Cutting the cake in Tel Aviv, baked to mark the arrival of Air Transat’s new service from Montreal, are: Ziv Nevo Kulman, Israeli Consul General in Montreal and Permanent Representative to ICAO; Gilles Ringwald, Commercial VP, Air Transat; Gideon Thaler TAL Aviation CEO; Amir Halevi, Director, General Ministry of Tourism; and Ralph Jansen, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Canada in Tel Aviv. Air Transat will operate the route twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays).
- Air Transat launched its longest route on 18 June, a connection between Montreal (YUL) and Tel Aviv (TLV). At 8,797 kilometres, the city pair overtakes the 8,122-kilometre link between Toronto Pearson and Athens to take the prestigious title of being the airline’s longest sector. Air Transat will link the Canadian and Israeli cities twice-weekly (Wednesdays and Sundays) on its fleet of A330-200s according to OAG schedules. Air Transat is not the only entrant into this market during June, as Air Canada will itself inaugurate the city pairing on 22 June, with it planning to operate the link on its A330-300s twice-weekly (Thursdays and Sundays).