Air Transat and Porter Airlines Launch Codeshare Partnership
Air Transat and Porter Airlines have announced the launch of a new bi-lateral codeshare agreement, which has now been activated to include Porter domestic flights to and from Halifax and Billy Bishop Toronto City and Montreal airports.
On Tuesday (October 18, 2022), Air Transat announced the launch of a new codeshare partnership with Porter Airlines. Air Transat has now placed their ‘TS’ code on Porter operated domestic flights to and from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and Montreal (YUL), as well as between Halifax (YHZ) and Montreal. Travelers will now enjoy seamless connectivity via Montreal across Air Transat’s network, including winter connections to/from Paris, London and Lisbon, as well as domestic and several South destinations. The codeshare will include U.S. transborder connections later this year. Codesharing allows the combination of flights from both carriers on a single ticket, along with baggage check-in to the final destination.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Transat’s Vice President – Network, Revenue Management and Pricing, Michèle Barre, said,
“We are delighted that our codeshare agreement with Porter Airlines is taking off. Our respective networks are highly complementary, with Porter serving Toronto and Halifax, and Air Transat serving some 15 countries. This will provide both our passengers with an expanded, yet seamless experience, and is perfectly in line with Air Transat's strategy initiated earlier this year to develop our network through alliances.”
Also commenting on the new codeshare agreement, Porter Airlines’ Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Kevin Jackson, added,
“We have found an ideal partner in Air Transat to launch Porter's first codeshare agreement. Connecting passengers in two of our most important markets, Toronto and Halifax, with Air Transat's European and North American network is a great benefit. This is just the beginning, as we intend to expand Porter's own network to create many more travel opportunities between our two airlines.”
During the next phase of the bi-lateral codeshare partnership, Porter Airlines will place their ‘PD’ code on select Air Transat operated flights between destinations in Europe, the U.S. and Canada, pending regulatory approvals. Codeshare flights are now available for bookings made via Air Transat, for departures from November 2, 2022.
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, Europe and the Caribbean. In the U.S., Air Transat also offers 265 additional destinations through partnerships with other airlines. 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.