certain routes for the 2020 summer season.
Until the end of the summer season, the airline is suspending these flights:
InEurope: Amsterdam, Basel-Mulhouse, Barcelona, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Faro, Lamezia, Madrid, Malaga, Nice, Prague, Venice and Zagreb
South: Cayo Largo, Holguin, Montego Bay, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Roatan, Santa Clara, Samana and Varadero
To theUnited States: New Orleans, Orlando and San Diego.
All direct flightsfrom YVR and YQBto Europe and the South.
Customers affected by these cancellations will receive a travel credit for the value of the amount received on file, which they can use within 24 months of their original return dates, says Transat.
Click herefor more information on Transat's 2020 summer flight schedule.
Change And Cancellation Policy
Transat is allowing customers who booked before 04MAR, 2020 to change their travel dates, destination or package at no charge up to seven days before departure. If they prefer to cancel their trip, they will receive a travel credit valid for 24 months.
Customers who booked on or after 04MAR (the date TS launched its “Book with peace of mind” policy) can make the same changes at no charge up to 24 hours before departure. If they prefer to cancel their trip, they will receive a travel credit valid for 12 months.
Anna Kroupina Journalist
Anna is OJ's newest member and she joins the team as a writer/reporter. She co-writes the daily news and covers events. Although she's new to the industry, pursuing a career path in travel/tourism has been a goal since her first family road trip to the Florida Keys sparked a desire to discover the world and this exhilarating, fast-paced industry.