Air Transat operated its first flight between Quebec City and London (TS492) this week. This exclusive service will be offered weekly, on Wednesdays from Quebec City and Thursdays from London-Gatwick, until late September.
Joseph Adamo, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Transat, said that: “With this new flight to London, Air Transat becomes the only carrier to offer our loyal travellers in the Quebec City area a second direct connection to Europe, after Paris, making it easier than ever for them to plan their vacations. At the same time, we are delighted to introduce British travellers to majestic Quebec City, the region’s outstanding national parks and our gourmet culture.”
Adamo continued: “We are the first carrier to fly internationally out of Quebec City’s Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), where we have been operating flights since our inception nearly 35 years ago.”
Air Transat passengers will fly on board the new-generation Airbus A321neoLR, which is 15% more fuel efficient, 50% less noisy and lowers emissions of the greenhouse gas NOx by half compared to previous-generation aircraft. In addition, its modern cabin provides more personal space and larger individual entertainment screens in both Economy and Club Class.
Paul Gauger, Senior Vice President Americas VisitBritain, said that: “It is terrific to see this new service from Quebec City to London Gatwick, providing a timely boost to travel as we welcome Canadian visitors back to Britain. 2022 is an incredibly exciting year for UK tourism – offering visitors once-in-a-lifetime experiences that they can only have in the UK, including HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Unboxed, the UK-wide celebration of creativity and innovation with 10 free spectacular projects running through October, and the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer.”
Photo credit — Marc-Antoine Hallé