New-look Transat banishes 'Air Sardine"

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Air Transat has rolled out their new interior for the Airbus A330 and are (rightly so) lauding its updated and upgraded features. Their words - "Say farewell to Air Sardine !"

The fully redisigned interior is roomier and boasts the latest in style and design, including most significantly more legroom. For those of you who are firm believers in Transat's Club cabin you have to know that the new aircraft has a seat number reduction in the Club cabin down to 12 seats from 31. This allows for more room in both the Club cabin and in the regular seating section.


New ergonomically designed leather seats with state-of-the-art personal entertainment systems and four-position headrests are welcome highlights but that's not all. Redesigned lavotories and eight-stage mood lighting (to, for example, simulate sunrise when the plane is landing in the morning overseas) will also add to a better inflight experience.

Air Transat is paying more than $50 million to renovate the interiors of all eight of Transat's A330s - three of them due by this summer (2012), two more by the fall and the final two in spring 2013. Six A310s will also get the treatment by summer 2013.

The newly renovated planes, which are also lighter and hence more environmentally friendly will also use less fuel and produce 852,000 fewer kilograms of CO2. They will fly European routes this summer from Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver. The first flight took place April 16.

And, here's the topper !!! - Recently, Air Transat was named the World's Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards at the Farnborough International Airshow near London.


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