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Air Transat & Porter Airlines launch codeshare agreement

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  •   10-18-2022  10:46 am
  •   Pax Global Media

Air Transat & Porter Airlines launch codeshare agreement
Air Transat and Porter Airlines have launched their bilateral codeshare. (Supplied)
Pax Global Media

Air Transat and Porter Airlines officially launched their new bilateral codeshare on Tuesday (Oct. 18). 

The agreement is now activated between Porter Airlines' domestic flights to and from Halifax (YHZ) and Toronto City (YTZ), and select Air Transat's flights to and from Montreal (YUL). 

"We are delighted that our codeshare agreement with Porter Airlines is taking off. Our respective networks are highly complementary, with Porter serving Toronto and Halifax, and Air Transat serving some 15 countries," said Michèle Barre, Air Transat's vice-president, network, revenue management and pricing. 

"This will provide both our passengers with an expanded, yet seamless experience, and is perfectly in line with Air Transat’s strategy initiated earlier this year to develop our network through alliances."

The deal, which was first announced in March, represents Porter's first codeshare agreement. 

“Connecting passengers in two of our most important markets, Toronto and Halifax, with Air Transat’s European and North American network is a great benefit," said Kevin Jackson, Porter Airlines’ executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. "This is just the beginning, as we intend to expand Porter’s own network to create many more travel opportunities between our two airlines.”     

Expanded routes

Air Transat is now using its "TS" code on flights operated by Porter Airlines between Toronto’s Billy Bishop and Montreal as well as between Halifax and Montreal. 

Travellers are then able to easily connect to or from a destination served by Air Transat via Montreal. 

This winter, connections to and from Paris, London and Lisbon are available, as well as domestic and several South destinations. Additional connection to and from the United States will be rolled out later this year.

In an upcoming phase, Porter Airlines will also use its "PD" code on select flights operated by Air Transat between Montreal and its destinations in Europe, the United States and Canada, pending receiving the required regulatory approvals.

Codesharing expands the range of routes and destinations for travellers, including the possibility of combining flights from both carriers on a single ticket, plus baggage check-in to the final destination. 

Passengers are also protected in the event of a flight delay or cancellation.

Codeshare flights are currently available for bookings made via Air Transat. Flights may be booked for departures as of Nov. 2, 2022. 

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