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Air Transat to increase winter flights between Glasgow and Toronto
31 July 2017
Air Transat has announced plans to increase the number of flights it operates between Glasgow and Toronto during the winter.
From 02 November 2017 Air Transat will offer two weekly flights between Scotland's largest city and Toronto with flights operating every Monday and Thursday.
The new and enhanced flight schedule will provide more choice and greater flexibility for both business and leisure travellers while increasing capacity, enabling more passengers to travel between Glasgow and Toronto.
The increase in capacity is in response to strong and growing customer demand for the route with 123,313 passengers travelling between Glasgow and Toronto in 2016.
Flights between Glasgow and Toronto and hugely popular with Canada's large Scottish population as well as Canadian tourists using the service to visit Glasgow and discover Scotland's cultural capital boasting incredible architecture steeped in history, 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 popular with Scottish travellers.
There aren’t many North American cities with more overall appeal than Toronto. The waters of Lake Ontario lend it a coastal feel, a fizzing cultural scene means there’s always something happening and a postcard-friendly assortment of towers, museums and parks provide a setting for the most multi-cultural population on the planet. A must visit for any city break to Toronto is the CN Tower. Once the world’s tallest free-standing structure at an impressive 553m, it remains the landmark building in the city. The perfect add-on to any Toronto city break is a trip to the thundering and incredible natural wonder Niagara Falls. Just an easy 1 hour and twenty minute journey from downtown Toronto, you can escape the city on a sightseeing day trip that you’ll never forget.
The increase in flights to Toronto further cements Glasgow Airport’s position as Scotland's gateway to Canada with 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 do not fly from any other Scottish airport.
Lesley Kane, Sales Director UK & Ireland, Air Transat, said: “We’re thrilled to be able to meet the growing demand for flights to Canada from Glasgow Airport – both with an additional flight each week in our winter schedule, and the early release of our 2018 summer programme.
“Releasing our 2018 flights early means our passengers can get a head start on booking their next trip to Canada and secure their seats at a competitive price.”
Steven Marshall, Head of Airline Marketing & Development, Glasgow Airport, said: “We are delighted that Air Transat celebrates 25 years of flying to Glasgow by doubling its winter schedule to Toronto.
“The twice weekly flights will help facilitate business travel and winter city breaks. This increase in capacity helps further reaffirm Glasgow Airport’s position as the leading long haul airport for Scotland.”
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 30 exciting destinations including Brussels, Cape Verde, Dubrovnik, Frankfurt, 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.