MONTREAL — Air Transat’s brand new ‘connectair by Air Transat’ service has officially launched, allowing travellers to combine Air Transat flights with those from partner airlines.
The virtual interlining platform provides travellers with access to a wider range of destinations using technology developed by Dohop, which offers connection options and attractive fares based on departure and destination cities. The booking also includes a ‘Dohop Connect’ guarantee in case of flight delay or cancellation, providing a replacement flight at no extra cost.
“With connectair by Air Transat, we are becoming the first Canadian airline to offer a virtual interlining service,” says Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat. “This platform is enabling us to expand our range with trusted partners and offer consumers a simple and efficient purchasing experience.”
Guérard adds that the airline is adding a total of more than 135 new destinations to the approximate 60 it already offers in the South, the U.S., Europe and Canada.
“This new service, perfectly aligned with our network development ambitions, enables us to better meet the needs of our passengers and to expand internationally in anticipation of the increased demand expected in 2022,” she adds.
Partner airlines include British airline easyJet and Columbian airline Avianca, with additional partners gradually joining the platform to offer a wide range of destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and Central and South America.
To start using the service go to connectair.airtransat.com.