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Last Airbus A310 to leave Air Transat fleet in April 2020

Montreal - Air Transat is planning to remove its remaining Airbus A310s from its fleet by the end of April 2020.

The last Airbus A310 flight with the Canadian airline will be carried out on April 27, 2020.

The Canadian leisure carrier currently has six Airbus A310 in service. They are 20 years old on average and configured to accommodate 250 passengers in a bi-class configuration.

Air Transat has 15 A321LR in its order book and took delivery of the first copy on May 6. With the arrival of the new generation, long-range narrowbody jets of Airbus, the airline will deploy these planes on routes that are being operated by the A310s.

The Canadian operator has deployed the twin-aisle airliner on its medium and long-haul routes between Montreal and Europe and the Caribbean.

The Airbus A310 is a widebody jet produced for medium and long routes. It's the second aircraft developed by the European manufacturer. The aircraft made its first flight in 1982.

The flag carrier of Quebec state, which was recently acquired by Air Canada, is the only operator of the type among the North American and European countries.

Air Transat will carry out last A310 flight to Roatan in the Caribbean on April 27th.