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About Air Transat

Air Transat was founded in 1986 by the former employees of Quebecair. The airline started operations in November 1987 with the first flight being made from Montreal to Acapulco. Today, Air Transat boasts a fleet of 30 airplanes which transport more than 2.5 million passengers a year, their most popular destination naturally being Air Transat flights to Canada. Their headquarters are located at Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport and during the summer months the airline offers many flights from Canada and the US to European destinations whilst, over the winter, their main flight destinations comprise the Caribbean, United States and South America.

Online check-in

Air Transat online check-in opens from 24 hours to 2 hours prior to scheduled flight departure for most Air Transat flights. Online check in is not available for some destinations, as well as passengers departing from Port-au-Prince in Haiti, passengers under the age of 18 and travelling alone, passengers on a code share flight., etc. Those with hand luggage only may proceed directly to airport security whilst travellers with checked baggage will need to stop off at the airport drop-off counters first.

Hand luggage allowance

On Air Transat flights, the cabin baggage allowance varies in accordance with the passenger class of travel and destination however, in general the maximum dimensions are 23cm x 40cm x 51cm (including wheels and handles). With regards to the maximum weight Economy Class and Option Plus travellers are allowed up to 10kg, whilst Business Class passengers are permitted 15kg. In addition to the aforementioned hand baggage allowance, passengers may also carry on a small personal item. This includes a handbag, camera or laptop, etc. Excess charges may apply to all items of baggage exceeding the dimensions and weight restrictions, and they will be stored in the hold.

Checked baggage allowance

The Air Transat checked baggage allowance depends on the departure and arrival destination. In general, the maximum dimensions are 158cm (height, length and width). With regards to weight, the allowance varies as follows:

  • Flights to/from South America: Multiple pieces with a combined weight of 20kg.
  • Flights to/from Italy and Greece: One item of checked baggage weighing up 30kg.
  • Flights to/from Portugal: Two pieces of checked baggage with a combined weight of 50kg.
  • Flights to /from all other European destinations, and Canada and US domestic flights: One item of checked baggage weighing up to 23kg.

Option Plus and Club Class members have different weight and height restrictions.

Airline information

  • Airline name: Air Transat
  • IATA code: TS
  • Founded: 1986
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Website:

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