Montreal, May 25, 2022 – Air Transat, named World’s Best Leisure Airline in 2021 by Skytrax, is proud to announce that it is enhancing its exclusive virtual interlining service with the addition of Canadian carrier Air North, Yukon’s Airline, to its innovative connectair by Air Transat platform. This now means travellers can combine Air Transat and Air North flights, making it easy for them to fly to or from Edmonton, Kelowna, Victoria, Yellowknife and Whitehorse.
“We are proud to be adding Air North to our virtual interlining service connectair by Air Transat, thereby enhancing connectivity both in Canada and internationally,” said Michèle Barre, Vice-President, Network, Revenue Management and Pricing at Air Transat. “This revolutionary service, which we offer exclusively in Canada, not only provides our loyal customers with an expanded offering of connection options, it also gives a broader pool of travellers the opportunity to experience Air Transat’s renowned hospitality and flying experience.”
This addition brings the total number of partners accessible through the platform to eight and the number of additional destinations available in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, and Canada to more than 245.
“We’re delighted to offer our passengers the opportunity to seamlessly connect between award-winning airlines,” said Ben Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer at Air North, Yukon’s Airline. “For example, passengers on our newest route to Toronto will have access to new connections to Montreal, as well as destinations in over 25 countries. And for Air Transat’s customers, much of Canada’s North is now within easy reach, giving them the opportunity to experience the culture, adventure, and incredible amenities found in the Yukon and Northwest Territories—and enjoy with our authentic Yukon hospitality along the way.”
Connections are available through the search engine on airtransat.com and through some flight aggregators. When booking, customers are redirected to the connectair.airtransat.com platform, which offers the best self-connection options and low fares depending on the departure city. The booking also includes a guarantee in case of flight delay or cancellation, ensuring that travellers arrive at their destination as quickly as possible.
To learn more about connectair by Air Transat, travellers are invited to visit airtransat.com or watch this short video.
About Air Transat
Founded in Montreal 35 years ago, Air Transat is a leading leisure travel brand. Voted World's Best Leisure Airline by passengers at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, it flies to international and Canadian destinations, striving to serve its customers with enthusiasm and friendliness at every stage of their trip or stay, and emphasizing safety throughout. It is renewing its fleet with the greenest aircraft in their category as part of a commitment to a healthier environment, knowing that this is essential to its operations and the magnificent destinations it offers. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a world-renowned holiday travel provider that achieved Travelife certification in 2018 in recognition of its sustainability commitments.
Recent distinctions and awards
- World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
- Named to Forbes World’s Best Employers List
- Best Tour Operator and Favourite Overall Supplier at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
- Ranked as Canada’s 21st best corporate citizen by Corporate Knights
About Air North, Yukon’s Airline
Air North, Yukon’s Airline was founded in 1977 and is 49% owned by the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. One in 15 Yukoners have an equity or employment stake in the airline. Air North operates a fleet of Boeing 737 jets and ATR 42 turboprops on routes throughout Yukon and to the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, and seasonally to Ontario. In 2020 it was the recipient of the Travellers’ Choice Award for Best Airline in Canada and Best Airline (Specialty and Leisure) in North America based upon glowing reviews from its passengers.
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Source: Transat A.T. Inc.
For more information: Marie-Christine Pouliot, Senior Advisor, Public Relations and Marketing - firstname.lastname@example.org / Benjamin Ryan, Chief Commercial Officer, Air North, Yukon's Airline - email@example.com - flyairnorth.com - 867-336-0509