Air Transat to Offer First Year Round, Non-Stop Service Montreal - Lyon

Lyon France

Air Transat has announced it will offer non-stop service between Montreal and Lyon next winter. The airline says it will be the only one to operate the route year-round.

Canadian travellers will be able to discover or rediscover the French city renowned for its gastronomy and as a gateway to the French Alps' world-class ski destinations. In winter 2023-2024, the route will operate three days a week from Montreal on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Air Transat already flies up to seven times per week between Montreal and Lyon in the summer season. It services a total of eight French cities including two on a year-round schedule, namely Paris and now Lyon.

“As the leading carrier between Quebec and France, it was natural for us to add Lyon and its region to our winter program,” said Michèle Barre, Air Transat's Chief Revenue Officer.

“Route annualizations are part of our development strategy and, incidentally, our A321LR fleet is the best tool to meet this goal. We are delighted to meet the growing demand between Canada and France, which will benefit winter sports enthusiasts, business travellers and the expat community alike.”

The route will be operated with Transat's new generation Airbus A321LR aircraft featuring, according to the airline, "spacious cabins, state-of-the-art in-seat entertainment systems and the lowest fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions (CO2 and NOx) in their class."

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