Air Transat Officially Launches Montréal-Marrakech Flights

This week saw Air Transat launch new transatlantic flights between Montréal and Marrakech-Menara International Airport.
Photo Credit: Airbus.

This week saw Air Transat launch new transatlantic flights between Montréal and Marrakech-Menara International Airport.

The new route marks yet another to it’s portfolio of transatlantic services on offer into Africa.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

The New Montréal-Marrakech Flights with Air Transat…


This week saw Air Transat launch new transatlantic flights between Montréal and Marrakech-Menara International Airport.
Photo Credit: Air Transat.

Air Transat launched it’s flights between Montréal and Marrakech on June 12 under the flight number TS396.

It is understood that this non-stop service will operate year-round.

Furthermore, throughout the Summer it will operate on a twice-weekly service and once weekly between November and April.

Air Transat is using the Airbus A321neoLR on this particular route, which seats the following:

  • 12 seats in “Club” – In a 2-2 format.
  • 187 in Economy – In a 3-3 format.

The A321neoLR has been a useful aircraft for the Canadian carrier on the lower-density routes.

On top of this, they have 16 Airbus A330 aircraft which help support the busier routes, as per data from Planespotters.net.

Of the A321neoLR variant, they have 17 in service, with an average fleet age of 2.7 years.

As well as the new flights into Marrakech, Air Transat serve the following destinations in Europe:

  • Malaga
  • Faro
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Madrid
  • Barcelona
  • Marseille
  • Toulouse
  • Bordeaux
  • Nice
  • Lyon
  • Nantes
  • Paris
  • Basel
  • Venice
  • Rome
  • Lamezia
  • Athens
  • Zagreb
  • Brussels
  • Amsterdam
  • London Gatwick
  • Manchester
  • Dublin
  • Glasgow

As you can see, the new flights between Montréal and Marrakech join a significant list of transatlantic destinations.

Adamo: Route Is Used To Bring People Together…


This week saw Air Transat launch new transatlantic flights between Montréal and Marrakech-Menara International Airport.
Photo Credit: James Field/AviationSource

Commenting on the new flights between Montréal and Marrakech was Joseph Adamo, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Transat:

“We are extremely proud to introduce this new route between Montreal and Marrakech, an initiative that not only enhances our destination offerings but also strengthens our mission of bringing people closer together.”

“This direct route will allow the Moroccan diaspora to reunite more easily with their loved ones while offering Canadian travellers a unique opportunity to discover the cultural and historical wonders of Morocco.”

“This is a major milestone in our history, demonstrating our commitment to creating memorable and meaningful travel experiences”.

Adding to this was Karl Brochu, Vice President, Airport Operation and Air Services Development at Aéroports de Montréal:

“ADM Aéroports de Montréal is delighted to welcome this first direct service to Marrakech offered by our partner Air Transat, which will allow travellers to discover a destination rich in history and culture.”

“And we’re even prouder to be the first airport in North America to offer non-stop service to this must-see French-speaking city”.

“This year-round service will benefit not only Montréal’s large Moroccan community but also all travellers looking for unforgettable memories.”

“We would like to thank all the Air Transat teams who have worked tirelessly to develop this route, which once again confirms YUL’s status as a major hub for international air travel.” 

Overall, from the two representatives words, it is clear that this is more than just a new route.

It connects cultures together and encourages further tourism between the two cities.

Overall…


Anna Zvereva from Tallinn, Estonia, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

In conclusion, this is yet another significant milestone in the transatlantic journey for Air Transat.

Whilst the carrier has reported mixed results in their first-quarter financials, they are doing everything they can to provide a sustainable operation.

With the cultural and tourism links, the flights between Montréal and Marrakech are expected to prove popular.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on how the route performs, as if it does, then there could be scope to expand frequencies further.

And if the route really takes off, then there is nothing to stop the Canadian carrier from upgauging to an Airbus A330 from the A321neoLR.

But for now, let’s see how the route performs in the first few weeks of it’s operation.

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