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User currently offlineGtarrowhead From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1205 times:

Can anyone please give me some info on Air Transat. Is it linked to Airtran?



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User currently offlineCPDC10-30 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4992 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Air Transat is not in any way linked to AirTran. It is a Canadian charter operation that is based in Montreal. They have a fleet of various L-1011, 757 and A-330 for domestic and international flights.

User currently offlineYMQ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

Not at all.
TS is owned by Groupe Transat AT based in Montreal. It started as a charter airline but they later decided to follow the vertical integration path: they now own travel agencies and tour operators. They also own a stake (49%?) of Paris-based Star airlines.

User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Is it true that with the AC/CP integration, that Air Transat is going to follow the example of Royal Airlines and become a full fledged scheduled carrier?

I think that they would do a good job. I flew them once in 1998 from YVR-YYZ and was impressed with the service, very comparable with what you would receive on AC or CP, but with a much. much cheaper fare.

User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1050 times:

Transat isn't headed toward the scheduled operations market. They are keeping with their charter focus, and their executives have recently been quite plain in stating this. Canada3000 and Royal, as well as a new division of Skyservice to be called RootsAir are examples of charters going scheduled, but Transat hasn't shown any moves towards the daily scheduled market.

User currently offlineGKirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25347 posts, RR: 54
Reply 5, posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Dont Air Transat operate scheduled services to some UK airports but only once or twice a week except for MAN and LGW? , which recieve near daily services from airports in Canada.

When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
User currently offlineNa From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 11589 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (15 years 9 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1012 times:

...and Air Transat is the 10th largest Charter operator in the world.

That´s interesting: From the 10 largest charter airlines of our world most are European (especially German and British), 2 are from Canada. Condor is the largest charter airline.

User currently offlineAirtime From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 86 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (15 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 998 times:

I would be intered to know what is the top 10 chater list in the world

User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (15 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 987 times:

Top 10 charter airlines: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/278115/

As to Air Transat's scheduled services: technically they do offer some scheduled flights, at least in name, but because of the way they are a subsidiary of a travel company, their distribution network through their in-house tour companies and travel agencies is effectively a charter-type operation. For all intents and purposes the designation of scheduled carrier on some routes means very little, as TS operates in a very charter-type focus in many ways. This is great for them, as they're very successful at this... but it's not like Canada3000 which is going towards more scheduled type operations all the time.

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