Air Transat celebrated the start of its new direct Montreal-Tel Aviv flight yesterday during an event held at the official residence of Canada’s ambassador to Israel.
Launching its inaugural flight on June 18, Air Transat is the first Canadian airline to offer a flight between the two cities, twice a week. The service is also available from Toronto with a connection in Montreal, operated with Airbus A330-200 aircraft consisting of 332 seats.
Gilles Ringwald, vice-president, commercial, of Air Transat, thanked the dignitaries present, including Yariv Levin, Israel’s Minister of Tourism; Ziv Nevo Kulman, Consul General of Israel in Montreal and Permanent Representative to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO); as well as Gideon Thaler, president and CEO of TAL Aviation.
In addition, a celebration took place at the Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv for the inauguration of the new flight.
All Economy Class passengers travelling with Air Transat to or from Tel Aviv will be allowed one piece of checked baggage of 30 kg and a carry-on of 10 kg. In addition, to meet certain dietary preferences and restrictions, Air Transat offers all passengers the option to pre-order special meals, such as glatt kosher meals, up to 72 hours before departure.
For more details on Air Transat’s summer flight program, visit www.airtransat.com.
(from left) Ziv Nevo Kulman, Israeli Consul General in Montreal and Permanent Representative to ICAO; Gilles Ringwald, commercial vice-president, Air Transat; Gideon Thaler, TAL aviation CEO; Amir Halevi. director-general, Ministry of Tourism; Ralph Jansen, deputy head of mission, Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv