Clients can book TGV AIR packages with Air Transat starting in December
Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France

Clients can book TGV AIR packages with Air Transat starting in December

MONTREAL — Air Transat is partnering with France’s national rail service SNCF to offer new TGV AIR packages combining air and rail, with the advantages of a single booking, a single fare and a single ticket.

Air Transat passengers will be able to purchase a single ticket comprising a flight to Paris plus TGV AIR service, allowing them to complete their journey on the TGV high-speed rail network within France or to Brussels.

The new service will be available starting January 2019, and travellers will be able to book from Canada beginning in December 2018.

“We are the leading air carrier connecting Canada and France in summer, with our direct flights to eight French cities,” says Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat. “With TGV AIR, we want to make life easier for travellers and broaden their horizons year-round, making it easy for families, friends and holidayers to get where they want to go in France or Belgium, experiencing new destinations and reaching them faster.”

She adds: “We are pleased to be the first airline in mainland North America to offer this service in partnership with SNCF. TGV AIR is the perfect complement to our range of direct flights to France and Belgium.”

Rémi Habfast, Voyages SNCF’s Commercial Director for TGV NORD, says that with the new TGV AIR partnership with Air Transat, SNCF is making high-speed rail service departing from and arriving at Paris Charles de Gaulle station available to even more customers. “SNCF is known all over the world for its TGV, its reliability and its quality service. This agreement also strengthens SNCF’s presence and visibility outside France.”

From the Paris-CDG 2 TGV station at Paris–Charles de Gaulle airport, served by Air Transat’s direct flights out of Montreal (daily), Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver, TGV AIR service will connect passengers with 19 cities in France as well as Brussels. Depending on their departure date, travellers can get TGV AIR service year-round or take advantage of the carrier’s direct flights to and from France and Belgium.

“Air Transat passengers flying from Canada will now benefit from direct access to the TGV AIR network with a single ticket combining air and train travel,” says Christophe Pouille, head of the TGV AIR product at Voyages SNCF. “This partnership will provide yet more ways for travellers to reach their final destination, and ensure that international customers can explore France’s many regions.”

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