Air Transat adds an extra weekly flight on Bordeaux-Montreal route

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Air Transat is boosting its flights to Canada in summer 2019 with an extra weekly rotation between Bordeaux and Montreal.

Travellers will soon be able to choose between not three, but four weekly direct flights.

Air Transat will utilise an Airbus A321neo LR on the route and is the first North American airline to operate with this new-generation Airbus model.

Bordeaux Airport chairman of the management board, Pascal Personne said the route has “developed steadily over the last few years”.

He added: “The announcement of this fourth rotation demonstrates the airline’s growing confidence in our airport and in our region. It is proof of our ability to cooperate with airline companies for long-term growth at international level.”

The airport has also revealed it kicked-off 2018 with promising passenger traffic growth of 8.4 per cent in January, as 420,600 came through the terminals, 32,000 more than in January 2018.

Traffic at Bordeaux Airport was largely boosted by international flights which progressed in January by 16.7 per cent, carrying 201,000 passengers following the launch of a number of new routes in 2018.

The low-cost sector transported 213,100 passengers this New Year, grew by 17.8 per cent. Domestic flights were also up, posting 1.7 per cent growth.

The gateway said 2019 “promises to be a good year” for Bordeaux Airport with another 28 new flights already set to take-off.