Canada's Transat resumes commercial flights after four months of shutdown

FILE PHOTO: Canadian private airline company Transat's planeis pictured after arriving at Toussaint Louverture airport in Port-au-Prince January 23, 2013. The first group of tourists to purchase vacation packages from Canada to Haiti arrived on Wednesday. REUTERS/Swoan Parker

(Reuters) - Transat AT TRZ.TO said on Thursday its commercial flights took to the air after being grounded for four months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The company said it has started three international flights on the Montreal-Toulouse, Montreal-Paris and Toronto-London routes, and three domestic flights on the Montreal-Toronto, Toronto-Montreal and Toronto-Vancouver routes.

Transat expects its reduced summer schedule of 24 routes to around 20 destinations to be operational by Aug. 2.

Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath