BTA partners with Air Transat doubling Gatwick – Toronto business services

posted on 11th November 2019 by Eddie Saunders
BTA partners with Air Transat doubling Gatwick – Toronto business services

The BTA today welcomes Air Transat, the leading Canadian airline, as its newest industry partner, as part of a common goal to increase air travel flexibility for business travellers.

With over 60 international destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe including services from four airports across the UK and Ireland, Air Transat offers TMCs and travel buyers competitive fares on its wide range of routes. To further meet TMCs’ needs, Air Transat will double its service from Gatwick to Toronto to twice daily from summer 2020 giving corporate travellers even more flexibility.

The partnership will further cement the relationship between Air Transat and TMCs by offering corporate travellers a greater variety of quality and affordable services. Its Club Class provides business travellers with an exclusive cabin, equiped with spacious and comfortable seats, two pieces of checked baggage, priority services and Chef Daniel Vézina’s Gourmet menu.

Air Transat’s competitive fares are available on the airline’s wide range of direct and connecting flights from Gatwick, Manchester and Glasgow to Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Quebec City, with Club Class available on all international services.

Clive Wratten, CEO, BTA comments: “We are excited about the opportunities that our partnership with Air Transat will deliver and we are committed to strengthening the relationship between our members and partners to add value to the services they provide, as well as to encourage the development of the industry.” Adrian Keating, Air Transat, Commercial Director UK & Ireland, commented.

“Air Transat is delighted to be joining the Business Travel Association (BTA). As an airline offering a huge choice of excellent value services from key hubs in the UK to destinations across Canada, we are a natural choice for business travellers and are rapidly growing our partnerships with travel management companies. Membership of the association – as the renowned industry voice on business travel – is an integral part of that strategy.”

Representing a diverse range of travel management companies – from global companies to small independent specialists and top regional agencies – and their clients, partners and industry associates, BTA is the authority on business travel. Originally founded in 1967, it acts to lobby those who have an

impact on the business travel community, together with promoting the activities of its members as the best in quality and value to the business traveller.