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Air Transat At Heathrow?  
User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5042 times:

I was driving down the M4 towards Wales today and I saw an Air Transat A310 on approach to Heathrow. Was this a diversion or a charter? Didn't know that Air Transat flew into LHR.

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User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Its no diversion...

Canadian Affair offer chartered flights (even though they market them as scheduled!) between LHR and YYZ at weekends when slots are more easily available, between May and September.

The vast majority of their program between London and Toronto is from LGW, but I guess this opens them up to a bit more of the market for passengers who do not want to lower themselves to fly from a "Bucket and Spade" airport like Gatwick!  Wink

The price for the LHR routes are compariable with LGW and have been offering them since Summer 2007.

http://www.canadianaffair.com/en/flight_schedules/


User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

Yes, Air Transat serves LHR, they offer YYZ. But I think its a seasonal service.

They also offer LGW and quite a few over UK airports.



seemyseems
User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 4757 times:

Oh, right. Thanks for the answer. So much for Heathrow being "full up".

User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4547 times:



Quoting Cambrian (Reply 3):
Oh, right. Thanks for the answer. So much for Heathrow being "full up".

Well it is full up really!

These are only two flights a week, I doubt they would have any chance in obtaining respectable time slots during the week...

Most airlines that fly from LHR that offer daily multi-frequencies during the week, usually operate a slightly reduced frequency at weekends and is inevitable a couple of slots will be free.

It just offers Canadian Affair a slightly larger catchment area to London. Plus also Canadian's flying to the UK who may not be familiar with LGW may take up this service.


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