Air Transat has announced three new routes from Montreal, just days after revealing intentions to start flying from Quebec City (YQB) to London Gatwick (LGW) next summer (YUL).
The airline is adding two new flights to California to its US flight schedule, as well as a new route to the Netherlands to its European schedule.
On May 16, 2022, flights from Montreal to Los Angeles (LAX) will begin, followed three days later by service to San Francisco (SFO). The LAX route will operate three times weekly, while the SFO route will operate twice weekly.
In addition, on May 5, Air Transat plans to operate a new three-times-weekly service from Montreal to Amsterdam (AMS). Prior to the pandemic, the airline flew to the Dutch city from Toronto Pearson (YYZ), and the route is set to resume in April 2022.
According to OAG Schedules Analyser, Air Transat will compete with Air Canada in the YUL-LAX and YUL-SFO markets, while KLM will serve YUL-AMS.
For the week of October 25th, Air Canada will operate daily flights to LAX and 5X-weekly flights to SFO. The KLM flight from Amsterdam to Montreal runs four times a week.
Air Transat aims to fly year-round from YUL to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Miami (MIA) in Florida, in addition to introducing the three additional routes (all of which will be operated by Airbus A321neo aircraft).
“By analyzing travel trends, it’s clear that the United States is still one of the top destinations for Quebecers and Canadians in the wake of the pandemic,” Air Transat President and CEO Annick Guerard said.
“Thanks to the versatility of our world-class fleet, we are perfectly positioned to meet this demand and quickly adapt to our passengers’ needs, which is why our service south of the border will be expanding starting in 2022.”
Air Transat announced earlier this week that a new transatlantic route connecting Quebec City and London Gatwick will begin on May 11, 2022, and will run until September 28, 2022. A321neos will be used to fly once a week.