Air Transat Reschedules Last Airbus A310 Service

Air Transat, the third-largest Canadian carrier, has finalized the last flight of their Airbus A310 service to the 27th of April, 2020. The flight, Quebec City to Paris return, will be the last time the Airbus A310 sees service for the carrier.

An Air Transat Airbus A310
The Airbus A321LR will be replacing Air Transat’s Airbus A310s. Photo: BriYYZ via Flickr

Why is Transat retiring the A310?

For those who missed it, Transat is planning to retire its six aging A310s, to be replaced with more modern Airbus A321LR aircraft. They have two of the new aircraft currently delivered and are expecting another 13 to arrive over the next year.

Air Transat Reschedules Last Airbus A310 Service
The new Air Transat takes off from Airbus’ factory in France. Photo: Airbus

The arrival of this new generation of aircraft is an important moment for our company and our passengers in many respects. The Airbus A321neoLR represents what Air Transat stands for today and what we strive for in the coming years. It reinforces our position as a leader in sustainable tourism, while also offering our passengers a superior on-board experience. In addition, the aircraft’s long-range will optimize our operations in our core markets, namely in our destinations in Europe, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.” – Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer at Transat, said in a press release.

The A321LR is superior to the A310 only because of the endless march of technology.

Air Transat
Air Transat A310 seat map. Photo: Air Transat

If you miss these flights and really want to fly on an Airbus A310, your best bet would be to fly out to Yemen to fly on their national carrier or Mahan Air of Iran.

What are the last flights of the A310?

According to Routesonline, Air Transat has rescheduled the last flights of their six Airbus A310-300 aircraft. The dates that these aircraft will fly their last routes will be on:

Montreal outbound:
To Marseille on the 24th of April, 2020, returning the next day.
To Pointe-a-Pitre on the 29th March 2020
To Samana on the 26th of April 2020

Quebec City outbound:
To Cancun on the 26th of April 2020
To Puerto Vallarta on the 9th of April 2020
To Punta Cana on the 18th of April 2020

Toronto outbound:
To Manchester 29th March 2020 returning the next day.
To Porto on the 29th March 2020 returning the next day.
To Samana on the 29th March 2020

When is the last flight?

The newly updated flight has been published as Quebec City (YQB) to Paris (CDG) return, with the aircraft moving on without passengers to be decommissioned. The specific route scheduling, thanks to Routesonline, is:

Flight number: TS112 – final flight 26th of April 2020.
Quebec City departing at 2015 PM – Arriving at 0900 AM in Paris the following day.
Flight number: TS113 – final flight 27th of April 2020.
Paris departure at 1045 AM – 1230 PM back to Quebec city the same day.

The route of the final flight between Quebec and Paris. Photo: GCMaps

All route information was originally published by Routesonline. They can be found here.

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