Air Transat Inaugurates Non-Stop Service from Toronto to Lima

Air Transat, recognized at the 2023 Skytrax World Airline Awards as the World’s Best Leisure Airline for the fifth time, has launched its inaugural flight from Toronto to Lima. Marking a significant expansion in its service offerings, the airline’s first flight, TS152, successfully completed this journey last night. Further enhancing its connectivity with Peru, Air Transat is set to introduce its first-ever flight from Montreal to Lima on December 22, under the flight number TS150.

Air Transat Airbus A321
Air Transat Airbus A321

The airline’s venture into these routes is notable as they represent the only non-stop flights connecting Canada and Peru. Operating year-round, the schedule includes two weekly departures from Toronto and one from Montreal. In addition to these flights, Air Transat is complementing its travel offerings with an array of all-inclusive packages and a selection of a la carte hotels in various locations across Peru. Plans are underway to include excursions in these packages.

Comprehensive Travel Packages and Hotel Options in Peru Offered by Air Transat

The flights will be operated using Airbus A321LR aircraft, the latest in aviation technology. These planes boast spacious cabins, advanced in-seat entertainment systems, and are noted for their efficiency in fuel consumption and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, specifically CO2 and NOx.

“We are thrilled that Air Transat is launching annual service to Lima from Toronto Pearson. South America is a largely underserved region from YYZ, with Lima previously being an altogether unserved destination,” said Kurush Minocher, Executive Director, Customer Experience and Airline Relations at Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “This service is an excellent addition as it will provide passengers with a nonstop flight, saving more than 30% flying time compared to current itineraries offered.”

“The launch of nonstop service from Lima Airport to these two prominent destinations is a significant milestone in Peruvian commercial aviation, and overall, a truly a special moment for us. This achievement will play a key role in the economic recovery of the Peruvian aviation industry, increase inbound tourism, facilitate connectivity and create new alliances between Peru and Canada,” says Emilio Parada, Commercial Strategy and Marketing Manager at Lima Airport Partners.

ADM Aéroports de Montréal is pleased to welcome Air Transat’s new non-stop service to Lima, which will allow travellers to discover a destination rich in history and culture,” said Stéphane Lapierre, Vice President, Air Operations and Air Services Development at Aéroports de Montréal. “This year-round service will benefit not only Montreal’s large Peruvian community, but also all Quebec travellers who want to explore the region. We would like to thank all the Air Transat teams who worked tirelessly to develop this route, which once again confirms YUL’s status as a major hub for international air travel.”

Air Transat's Evolution: From Montreal Origins to a Leading Global Travel Brand

Founded 36 years ago in Montreal, Air Transat has emerged as a prominent travel brand, mainly servicing international destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, the East and West coasts of the U.S, South America, and North Africa. Renowned for its exceptional customer service, Air Transat continues to focus on sustainable travel by integrating the most energy-efficient aircraft in its category into its fleet. The airline, a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ), operates major hubs at YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), and employs nearly 5,000 people. For more information, visit www.airtransat.com.

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