Lima will join the operation, with flights operating from both Toronto and Montreal this winter (subject to the usual authorizations).
This program expansion will create a new gateway to South America, in addition to the flights already offered to Colombia.
The airline is planning to operate its Toronto–Lima flights twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from December 20 to April 24; in addition, Montreal–Lima flights will be operated once weekly, on Fridays, from December 22 to April 26.
Meanwhile, Montreal–Cozumel flights will be operated once weekly, on Fridays, from December 15 to April 26, which the airline recently relaunched.
Air Transat will deploy an Airbus A321LR on these routes, configured in a 199-seat layout, with 12 seats in Club Class ad 187 Economy Seats. Both have onboard Inflight Entertainment screens for passengers to use in flight.
Michèle Barre, Transat’s Chief Revenue Officer, said:
“We are proud to add Lima to our portfolio of destinations on three continents,”
“This strategic expansion allows us to diversify our long-haul offering by maximising the use of our A321LR aircraft, and to capitalize on the sustained growth of tourism in South America. Meanwhile, we are consolidating our presence in the Mexican market – a key destination of our Caribbean winter program – by restarting our operations in Cozumel.”
An interesting expansion
With Air Tranat dealing with holiday traffic primarily (along with some trunk routes that require the use of their A321LR and A330 aircraft, it seems that they are using the advantages the A321LR offers the airline – being able to offer long and thin routes, whilst being able to offer different levels of product onboard.
With the dates given for the operation windows, there are plenty of chances to escape the cold Canadian winters for a bit of sun in South America, and beyond.
Source : Economy Class And Beyond