TORONTO — Air Transat and WestJet have officially launched their new transatlantic codeshare.
The two airlines first announced their plans to team up with a codeshare agreement back in November 2021. The news came seven months after the deal between Transat and Air Canada was terminated. Meanwhile in March 2022 WestJet Group announced its proposed acquisition of Sunwing Airlines and Sunwing Vacations.
WestJet’s WS code is now activated for sale on select Air Transat operated flights to/from France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Croatia.
Connections via Montreal and Toronto are now available for flight dates beginning May 17, 2022.
On May 4, 2022, Air Transat’s TS code will be activated on select WestJet flights, and from that date Air Transat will also offer itineraries connecting select WestJet flights with appealing Air Transat European destinations.
Michèle Barre, VP, Network, Revenue Management and Pricing at Air Transat, says the company is excited to launch its codeshare agreement with WestJet. “The complementarity of our respective networks allows us to offer more alternatives to our customers, providing them with a quality and affordable product. This partnership is part of Air Transat’s development strategy, enhancing our long-standing presence in the transatlantic market.”
And John Weatherill, Chief Commercial Officer, WestJet, said: “This new codeshare with Air Transat complements our growing global network, allowing WestJet to offer guests exciting new destinations in Europe. As our guests return to travel, these new options will connect North America and Europe in new ways and benefit guests on both sides of the Atlantic.”
Once activated, both Air Transat and WestJet codeshare ticket sales will be available via the carriers’ websites and call centres, as well as via major GDS systems and travel agencies.
Air Transat and WestJet will both offer the following transatlantic routings (subject to connectivity between their scheduled flights):