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Air Transat Airbus A330-200 arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport on a magnificently cloudy Saturday morning 2019 - Photo by Robson Smith
Air Transat Airbus A330-200 arriving at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on a magnificently cloudy Saturday morning 2019. The colourful Airbus A330-200 long-haul jetliner pictured above (at 17.5 years, matching with the average fleet age of its airline) represents one of 39 total aircraft in Air Transat's fleet. Specifically, the Montreal-based company has organized their operations to reflect a split between both Airbus and Boeing manufacturers. On the side of Airbus, a significant 20 A330 long-haul airliners are serviced, denoting the company as having allocated over half its fleet to one aircraft make. In more depth, 16 of these are A330-200 variants, with 4 of the larger, slightly shorter ranged A330-300, and during peak winter season, three A330-200s are leased to the European Condor Airlines. To supplement these aircraft are 6 A321 short-haul planes of various models, with a further 13 on order, mainly A321LR (Long Range) models. These will be replacing the current and ageing fleet of 6 Airbus A310-300s, the final flight of which is planned for April 2020. With Boeing, a total of six planes are operated, one 737-700 and 5 737-800s, with no future orders. Note, as Air Transat is presently in the process of translating to an Air Canada division, following its purchase by the Canadian national carrier, the future fleet of Canada's leisure airline may indeed differ from these detailed expectations. Recognizing success, we wish Air Transat all the best regarding their new voyage with Air Canada. Enjoy!
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