Air Transat Standardizes Economy Class Fares

Air Transat is standardizing its Eco Fares for its transatlantic, South, Canadian and US destinations.

According to officials, in order to align its flexibility conditions with those of the airline industry, Air Transat has revised its lowest-priced fare, Eco Budget, which will no longer include a free checked bag or the possibility to make changes or cancellations. Passengers booking an Eco Budget as of Oct. 2 for flights as of April 1, 2019, will be charged a fee for their first piece of checked baggage of 23 kg (for Europe) or 30 kg (for Israel).

The Eco Fares are a family of fares that allow, among other things, the flexibility to change or cancel a flight for free or for a nominal fee. They’re designed so passengers will only pay for the services they actually need.

The following is an overview of the new Eco Fare conditions:

Eco Budget, the lowest fare: No changes or cancellations; No checked bag included.

Eco Standard, the best value: Changes and cancellations with fees; One checked bag included; Free standard seat selection.

Eco Flex, the fare with the most flexibility: Changes and cancellations for free; two checked bags included; Priority services at the airport; Any seat selection, based on availability.

While the Eco Fares include the flexibility for passengers to change or cancel their flight, other options exist to provide the best on-board experience possible – Air Transat’s Club Class and Option Plus.