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  • Joe Breitfeller

Air Transat Starts Service Between Montreal and San Francisco, Unveils Winter 2022/23 Program

Air Transat operated their inaugural flight, TS224, between Montreal and San Francisco on Thursday evening, May 19th. The carrier has also unveiled their ambitious winter 2022/23 flying program which includes over 350 destinations worldwide.


Air Transat Airbus A321neo LR - Courtesy Airbus

On Friday (May 20, 2022), Air Transat announced the launch of inaugural nonstop service between Montreal and San Francisco, with the first flight, TS224, departing Montreal on Thursday evening, May 19th. The route will be operated twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays through the end of October 2022. The new San Francisco service follows the launch of three weekly flights between Montreal and Los Angeles, which started on Monday, May 16th. Both routes will be serviced with an Airbus A321neo LR featuring more personal space and larger individual HD inflight entertainment (IFE) screens in both Economy and Club Class.


In today’s announcment, Transat’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Joseph Adamo, said,


“San Francisco is a breath-taking city, ideally located between the ocean and the mountains, and renowned for its outstanding cuisine. We are very excited to open up a whole new world of discovery and sunshine to our customers with the addition of San Francisco as a second Californian destination for Air Transat.”


Aéroports de Montréal’s (ADM) Vice President – Airport Operations and Air Services Development, Stéphane Lapierre, added,


“In just a few days, Air Transat has unveiled a brand-new Californian experience with new routes to Los Angeles and now San Francisco, another jewel of the Pacific Coast. With its rich history, culture and eccentricity, its high technology contribution, and its role as a pioneer in sustainable development, this new destination enhances the service from YUL and is in complete harmony with the values and mission of our city and our organization.”


Also commenting on Air Transat’s new service, San Francisco International Airport’s Director, Ivar C. Satero, said,


“We are thrilled to welcome Air Transat to SFO. Being the Bay Area airport of choice for this new service is a true point of pride for us, and we are excited to showcase the world-class airport experience we have created for the passengers of Air Transat.”


In a previous press release on Thursday (May 19, 2022), Air Transat unveiled their ambitious winter 2022/23 flying program which includes over 350 destinations, the most in the carrier’s history. The schedule includes approximately 50 Transat-operated destinations and around 300 others via ‘connectair by Air Transat’ the company’s virtual interlining service, as well as through codeshare arrangements.


In Thursday’s announcment, Air Transat’s Vice President – Network, Revenue Management and Pricing, Michéle Barre, said,


“Our customers want and need to travel. Our response to their expectations is unique, of high quality and rich in options. We are offering an unprecedented range of destinations on four continents for this coming winter as we continue to develop and strengthen our air network.”


Air Transat's Winter 2022/23 Flying Program - Courtesy Air Transat

As previously mentioned, connectair by Air Transat allows travelers to combine Air Transat flights with those of seven partner airlines, thereby adding over 240 additional destinations across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central America, South America and Canada. When combined with flights operated by Air Transat and codeshare partners, customers will enjoy seamless connectivity to more than 350 destinations for the winter 2022/23 season.



Source: Transat A.T., Inc.