Take off for Scotland's first ever flight to Quebec

Wed 25 May 16

Air Transat, the Canadian award-winning leisure airline, launches Scotland's newest route this bank holiday weekend with a service from Glasgow Airport to Montreal (Pierre Trudeau Airport).
The new weekly flight, which commences on Monday 30th May and runs until 2nd October, connects the province of Quebec to Scotland for the first time.

Return Economy Class fares from Glasgow to Montreal start from just £300 per person.
Montreal is Canada's second largest city with a population of just over 3.5 million people. Its French Canadian culture makes it one of the liveliest cities in Canada, combining old-world charm with contemporary North American energy to create a unique atmosphere.

Lesley Kane, Air Transat's UK & Ireland Sales Director, said:
"This is an exciting link for Air Transat as we establish the first ever air link between Scotland and Quebec. Montreal is home to Air Transat and to connect directly to our founding city is an excellent opportunity for developing new leisure tourism opportunities.

Francois Bourienne, Commercial Director at Glasgow Airport, said:
"The addition of Montreal to Glasgow Airport's line up of Canadian destinations re-affirms the airport as Scotland's leading long haul gateway. We are especially proud that this is the first time Scotland will have had a direct link to Canada's second largest city - Montreal."

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive at VisitScotland said:
"This exciting new Air Transat service from Montreal to Glasgow will give visitors from across Quebec the fantastic opportunity to fly directly to Scotland.
"Scotland is more connected than ever before through transport and digital channels - giving it a louder voice within key markets - and this new route will further strengthen its international reach in North America.
"With 4.7 million Canadians having Scottish ancestry, including around 100,000 in the Montreal area, this new service unlocks the potential for many more visitors with Scots links to discover the Spirit of Scotland in their ancestral home."

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