Air Transat and Porter Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership
Air Transat and Porter Airlines have concluded a codeshare partnership which will be implemented for the summer 2022 season. The first phase of the agreement will focus on linking Porter’s Toronto City and Halifax-Stanfield bases to Transat’s Montreal hub.
On Tuesday (March 8, 2022), Air Transat announced the launch of a new codeshare partnership with Porter Airlines, with implementation for summer 2022. During the first phase of the codeshare, the carriers will connect Porter’s bases at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and Halifax-Stanfield (YHZ) to Air Transat’s Montreal-Trudeau (YUL) hub, providing increased connectivity within Canada, the U.S. and internationally. Under the partnership, each airline will market under their own codes flights operated by the other partner, allowing single-ticket itineraries and baggage through-checking.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Transat’s President and CEO, Annick Guérard, said,
“We are very excited to team up with Porter in an important partnership that will contribute to the strengthening of our network and reinforce our leadership in our main markets. This promising agreement brings together two award-winning, traveller-centric brands whose flight schedules are complementary, and creates great opportunities for customers who are looking for quality and effortless travel. By providing better connectivity, it will not only enhance our destination offering for our Canadian and international customers, but also save them time and make their lives easier.”
Also commenting on the new codeshare partnership, Porter Airlines’ President and CEO, Michael Deluce, said,
“This code-sharing agreement with Air Transat nicely complements our own growth plans. The introduction of seamless access to international markets, where Air Transat has made its mark, is an especially great benefit for our passengers. The overall combination of new routes and finding a partner that shares our dedication to delivering a great travel experience is a perfect fit.”
Porter Airlines will place their code on Air Transat flights to and from Montreal to 11 European destinations including Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Lyn, Madrid, Paris, Porto, Toulouse and Venice, as well as 13 destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean (Cancun, Cayo Coco, Holguin, La Romana, Montego Bay, Port-au-Prince, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Roatan, Samana, Santa Clara and Varadero). Porter will also place their marketing code on Air Transat-operated flights to five U.S. destinations including Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and San Francisco, as well as domestically to Calgary and Vancouver. Likewise, Air Transat will place their code on Porter’s flights to and from Toronto Billy Bishop and Halifax, connecting to all previously mentioned destinations via Montreal.
Porter Airlines is an Official 4 Star Airline® in the World Airline Star Rating®. The carrier offers domestic Canadian and transborder U.S. service with flights to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Fredericton, Saint John, Moncton, Halifax, St. John’s, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Sudbury, Timmons, Windsor, New York-Newark, Chicago-Midway, Boston and Washington-Dulles. Additionally, Porter offers seasonal service to Mt. Tremblant (Quebec), Muskoka (Ontario) and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Stephenville, N.L. Porter Airlines currently operates a fleet of De Havilland Aircraft of Canada Dash 8-400s.
Montreal-based Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ), the parent company of Air Transat, 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.
Source(s): Air Transat, Porter Airlines