Air Transat Welcomes Pets in Cabins on Flights to Canada

Air Transat, named the World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, is now offering passengers travelling from the UK and Ireland in Economy Class the opportunity to take their pets in the aircraft cabin on flights to Canada

Perfect for those relocating to Canada or planning longer holidays, the new service aims to provide passengers with greater peace of mind when travelling with their furry friends.

The majority of flights will welcome cats and dogs 10 kg or less (including the weight of the cage) on board. The animals must be kept in a cage and placed under the seat in front of the traveller.

Passengers interested in booking their pets a place on an upcoming flight can reserve the service by filling in the online request form or by calling Air Transat on 00 800 87 26 72 83 or 0207 616 9187 up to three days prior to departure. Subject to availability, reservations for pets can also be made on arrival at the departure airport. However, on arrival the number of animals travelling in the cabin is limited.

The price per flight, per animal in the cabin, is £58 for flights from the UK to Canada. A CAD $30 fee (plus tax, per animal) will be required for inspection by Agriculture Canada. All the details of this new service are available on Air Transat’s website.

All Air Transat flights include the added value of a 23kg allowance for hold luggage, a 10kg carry-on bag, meals and soft drinks on board, plus in flight entertainment.