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Air Transat expands operations by adding Tel Aviv flights

Air Transat A330-300
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Air Transat announced that it will be offering direct flights from Montreal to Tel Aviv.

Also available from Toronto with a connection in Montreal, this Air Transat non-stop flight between the Montréal–Trudeau airport and the David Ben-Gurion international airport of Tel Aviv will operate twice weekly, on Wednesdays and Sundays, from June 18 until late October.

“We are thrilled to feature our very first destination in the Middle East. The demand for a direct MontrealTel Aviv flight was high for travellers visiting friends and family in the two cities and those in search of new discoveries,” states Annick Guérard, President and General Manager of Transat Tours Canada. “

Tel Aviv is a vibrant and modern metropolis with plenty to offer when it comes to culture, gastronomy and nightlife. It is also the ideal gateway for a vacation immersing travellers in ancient and religious history.”

“This is great news for Quebecers who are eager for the re-establishment of a direct air link between Montreal and Israel, presenting travellers with a wonderful opportunity to discover the riches of the Holy Land, the beauty of its landscapes and the diversity of its peoples”, says Ziv Nevo Kulman, the Consul General of Israel in Montreal and its Permanent Representative to ICAO.

“I welcome the decision by Transat to expand its operations into Israel. The opening of an air route is further proof of the success of our marketing efforts and that airlines view Israel as a sought-after tourism destination with economic potential. We view Transat as a partner that will help increase the numbers of tourists arriving in Israel and we hope to see additional routes opening soon,” adds Yariv Levin, the Israeli Minister of Tourism.

“We are delighted that Air Transat has decided to add Tel Aviv to its roster of over 40 summer destinations out of Montréal–Trudeau. This year, Air Transat’s weekly seat capacity will be increased by 20%, compared to 2016. Travellers departing from the city now enjoy an unparalleled choice of flight options from Montréal–Trudeau, with nearly 140 direct flight destinations,” says Philippe Rainville, President and CEO of Aéroports de Montréal.

This new MontrealTel Aviv flight will be operated on Airbus A330-300 aircraft consisting of 345 seats.

Air Transat’s 2017 transatlantic flight schedule includes 28 destinations, now available to a greater number of travellers thanks to its enriched connecting flight program. Air Transat recently announced that it will be multiplying its direct flights to France, the United KingdomItalyGreeceSpainPortugalIreland and Croatia, while maintaining service to the NetherlandsSwitzerlandBelgium and the Czech Republic.

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