Air Transat’s grand entrance into Budapest

Montreal, June 18, 2015 — Air Transat celebrated the inauguration of its first Toronto-Budapest via Montreal flight at both Toronto Pearson International and Montreal Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International airports yesterday. To mark the occasion, a Grand Budapest Hotel themed décor was set up at both airports and passengers were treated to a variety of surprises including food and wine.

"The addition of Budapest to our European lineup is something to celebrate," says Annick Guérard, the General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. "Based on the success of our Prague addition last year, the choice of Budapest as a new destination was a natural one for us. Thanks to our direct flights we can open the doors of Western Europe to our clients. We are extremely proud of these additions to our portfolio and are committed to continuing to provide dream vacations with inspiring destinations," adds Guérard.

Budapest, Air Transat’s newest destination available via direct flight from Toronto and Montreal, will be offered on Wednesdays from June 17 to October 7, 2015. A city rich in history, the Hungarian capital is sure to enchant travellers with its charming blend of old and new, East and West.

Present during the event in Montreal were members of the Hungarian Embassy, the Hungarian Tourism Office, Jean-François Lemay, General Manager of Air Transat and Annick Guérard. In Toronto, members of the Consulate General of Hungary and the Hungarian National Tourist Office participated.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2014.

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