Air Transat increases its presence in France and Belgium year round with its TGV AIR service, offered in association with the SNCF

Montreal, February 1, 2019 — Air Transat, named the 2018 World’s Best Leisure Airline, is pleased to announce that sale of its new TGV AIR service, offered in association with the SNCF in France, is now available across all its platforms. The service lets Air Transat passengers landing in Paris connect with the TGV railway system to reach various cities in France as well as Brussels. The service makes life much easier for travellers: It’s one booking, one rate, one ticket. And as of today, they can book their travel.

“France is a vital market to Air Transat, and our partnership with the SNCF and its TGV AIR service is proof positive of that,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat. “This is the first time the service is being offered by a North American airline. It will open up travel to many regions in France and to Brussels throughout the year. Our goal was to increase our presence in this market, and we’re very excited about how that will benefit our passengers,” she concludes.   

Nineteen destinations year-round from Paris-Charles de Gaulle

With TGV AIR, Air Transat will provide Canadian travellers with access to 18 cities in France and to Brussels, Belgium, at any time of year. That means easy travel to Aix-en-Provence, Angers, Avignon, Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Le Mans, Lille, Metz-Nancy, Montpellier, Nimes, Poitiers, Rennes, Tours St-Pierre-des-Corps, Strasbourg, and Valence via high-speed train from Paris‑CDG, regardless of the season. Air Transat is also upping the number of its direct summer flights to Nantes, Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille, France, and to Brussels, Belgium.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas and Europe, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries some 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 certification in 2018 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
  • 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

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

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