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Air Transat now flying from YUL to Marseille year-round, extends flights to Nantes

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  •   04-12-2023  9:10 am
  •   Pax Global Media
Air Transat now flying from YUL to Marseille year-round, extends flights to Nantes
Marseille. (Elisa Schmidt)
Pax Global Media

Air Transat is expanding its operations on two exclusive direct routes departing from Montreal

Following the annualization of its service to Lyon announced earlier this winter, the airline is also adding Marseille and the region of Provence to its roster of year-round destinations. 

In addition, the non-stop service to Nantes will also be extended. Flights that initially ended in the fall will now be operated until January 24, 2024, in order to offer travellers more flexibility when travelling to western France.

“Annualizing key routes of our flight network is at the core of our strategy, which is facilitated by the agility of our Airbus A321LR fleet. In the fall of 2022, we extended our service to Marseille until the end of the year for the very first time. Given the success of this initiative, we are delighted to repeat the experience, this time to Nantes, said Michèle Barre, Air Transat's chief revenue officer. The demand for the French provinces is skyrocketing; as the leading carrier between Quebec and France, we are happy to offer our world-class in-flight experience to an expanding clientele.

Château des ducs de Bretagne in Nantes. (Philippe Piron)

Air Transat is the only airline to offer direct flights from Canada to the airports of Marseille and Nantes. 

A total of seven French cities will be served non-stop this year, including three on a year-round schedule, namely Paris, Lyon, and now Marseille.

The route will mainly be operated with new generation Airbus A321LR.

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