May 6. Yesterday, Canadian leisure carrier Air Transat operated the inaugural flight on its new Montreal-Amsterdam route. The airline plans to offer this service until mid-October with three flights per week to take advantage of the summer travel season.
Indeed, late last year, Simple Flying reported on Air Transat’s grand flight schedule for the 2022 summer travel season. The carrier also offers direct flights to several other major European cities like London, Paris, Malaga, Barcelona, Madrid, Rome, Dublin, Glasgow, and Manchester, among others.
Air Transat will fly the route three times a week, on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. The leisure carrier will use one of its Airbus A321neo(LR) aircraft for this service. Air Transat’s A321neos are outfitted in a two-class configuration with a total of 199 seats. 12 of those are business class products, while the rest are standard economy seats. All economy seats come with 31” of pitch and individual 10.1” individual touch screens, while the premium Club seats are slightly more suited to long journeys thanks to 38” of pitch and larger 13.3” touch screens.
The first flight (TS324) took off from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) yesterday for the seven-hour transatlantic journey to Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport (AMS). At the time of publishing this article, the aircraft (registration C-GOIE) has finished its return journey back to YUL as flight TS325.
Source: Simple Flying