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Air Transat increase capacity between Glasgow Airport and Toronto
10 May 2017
Glasgow Airport has received a further boost as Air Transat launch increased flight capacity between Scotland's largest city and Toronto.
The airline has introduced the larger Airbus A330 aircraft with capacity for 345 passengers, replacing the 250-seat Airbus A310 previously used with flights continuing to operate daily excluding Wednesday and Sunday.
The increase in capacity is in response to strong and growing customer demand for the route with 123,313 passengers travelling between Scotland’s economic powerhouse and Toronto in 2016, representing annual growth of 27.18 per cent.
This summer marks the 25th anniversary of Air Transat flights between Glasgow Airport and Toronto making it Scotland's longest operating transatlantic route.
Air Transat flights between Glasgow Airport and Toronto are highly-popular with thousands of Canadian tourists using the service to visit Glasgow and discover Scotland's cultural capital boasting incredible architecture steeped in history, celebrated art galleries and museums, world-renowned shopping, crowded pubs and clubs and terrific restaurants, and other major tourist draws throughout Western Scotland including Argyll & Bute, Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and many of the country’s top whisky distilleries and golf courses.
Flights between Glasgow and Toronto are equally as popular among Scottish based passengers.
Toronto 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 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 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.