Air Transat Adds Air North to Their Virtual Interlining Platform
Air Transat is enhancing their virtual interlining service ‘connectair by Air Transat’ with the addition of Air North, Yukon’s Airline. Travelers will now be able to seamlessly connect to and from Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Yellowknife and Whitehorse.
On Wednesday (May 25, 2022), Air Transat announced the addition of Air North, Yukon’s Airline, to their virtual interlining platform ‘connectair by Air Transat.’ Customers will now be able to combine Air Transat and Air North flights making it easier to connect to or from Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Yellowknife and Whitehorse. With the addition of Air North, connectair by Air Transat expands to eight airline partners, and over 245 destinations across Canada, Central America, South America, Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
In Wednesday’s announcment, Air Transat’s Vice President – Network, Revenue Management and Pricing, Michèle Barre, said,
“We are proud to be adding Air North to our virtual interlining service connectair by Air Transat, thereby enhancing connectivity both in Canada and internationally. This revolutionary service, which we offer exclusively in Canada, not only provides our loyal customers with an expanded offering of connection options; it also gives a broader pool of travellers the opportunity to experience Air Transat’s renowned hospitality and flying experience.”
Also commenting on the new virtual interlining partnership, Air North’s Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Ryan, said,
“We’re delighted to offer our passengers the opportunity to seamlessly connect between award-winning airlines. For example, passengers on our newest route to Toronto will have access to new connections to Montreal, as well as destinations in over 25 countries. And for Air Transat’s customers, much of Canada’s North is now within easy reach, giving them the opportunity to experience the culture, adventure, and incredible amenities found in the Yukon and Northwest Territories—and enjoy with our authentic Yukon hospitality along the way.”
Connections to Air North flights are now available through the search engine on airtransat.com and through select flight aggregators. When booking, customers will be redirected to the connectair by Air Transat platform which offers the best connection options and low fares, depending on departure city. Additionally, virtual interline bookings include a guarantee in case of flight delay or cancellation, ensuring travelers arrive at their destination as quickly as possible.
Founded in 1977, Air North is ‘Yukon’s Airline’ and is 49 percent owned by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. Fully 20 percent of Yukoners have an equity or employment stake in the airline. Air North operates a fleet of Boeing 737s and ATR 42 turboprops on routes throughout the Yukon and to the Northwest Territories, British Columbia and Alberta, as well as seasonally to Ontario.
An Introduction to connectair by Air Transat - Courtesy Air Transat
Montreal-based Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ), the parent company of Air Transat, was founded over 35 years ago. The company has 5,000 employees and is the third largest airline in Canada, as well as the leading integrated tourism company. Transat offers vacation packages, hotel accommodations and air service to more than 60 destinations in over 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Air Transat has been voted the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The carrier is currently renewing their fleet with the most fuel-efficient and environmentally aircraft in their class, as part of Air Transat’s commitment to a healthier environment, knowing that this is essential for the preservation of the magnificent destinations they serve.
Source: Transat A.T. Inc.