Air Transat has launched “connectair by Air Transat”, a new, virtual interlining platform that allows travellers to combine Air Transat flights with flights from partner airlines.
With a single booking on the connectair.airtransat.com website, travellers can access a wider range of destinations using the technology developed by Dohop, which offers the best connection options and attractive fares depending on the departure and destination cities.
The booking also includes a protection in case of flight delay or cancellation, ensuring that travellers arrive at their destination as quickly as possible. This guarantee, called Dohop Connect, will provide a replacement flight at no extra cost.
By using the service, Transat customers will have access to more than 135 additional destinations in Europe, North Africa, the Middle East, and Central and South America.
Launch partner carriers include British airline easyJet and Colombian airline Avianca, and Transat says additional partners will continue to be added to the platform to access even more destinations.
“With connectair by Air Transat, we are becoming the first Canadian airline to offer a virtual interlining service,” said Annick Guérard, President and Chief Executive Officer of Transat.
“This platform is enabling us to expand our range with trusted partners and offer consumers a simple and efficient purchasing experience. We are adding a total of more than 135 new exotic and faraway destinations to the 60 or so we already offer in the South, the United States, Europe and Canada,” she added.
“This new service, perfectly aligned with our network development ambitions, enables us to better meet the needs of our passengers and to expand internationally, in anticipation of the increased demand expected in 2022.”