Travelling in the cabin with your pet on the wings of Air Transat

Montreal, July 19, 2018Air Transat, named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, is now offering its passengers in Economy Class the opportunity to travel with their pet in the aircraft’s cabin[1]. This new service, which aims to provide passengers with greater peace of mind, enhances the existing pets and service dogs policy.

Thus, cats and dogs 10 kg (22 pounds) or less (including the weight of the cage) will be allowed on the vast majority of the carrier's flights[2]. The caged animal must be placed under the seat in front of the traveller.

In case an allergic passenger is seated close to an animal, accommodating measures will be taken once on board.

Travellers interested in this new service are invited to reserve their pet's place through the Information and Seat Selection Center at 1-877-TRANSAT. It will also be possible to make the reservation once at the airport, but the number of animals traveling in the cabin is limited. The price per flight, per animal in cabin is $50 for domestic, South and U.S. flights and $ 90 for Europe flights.

All the details of this new service are available on Air Transat’s website.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 4.5 million passengers every year. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development.

Recent distinctions and awards (2017-2018)

  • Named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
  • Ranked by Atmosfair among the world’s Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency
  • Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  • Voted Best Airline at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec

[1] The list of conditions to be respected for pets travelling in cabin is presented on Air Transat’s website.

[2] This service is offered on all routes except for flights to and from Jamaica and Saint Lucia and flights to the United Kingdom and Ireland. This service is not available on connecting flight.


Contact: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4076

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