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Air Transat and Porter launch a joint venture to share their network

To the point Air Transat and Porter Airlines announced on Tuesday the creation of a joint venture that will offer travelers a wider network of routes in several regions.

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The Alliance will be implemented progressively in 2024,” the two airlines stressed in a statement.

This commercial collaboration is a continuation of the code-share agreement between the two airlines, in force since October 2022.

Transat points out that this agreement has increased traffic by more than 60,000 people in 2023.

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Strategically, the aim of this collaboration is to accelerate the expansion of both airlines in their respective markets:

  • For Porter: short- and medium-haul domestic and transborder flights;
  • For Transat: medium- and long-haul international flights.
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Annick Guérard, President and CEO of Transat, described the agreement as “historic”.

By uniting their networks, the Alliance will expand connections between Europe, North, Central and South America, Mexico, the Caribbean and North Africa. Together, the two airlines will serve over 80 destinations.

“At full potential, we expect between 15% and 18% of our customers to connect with a Porter flight,” said Air Transat.

Air Transat and Porter - More destinations

In concrete terms, the Porter and Air Transat codeshare enables travellers to enjoy flights from Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto to numerous destinations, with simpler check-in and no need to worry about baggage transfers.

Here’s an idea of the possibilities, taking into account the destinations served by each airline:

  • Air Transat: 60 international destinations
  • Porter: 30 destinations in Canada and the United States
  • A total of 80 destinations served thanks to code-sharing

Simply visit Flyporter.com to book a trip.

Looking for a sunny getaway this winter? You could fly from Montreal to Cancún, Mexico, with a stopover in Toronto with Porter.

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Here are some examples of destinations accessible through codeshare and flight combinations on Porter and Air Transat:

Regions Destinations
Europe
  • France: Bordeaux (BOD), Lyon (LYS), Marseille (MRS), Nice (NCE), Paris (CDG), Toulouse (TLS)
  • Lisbon (LIS), Porto (OPO), Amsterdam (AMS), Brussels (BRU), London-Gatwick (LGW), Manchester (MAN)
Caribbean
  • San Juan, Puerto Rico (SJU)
  • Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (POP)
  • San José, Costa Rica (SJO)

Porter and VIPorter

VIPorter points can be earned on code-share flights with Air Transat (based on the value of the base fare on the full itinerary), provided these flights have been booked directly on the Porter site or via their call center.

On the Transat side, a loyalty program is due to be launched in 2025, according to La Presse.

With new routes added by Porter in recent months, its VIPorter program enhancements in early 2023, and status equivalency offers launched to Aeroplan and WestJet Rewards members later this year, it will be interesting to follow the evolution of this alliance.

Porter gift certificates are fully transferable, any unused balance is retained and there is no expiry date. You can redeem this certificate on the airline’s website.

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