Sunday, 31 January 2021

Air Transat halts operations....until 30th April


In a shock announcement, the Canadian holiday carrier Air Transat has decided to halt all operations until at least April 30th, with the exception of some repatriation flights.

The travel company says it is making the decision following the recent measures announced by the Canadian government.  In a statement, the firm said "We know that this news is causing a great deal of concern among our customers currently at destination or who planned to travel in the coming weeks, and we’d like to assure them that we’re doing everything we can to ensure that this situation beyond our control has the least impact possible on them. That includes making sure that we have a sufficient number of repatriation flights and available seats to return all our customers back home as soon as possible."

Jean-Marc Eustache, President and Chief Executive Officer said: "We are putting in place the measures requested by the Canadian government, including not travelling to the South. This forces us to temporarily suspend all our flights, including to Europe.  - We obviously share the government's objective to protect Canadians from COVID-19, including the new variants, and this is what all of our personnel have been doing in recent months, particularly onboard our aircraft, with a comprehensive program of adapted sanitary measures."

The travel firm has reiterated its request to the federal government for more sector-specific financial assistance as it battles to cope with the latest shutdown.  It said, 'the airline industry is highly competitive, and international carriers from other countries have benefited from significant support measures from their governments since the beginning of the pandemic. This is creating a considerable imbalance that has hurt the competitiveness of Canada's airlines for months and threatens their survival. Moreover, the entire Canadian economy will be deprived of the vital and strategic contribution of the airline and aeronautics industry when the recovery comes.'

Information for Transat's customers.....

If you’re currently at destination and:

Your return flight is scheduled between now and February 13, 2021, inclusively: 
Your flight will operate as scheduled.
Your return flight is scheduled between February 14 and April 30, 2021, inclusively: 
Due to changes in our flight schedule, your flight will be cancelled. However, rest assured that you will automatically be rebooked on another Air Transat flight back home between February 4 and 13 inclusively, and options for your new travel itinerary will be sent to you as soon as possible. Our teams will treat the affected bookings in order of departure date. We thank you in advance for your understanding and ask that you do not contact us to try to speed up the process.  

 Your return flight is scheduled after April 30, 2021:

 Your flight is planned to operate as scheduled.

If you’re currently in the South on an all-inclusive package, please speak with your destination representative if you have any questions about your return flight.

If you haven’t left yet for your trip (roundtrip flight) scheduled between now and April 30, 2021, inclusively:

Your booking will be cancelled, and you’ll receive a refund for the amount paid, in the original method of payment. You don’t need to contact us to request this refund; it will automatically be applied to your file. If you had booked with a travel credit, the refund will be in the form of a travel credit.

We’d like to remind you that all passengers aged five and up must now present proof of a negative COVID-19 test (see types of molecular tests accepted) taken less than 72 hours before departure in order to travel to Canada. Antigen tests are not accepted. For more details, consult the Canadian government website and our practical guide.

List of repatriation flights

Between January 31 and February 13, 2021, we will operate our flights exclusively to return our customers back home. Our sales will, therefore, be closed until all our customers at the destination whose return flights were cancelled have been rebooked on another flight. Please see the complete list of flights below (subject to change due to ongoing developments) for more details. We will suspend all operations from February 14 to April 30, 2021.  


Flights from Canada To Europe
From Montreal

France | Montreal – Paris, TS110, February 01, 05, 07, 12 departures
Portugal | Montreal – Porto and Montreal – Lisbonne, TS732, January 31 departure
Portugal | Montreal – Porto and Montreal – Lisbonne, TS336, February 11 departure
 
Flights to Canada From Europe
To Montreal

France | Paris – Montreal, TS111, February 02, 06, 08, 13 departures
Portugal | Porto – Montreal and Lisbonne – Montreal, TS733, February 01 departure
Portugal | Porto – Montreal and Lisbonne – Montreal, TS337, February 12 departure
 
From South To Montreal

Cuba | Holguin – Montreal, TS909, January 31 and February 07 departures
Cuba | Holguin – Montreal, TS979, February 09 departure
Cuba | Varadero – Montreal, TS493, January 31 and February 07 departures
Haiti | Port-au-Prince – Montreal, TS661, February 09, 12 departures
Haiti | Port-au-Prince – Montreal, TS663, January 31 and February 07 departures
Haiti | Port-au-Prince – Montreal, TS665, February 03, 10 departures
Haiti | Port-au-Prince – Montreal, TS669, February 11 departure
Mexico | Cancún – Montreal, TS561, January 30 and February 04, 06, 11, 13 departures
Mexico | Puerto Vallarta – Montreal, TS343, January 30 and February 06 departures
Mexico | Puerto Vallarta – Montreal, TS443, February 04 departure
Mexico | Puerto Vallarta – Montreal, TS543, February 05 departure
Mexico | Puerto Vallarta – Montreal, TS643, February 08 departure
Dominican Republic | Puerto Plata – Montreal, TS807, February 05, 12 departures
Dominican Republic | Puerto Plata – Montreal, TS513, February 08 departure
Dominican Republic | Puerto Plata – Montreal, TS515, February 09 departure
Dominican Republic | Puerto Plata – Montreal, TS517, February 10 departure
Dominican Republic | Punta Cana – Montreal, TS397, January 30 and February 06, 13 departures
Dominican Republic | Punta Cana – Montreal, TS399, February 02 departure
 
To Toronto

Cuba | Holguin – Toronto, TS557, February 04, 11 departures
Cuba | Varadero – Toronto, TS825, February 01, 08 departures
Mexico | Cancún – Toronto, TS327, February 06 departure
Dominican Republic | Punta Cana – Toronto, TS141, January 30 and February 06 departures
 
Cancelled flights
All our flights will be suspended from February 14 to April 30, 2021, inclusively.

Flights from Canada To Europe
From Montreal

France | Montreal - Paris, TS110, February 14 to April 30 departures
 
To South From Montreal

Cuba | Montreal - Holguin, TS908, February 14 to April 25 departures
Cuba | Montreal - Holguin, TS978, April 06 to 27 departures
Cuba | Montreal - Varadero, TS492, February 14 to April 25 departures
Cuba | Montreal - Varadero, TS530, April 01 to 29 departures
Haiti | Montreal - Port-au-Prince, TS662, March 07 to April 25 departures
Haiti | Montreal - Port-au-Prince, TS664, February 17 to April 28 departures
Jamaica | Montreal - Montego Bay, TS384, March 18 to April 29 departures
Mexico | Montreal - Cancún, TS560, February 18 to April 29 departures
Mexico | Montreal - Puerto Vallarta, TS342, February 13 to April 24 departures
Dominican Republic | Montreal - Puerto Plata, TS512, April 05 to 26 departures
Dominican Republic | Montreal - Puerto Plata, TS806, February 19 to April 30 departures
Dominican Republic | Montreal - Punta Cana, TS396, February 20 to April 24 departures
Dominican Republic | Montreal - Punta Cana, TS398, February 16 to April 29 departures
 
From Toronto

Cuba | Toronto - Holguin, TS556, February 18 to April 29 departures
Cuba | Toronto - Holguin, TS656, April 06 to 27 departures
Cuba | Toronto - Varadero, TS824, February 15 to April 26 departures
Cuba | Toronto - Varadero, TS620, April 07 to 28 departures
Jamaica | Toronto - Montego Bay, TS372, March 14 to April 25 departures
Mexico | Toronto - Cancún, TS326, January 30 to April 28 departures
Dominican Republic | Toronto – Punta Cana, TS140, February 13 to April 27 departures
 
Flights to Canada From Europe
To Montreal

France | Paris - Montreal, TS111, February 15 to May 1st departures
 
From South To Montreal

Cuba | Holguin - Montreal, TS909, February 14 to April 25 departures
Cuba | Holguin - Montreal, TS979, April 06 to 27 departures
Cuba | Varadero - Montreal, TS493, February 14 to April 25 departures
Cuba | Varadero - Montreal, TS531, April 01 to 29 departures
Haiti | Port-au-Prince - Montreal, TS663, March 07 to April 25 departures
Haiti | Port-au-Prince - Montreal, TS665, February 17 to April 28 departures
Jamaica | Montego Bay - Montreal, TS385, March 18 to April 29 departures
Mexico | Cancún - Montreal, TS561, February 18 to April 29 departures
Mexico | Puerto Vallarta - Montreal, TS343, February 13 to April 24 departures
Dominican Republic | Puerto Plata - Montreal, TS513, April 05 to 26 departures
Dominican Republic | Puerto Plata - Montreal, TS807, February 19 to April 30 departures
Dominican Republic | Punta Cana - Montreal, TS397, February 20 to April 24 departures
Dominican Republic | Punta Cana - Montreal, TS399, February 16 to April 29 departures
 
To Toronto

Cuba | Holguin - Toronto, TS557, February 18 to April 29 departures
Cuba | Holguin - Toronto, TS657, April 06 to 27 departures
Cuba | Varadero - Toronto, TS825, February 15 to April 26 departures
Cuba | Varadero - Toronto, TS621, April 07 to 28 departures
Jamaica | Montego Bay - Toronto, TS373, March 14 to April 25 departures
Mexico | Cancún - Toronto, TS327, January 30 to April 28 departures
Dominican Republic | Punta Cana - Toronto, TS141, February 13 to April 27 departures






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