Air Transat will extend its A321LR service to Nantes this winter

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The Quebec airline based in Montreal Air Transat and the airport Nantes Atlantique announced the extension of the Nantes-Montreal for the first time this winter.

Up to 3 times a week, Air Transat passengers will be able to cross the Atlantic between Nantes and Montreal on Mondays from November 6 to January 8, Wednesdays from December 13 to January 10 and Saturdays from November 4 to January 13, 2024 Capacity will also be increased for the spring-summer 2024 season, starting May 3, 2024, with up to 6 direct flights per week at the peak of the season. THE plane tickets are already on sale, from €428 including tax for a return trip without checked baggage, or €638 including tax for a return trip with checked baggage included, details the press release from Nantes Atlantique airport.

On this occasion, the Canadian airline which recalls that it was elected “Best Leisure Airline in the World” at the World Airline Awards 2023 SkyTraxand this for the fifth time, presented its device Airbus A321LR. This first wide single-aisle aircraft “consumes less fuel, produces less noise and generates less greenhouse gases than any other device in this category”. “It fits perfectly with the sustained efforts of Air Transat and VINCI Airports in terms of sustainable development. Also equipped with a spacious cabin and state-of-the-art audio and video equipment integrated into the passenger seats, this aircraft provides quality of service and comfort for this long-haul journey.ndicates the press release. This winter, with a simple connection in Montreal, travelers departing from Nantes will also be able to discover other international destinations such as Florida (Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Orlando), there Dominican Republic (Punta Cana and Samana) or Cuba (Varadero And Cayo Coco).

The press conference took place in the new Airbus A321LR on a stopover at Nantes Atlantique airport before taking off again towards Montreal. “Our dearest wish has always been to simplify the travel experience of our customers by offering them direct flights as close as possible to their homes, a promise that we have kept,” explains Cyril Cousin, Director France, Benelux, Switzerland and Germany of Air Transat. “Today, Air Transat is the only airline to offer direct flights to Canada from eight French cities, including Nantes. We are even more proud to do so aboard our emblematic A321LR, which will operate all flights between Nantes and Montreal this winter. We were the first North American company to use this latest generation device which, in addition to its energy performance, is popular with passengers. »

Xavier Lortat-Jacob, General Director of the airport Nantes Atlantique – VINCI Airportsadded : “The VINCI Airports teams are happy to support the rapprochement between Nantes and Montreal. Montreal is the oldest international destination for our airport, with a longevity of more than 30 years which has made it possible to build strong affinity, economic and cultural exchanges between the French West and Canada. The choice of the A321LR, equipped with engines with the lowest level of fuel consumption and emissions greenhouse gas to operate these flights is totally in line with our common ambitions to decarbonize aviation “.

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