December 4, 2022

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Air Transat: 35th anniversary and new direct Italy-Canada flights

Rome, 11 November. (askanews) – Air Transat is celebrating its 35th anniversary and offering new direct Italy-Canada flights from May 2023. The Canadian carrier is North America’s best leisure airline in the Skytrax World Airline Awards 2022 rankings. In Italy from Rephousee GS, recovery with 85% occupancy on Italy-Canada routes and continuing its commitment to the Italian market confirming the strategic importance of Rome Fiumicino Airport.

The airline network, according to a note, offers 13 direct flights from three Italian airports from May 2023: 5 weekly flights from Rome to Toronto and 4 to Montreal, 2 to Montreal and 1 to Montreal from Venice. and Lamezia Terme 1 flight a week to Toronto. The airline offers convenient connecting flights from Rome, Venice, Lamezia to Vancouver and/or Calgary operated by Air Transat via Toronto or Montreal, as well as domestic flights within Canada and connecting flights to North America.


“With great enthusiasm – said Tiziana Della Serra, Managing Director of Rephouse Gsa of the Italian carrier and Head of Sales and Marketing of Air Transat in Italy – we are celebrating our 35th anniversary by meeting the Italian market. To provide the carrier’s news and the destinations served from Italy to Canada and North America, Aeroporti Today is also an important opportunity to strengthen the partnership with di Roma, which has always been a fundamental focus for Air Transat. 3 Italian airports to Canada, with an average load factor of 80% and 85% from Rome. It is not clear what to expect from this first summer 2022, but be careful. In the meantime, we remain optimistic about the summer ahead.In the summer of 2023, Air Transat will operate 13 non-stop flights from Rome Fiumicino, Venice and Lamezia to Toronto and Montreal. Confirms again. Canadian destinations are served by Air Transat connecting flights from Rome, Venice and Lamezia to the Canadian West Coast, Vancouver and/or Calgary via Toronto or Montreal, but thanks to a codeshare with Porter Airlines. From Montreal the Canadian Atlantic coast connects Halifax and other destinations in the future. Delivery is due in 2025 with the receipt of two new A321LRs and an order for four A321XLRs. Finally – Della Serra – continues its strategic plan for operational efficiency, simplification and renewal of the fleet, along with tourism and long-term recovery. Canada has seen it emerge more and more, asserting itself as a popular destination because it is a place where outdoor activities abound, in boundless spaces with unspoiled nature, a safe, open, inclusive, welcoming and multicultural place. Air Transat is the ideal bridge to fly from Italy to Canada and North America, offering direct or connecting flights that are comfortable and affordable but guarantee medium-high quality content and services. You need to choose the most suitable ratio and flexibility level.

Airbus A330s configured with 346 seats (12 in Club Class and 334 in Economy Class) or 375 seats (12 in Club Class and 363 in Economy Class) are in service on direct flights from Italy. The Canadian carrier, which flies to more than 60 destinations with 30 flights and 5 million passengers a year, is set to bring in only Airbus this year. In addition to the Airbus 330, Air Transat has taken delivery of two A321LRs and expects another five of the type in 2023 and 2024. Additionally, it has finalized its first order for four A321XLRs, including three firm orders. For delivery. Option for 2025-2026 and 2027.


Air Transat has always been and will always be committed to responsible tourism. The program, dedicated to sustainability and fuel management, is one of the most innovative and rigorous in the industry, with more than a dozen initiatives to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by more than 5%. The company is a member of the Saf+ Consortium, which is developing a plant to produce a low-carbon alternative to jet fossil fuel from industrial exhaust gases.

“We are proud to celebrate the 35th anniversary of Air Transat in Italy – said Federico Scriboni, Head of Aviation Business Development at Aeroporti di Roma. – Over the years we have developed a fruitful collaboration with Air Transat, which facilitates the progressive consolidation of a direct connection between Rome and Canada, a high-volume market that is very flexible to supply increases. This reactivity was also reiterated in the last summer 2022 season, which recorded growth of more than +20% in October alone, compared to the same month in the record summer 2019 of North American companies. Rome is one of the most popular. Next summer 2023 will be the same.

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