WestJet and Transat applied to the US Department of Transportation for permission to codeshare on flights between the US and Canada. The move is part of the carriers’ planned transatlantic codeshare pact announced last month.
Transat to double down on air travel, dump hotels
Many airlines want to be far more than that. Hopes of expanding to offer myriad travel (and, in some cases non-travel) services are broad, extending a brand throughout the “travel ribbon.” But one company with significant experience along that ribbon is shifting course in the other direction. Canada’s Air Transat, fresh off its collapsed planned […]
Regulators squash Transat/Air Canada merger plans
Questions about the impact to competition hampered the proposed Air Canada/Transat merger from its announcement. Ultimately they killed the deal.
Air Canada, Transat merger approved, with notable conditions attached
Air Canada and Air Transat received approval from the Canadian government this week to close on their merger, though not without some additional conditions covering slots, loyalty, lounges, and Quebec employment guarantees.
Jilted travelers get aggressive in seeking airline refund enforcement from the DOT
Do the rules even matter when there is no enforcement action? For many travelers the answer appears to be a resounding “no” as they seek refunds from flights cancelled over the past few months. A few are now pursuing alternate channels, however, and starting to see some wins.
Air Canada ups its bid for Transat by 38%
Air Canada’s C$13/share offer for competitor Transat faced a tough challenge. A C$5 boost in the offer price appears to have changed the situation sufficiently to secure the deal.
Air Canada, Transat finalize merger plans
Air Canada’s plans to acquire Air Transat moved forward this week, with the two companies announcing conclusion of a definitive agreement for their combination.
Choose your own adventure: Air Transat edition
Air Transat has a C$40 million decision to make. And far more than just investors will be affected. The company’s future will look significantly different, depending on which path it chooses.
Air Canada to acquire Air Transat
Air Canada wants to buy its LCC competitor Air Transat in a half billion dollar deal. But can it get past the regulatory hurdles along the way??
Air Transat adds free streaming IFE with Bluebox Wow
Delivering a consistent inflight entertainment experience on a constantly changing fleet is a tremendous challenge. Canadian carrier Air Transat aims to meet that test, announcing this week that it will add the Bluebox Wow streaming IFE solution on board beginning in Summer 2019.