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Air Transat to increase flight capacity between Glasgow and Toronto
07 February 2017

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Glasgow Airport has received a further boost as Air Transat reveals plans to increase capacity on its popular Glasgow to Toronto route.

From 03 May 2017 Air Transat will increase capacity on its Glasgow to Toronto route by 12 per cent with the introduction of the larger Airbus A330 aircraft with capacity for 345 passengers, replacing the 250-seat Airbus A310 currently used. The route will continue to operate on a daily bases excluding Sunday. The increase in capacity is in response to strong and growing customer demand for the route with up to 24,000 passengers travelling between Scotland’s largest city and Toronto in a single month.

Air Transat flights between Glasgow Airport and Toronto are highly-popular with thousands of Canadian tourists using the service to visit Scotland’s largest city and other major tourist draws in Western Scotland including Argyll & Bute, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and many of the country’s top whisky distilleries and golf courses.

Flights to Toronto are equally as popular among Scottish based passengers. The city is a great destination all year round - the colder seasons are perfect for exploring Toronto's abundant arts and entertainment scene, while the summer months are when Toronto's unique public spaces - parks and beaches - can most be enjoyed. The famous natural landmark of Niagara Falls is the number one attraction Toronto visitors simply cannot miss. Located on the United States - Canada border, this majestic waterfall, the second largest in the world, inspires awe and attracts millions of tourists every year.

The increase in capacity to Toronto further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's gateway to Canada with direct flights to Calgary, Halifax, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. Glasgow Airports multi-award winning customer service, unrivalled choice of worldwide destinations and its central location with direct motorway access ensures the airport is the preferred choice for travellers from across Scotland including those in Ayrshire, Edinburgh, Stirling, Perth, Dundee, Aberdeen and beyond. Air Transat compete head-to-head with Air Canada and WestJet on the busy Glasgow to Toronto route and Air Transat do not fly from any other Scottish airport.

Lesley Kane, Sales Director, Air Transat, said: “Scottish travellers are taking off for Canada in record numbers this year, and we’re introducing larger aircraft to cater for this big increase in demand.

“2017 not only marks Canada’s 150th anniversary, but also a quarter century of Air Transat services from Glasgow, and we’re delighted to be the carrier of choice for tens of thousands of Scots again this year.”

Steven Marshall, Head of Airline Marketing and Development, Glasgow Airport, said: “Air Transat’s decision to increase capacity through the introduction of larger aircraft is great news for our customers and timely given it coincides with the airline’s 25-year anniversary of operating services between Glasgow and Canada.”

“As well as offering greater choice on direct routes to Toronto and Vancouver, this increase in capacity will also provide passengers with more opportunities to connect internally and visit other Canadian cities such as Montreal and Calgary.

“As the country celebrates its 150th anniversary this year there’s never been a better time to visit Canada, so Air Transat’s announcement is welcome news and further strengthens our position as Scotland’s leading long-haul airport.”

Already Scotland's gateway to the world and the nation's fastest growing airport, Glasgow Airport has enjoyed huge success in recent times establishing itself as one of Europe's fastest growing airports with new flights taking-off to over 20 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Jamaica, Krakow, Lisbon, Madrid, New York JFK and Valencia - offering passengers over 1 million additional seats.

Air Transat flights from Glasgow to Calgary, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver can be booked now through Air Glasgow ensuring you get the cheapest flights every time you book.