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Old Posted Oct 6, 2018, 8:36 AM
EdmTrekker EdmTrekker is offline
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Originally Posted by Rogie View Post
So if I'm reading the news release right, the only service Transat will be offering from Edmonton next summer will be a flight to Toronto, which is being marketed to open up a raft of connections to Europe.

There will be a number of European flights, (including London and Amsterdam from YYC) but none from Edmonton, and the airline says only "It's also worth noting Air Transat is launching a new summer flight between Edmonton and Toronto, opening the door to European travel to people in northern Alberta."

I can't remember when they abandoned YEG-LGW service, but there you have it.
Given some of niche locations that AT is flying to in Europe like Venice, Zagreb or Bordeaux - the connection through Toronto is likely fast and inexpensive. Who in their right mind wants to connect through London. And let’s not forget we still have KL and FI providing tremendous reach into Europe. Once WS has more metal into Europe - travellers will have the additional option of WS through YYZ into Europe avoiding London Airports (and YYC).
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