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Montreal: Air Transat returns to Brussels, launches Amsterdam

The airline company Air Transat relaunched its seasonal route between Montreal and Brusselsand inaugurated the one destined foramsterdam.

Until the end of October 2022, the Canadian leisure company offers two to three flights per week between its base in Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau and the airport of Brussels-Zaventem, operated by Airbus A321LR which can accommodate 12 passengers in Business class and 187 in Economy. Departures from Canada are scheduled Monday, Thursday and Sunday at 8:10 p.m. to arrive the next day at 9:00 a.m., return flights leaving Belgium Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 10:45 a.m. to land at 12:25 p.m.

Air Transat is in competition with Air Canada on this route launched more than 30 years ago, then suspended “for many months” due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Its relaunch is a “sign of the strong ties that unite the two countries”.

We are very happy to once again be able to offer our Belgian passengers a direct flight service between Brussels and Montreal. Obtaining the title of Best Leisure Airline in the World in 2021 once again demonstrates that Air Transat has a very special place in the hearts of our passengers. We owe this to our crews, proud to promote Quebec and its hospitality. Our passengers will also have the chance to travel on board our new Airbus A321neoLR which has the lowest environmental impact in its class, reinforcing the company’s commitment to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. “, underlines in a press release Cyril Cousin, Director France, Benelux, Switzerland and Germany of Air Transat.

Thanks to an extensive network of domestic flights, Belgian visitors will be able to discover or rediscover Canadian provinces and cities. Thus, no less than five Canadian destinations are open to travellers, expatriates and other lovers of Canada from Brussels Airport. Indeed, passengers also have the option of traveling to Quebec City (YQB), Toronto (YYZ), Calgary (YYC) or Vancouver (YVR) after a short stopover or stop-over in Montreal (YUL).

It is with pleasure that we welcome the return of Air Transat, a long-standing partner of Brussels Airport, among our airlines. adds Arnaud Feist, CEO of Brussels Airport Company. ” With this return, we are increasing our capacity between Brussels Airport and Canada, Montreal more precisely, one of our most popular destinations during the summer months. We are all the more delighted with this return as it is being made in a sustainable way with A321neoLRs, which will strongly contribute to the ‘greening’ of the fleet from Brussels Airport. “.

Air Transat also inaugurated its new service between Montreal and Amsterdam Schiphol, with until mid-October there still two to three weekly rotations in A321LR. Departures are scheduled for Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:30 p.m. arriving the following day at 11:25 a.m., with return flights leaving the Netherlands on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 1:10 p.m. to land at 2:45 p.m. It faces competition from KLM on this route, which is added to that departing from Toronto-Pearson.

We are very happy to offer our customers easy access to another gem of European culture. Amsterdam joins 18 other destinations to explore from Montreal said Joseph Adamo, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer at Transat. ” The Netherlands is a fascinating destination, both steeped in history and looking to the future, recognized for its efforts in terms of eco-responsibility. Air Transat highlights this experience with the Airbus A321neoLR, the greenest aircraft in its class “.

What a pleasure to see Air Transat’s star once again land on our tarmac after an absence of more than two years. We are also delighted that Air Transat is operating an Airbus A321neoLR on its two routes between Canada and the Netherlands, to Toronto and Montreal. added Marcel Lekkerkerk, Director of Partnerships at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

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