Canada’s Air Transat retires A310-300s

News provided by ch-aviation.com and Mark Brandon-Youtube

02.04.2020 – 07:06 UTC

Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) retired all three of its remaining A310-300(ET)s at the end of March.

The type’s last revenue flight was operated on March 30, when C-GSAT (msn 600) flew from Porto via Halifax to Toronto Pearson. The aircraft subsequently joined the other two A310s, C-GPAT (msn 597) and C-GTSY (msn 447), in storage at Montréal Mirabel.

The airline has since confirmed in a statement to ch-aviation that the A310-300s have indeed been permanently withdrawn from service and will not be reactivated after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Air Transat was planning to retire the A310s over the coming months as its new A321-200neo(LR)s deliver from Airbus (AIB, Toulouse Blagnac).

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A sad sight! Here we have the 4th Air Transat A310 to be retired, here she is departing Montreal for the very last time on a short ferry flight to Mirabel where she will be scrapped! Air Transat is the last North American airline to still operate the A310 commercially but that will change by the end of the year.

Active (As of Jan 2020) C-GPAT, C-GSAT, C-GTSY, C-GTSW

Retired: C-GTSF (Oct 2017), C-FDAT (Nov 2017), C-GLAT (Jan 2020), C-GTSH (Jan 2020).

They have said that they will retire there entire fleet by the end of 2020, so you better catch them while you can! History of C-GTSH: Built in 1991, and delivered to Lufthansa in 1992 before being sold to Air Transat in 2004. This aircraft is 28 years old and has 2 x GE CF6-80C2A2.

Mark Brandon