Flights to Tel Aviv: Air Transat passengers will be allowed one piece of checked baggage of 30 kg

Montreal, March 23, 2017 — Air Transat is proud to announce that its Economy Class passengers travelling to or from Tel Aviv, Israel, will be permitted one piece of checked baggage of 30 kg. This new allowance will be effective June 18, the date of the inaugural flight.

“We’re certain that this announcement will appeal to travellers flying to Israel to visit friends and family for a long holiday,” says Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “We’re pleased to offer this distinct advantage to our clients, reinforcing our role as a leader in leisure travel.”

Also, it is worth reminding that, to meet certain dietary preferences and restrictions, Air Transat offers all passengers the option to pre-order special meals, such as kosher and glatt kosher meals. Special meals can be pre-ordered up to 72 hours before departure.

Option Plus and Club Class: an even more generous baggage allowance
Economy Class passengers travelling to or from Tel Aviv who book an Option Plus upgrade will be allowed one additional piece of checked baggage of 30 kg, for a total of 60 kg. Option Plus benefits also include complimentary seat selection, priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling, as well as extras on board. Meanwhile, travellers in Club Class will be allowed two pieces of checked baggage of 32 kg each, for a total of 64 kg.

Israel with Transat
As of June 18, Transat will be offering a direct flight from Montreal to Tel Aviv, in addition to guided tours and packages that will allow travellers to discover this destination and the many touristic attractions in and around Israel. This flight, also available from Toronto with a connection in Montreal, will operate twice a week, on Wednesdays and Sundays, until the end of October. This new flight on Airbus A330-300 aircraft consisting of 332 seats will allow travellers to enjoy an unparalleled experience with Air Transat, named Best North American Leisure Airline five years in a row. 

About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. Every year, it carries some three million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 2,500 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2016, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax. In recent years, the carrier has earned multiple distinctions for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Since 2011, it has consistently been ranked number one in North America for energy efficiency, and in the Top 20 worldwide, by the Atmosfair Airline Index. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Contact: Caroline Gagnon, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4662.

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