MONTREAL — Air Transat and Porter Airlines have signed off on a new codesharing agreement.
Pending regulatory approvals, the agreement would effect for the 2022 summer season, with the first phase focusing on connecting Porter’s bases at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (YTZ) and Halifax-Stanfield (YHZ) to Air Transat’s hub at Montreal-Trudeau (YUL). This move will give customers of both carriers a greater selection of connecting flights in Canada, the U.S. and internationally, say the companies.
Says Transat President and CEO, Annick Guérard: “We are very excited to team up with Porter in an important partnership that will contribute to the strengthening of our network and reinforce our leadership in our main markets. This promising agreement brings together two award-winning, traveller-centric brands whose flight schedules are complementary, and creates great opportunities for customers who are looking for quality and effortless travel. By providing better connectivity, it will not only enhance our destination offering for our Canadian and international customers, but also save them time and make their lives easier.”
And Michael Deluce, President and CEO, Porter Airlines, says: “This codesharing agreement with Air Transat nicely complements our own growth plans. The introduction of seamless access to international markets, where Air Transat has made its mark, is an especially great benefit for our passengers. The overall combination of new routes and finding a partner that shares our dedication to delivering a great travel experience is a perfect fit.”
Porter will carry its code on Air Transat-operated flights between Montreal and the following destinations:
- Europe: Athens, Barcelona, Brussels, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Paris, Porto, Toulouse and Venice
- South: Cancun, Cayo Coco, Holguin, La Romana, Montego Bay, Port-au-Prince, Puerto Plata, Puerto Vallarta, Punta Cana, Roatan, Samana, Santa Clara and Varadero
- U.S.: Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, Miami, Orlando and San Francisco
- Domestic: Calgary and Vancouver
|Porter flights with Air Transat code TS/PD||Air Transat flights with Porter code
|Porter bases||Market||City||Airport Code||Air Transat hub||Market||City||Country||Airport Code|
|Billy Bishop||Domestic||Toronto||YTZ||Montreal-Trudeau (YUL)||Domestic||Calgary||Canada||YYC|
|La Romana||Dominican Republic||LRM|
|Puerto Plata||Dominican Republic||POP|
|Punta Cana||Dominican Republic||PUJ|
Air Transat meanwhile will put its code on Porter’s flights to and from Toronto (Billy Bishop) and Halifax, connecting to all the above destinations in Montreal.
The codeshare agreement between Air Transat and Porter comes on the heels of the proposed acquisition deal between WestJet and Sunwing, announced last week. Transat also signed a codeshare agreement with WestJet, in November 2021.