Canada’s Air Transat will increase its number of weekly flights from Toronto and Montreal to London for the 2020 summer season.
London Gatwick-Toronto will increase from daily to twice daily, while Gatwick-Montreal will increase from three to five times weekly.
The carrier will also add capacity from Glasgow and Dublin to Toronto, phasing out its Airbus A310s and replacing them with A330 and A321neo LRs. Both routes will be five times weekly, along with its Manchester-Toronto route.
In May, Air Transat took delivery of the first of 15 A321neo LR aircraft that will be added to its fleet by 2022.
Club Class (premium economy) has 12 leather seats with wider touch screens and a leg rest. The 187 economy seats have USB ports for charging.
The aircraft will also serve Air Transat’s new summer route from Montreal to Copenhagen.
The Montreal-based airline is part of Transat AT, a Canadian tourism company which offers package holidays.
Transat AT is in the process of being acquired by rival Air Canada, pending regulatory approval. It is unclear whether the Air Transat branding and identity will be retained, or whether it might be folded into Air Canada’s low-cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge.
Air Canada’s Head of Sales John MacLeod discussed the takeover in an interview with Business Traveller earlier this year, but said such decisions had not yet been made.