Vancouver celebrated the start of flights to Rome Fiumicino with this fantastic cake depicting the Colosseum in the Italian city. Services between the two cities will operate weekly (Fridays) on the carrier’s A330-200 fleet. Seen cutting the ribbon in Vancouver are: Dr. Marco Schiavoni, Economic and Commercial Attaché, Consul General of Italy; Rod Ramage, Air Transat Regional Manager; Dr. Massimiliano Iacchini, Consul General of Italy; and Steve Hankinson, VP Operations and Maintenance, Vancouver Airport Authority, along with the airline’s crew.
A cake was also had in Zagreb to welcome the arrival of Air Transat’s new service from Toronto Pearson. The 7,070-kilometre sector will also operate weekly (Tuesdays) on the carrier’s A330-200s facing no incumbents.
- Air Transat commenced service on two transatlantic services this week, starting on 14 June with a connection between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Zagreb (ZAG). The 7,070-kilometre sector will be served weekly (Tuesdays) facing no direct competition. A second route was launched by the Canadian carrier on 17 June between Vancouver (YVR) and Rome Fiumicino (FCO). The 8,996-kilometre city pair will also be flown weekly (Fridays), again facing no incumbent. “Thanks to Air Transat, Vancouver has a direct link to one of the world’s most renowned and ancient connecting hubs – Rome,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. “This service opens up exciting new opportunities to explore an amazing country, known for its rich culture and stunning attractions.” Both of Air Transat’s new transatlantic services will both be flown by the carrier’s A330-200 fleet. The latest launches mean that Air Transat offers 17 transatlantic routes from Pearson, and six from Vancouver. While Zagreb is a new destination for Air Transat, the airline already serves Fiumicino from Pearson.