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Air Transat standardizes its fares in Economy Class

Montreal, September 25, 2018 — Air Transat, named the 2018 World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, is standardizing its Eco Fares for its transatlantic, South, Canadian and US destinations. In order to align its flexibility conditions with those of the airline industry, Air Transat has revised its lowest‑priced fare, Eco Budget, which will no longer include a free checked bag or the possibility to make changes or cancellations. Passengers booking an Eco Budget as of October 2, 2018, for flights as of April 1, 2019, will be charged a fee for their first piece of checked baggage of 23 kg (for Europe) or 30 kg (for Israel).

New Eco Fare conditions

The Eco Fares are a family of fares that allow, among other things, the flexibility to change or cancel a flight for free or for a nominal fee. They’re designed so passengers will only pay for the services they actually need. Below is an overview of the new Eco Fare conditions.

Eco Budget

The lowest fare

  • No changes or cancellations
  • No checked bag included

 

Eco Standard 

The best value

  • Changes and cancellations with fees
  • One checked bag included
  • Free standard seat selection

 

Eco Flex 

The fare with the most flexibility

  • Changes and cancellations for free
  • Two checked bags included
  • Priority services at the airport
  • Any seat selection, based on availability

 

With the revised baggage policy, passengers save when they prepay

Travellers can now save up to 20% on airport check-in fees by paying in advance online. Below are the revised baggage fees based on destination and time of payment.

Flight-only baggage fees

First bag

Second bag

Prepaid

At the airport

Europe and Israel

23 kg
(30 kg for Israel)
$55

23 kg
(30 kg for Israel)
$70

23 kg
(30 kg for Israel)
$100

 

 

 

 

Flight-only baggage fees

First bag

Second bag

Prepaid

At the airport

Prepaid

At the airport

South, US and flights within Canada

23 kg
$25

23 kg
$30

23 kg
$40

23 kg
$50

All of the details on the revised Eco Fares are available here.

Greater comfort thanks to Club Class and Option Plus

While the Eco Fares include the flexibility for passengers to change or cancel their flight, other options exist to provide the best on-board experience possible. Air Transat’s Club Class combines exceptional personalized service with flexibility. It continues to offer passengers a most pleasant and comfortable inflight experience, in addition to complimentary seat selection, a generous checked baggage allowance, more space on board, as well as priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling. As for Club Class passengers, many perks await them on board, such as an exclusive Comfort Kit, a welcome cocktail, a wide selection of quality wines, beverages and snacks, as well as delicious meals, including the gourmet dishes from the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina.  

And lastly, passengers who opt for Option Plus will be treated to more benefits in Economy Class, such as a first checked bag free of charge, seat selection, priority check-in at a dedicated counter, priority boarding and baggage handling, as well as special on-board perks for optimal comfort.

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

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