Air Transat (TS, Montréal Trudeau) plans to resume flight operations on July 23, after a hiatus of almost four months, starting with 22 routes to destinations in North America, the Caribbean, and Europe at least until the end of the summer season on October 31, it said in a statement on June 11.

Its tour operator parent, Transat, will also offer packages to the south and to Europe during this period as its network of travel agencies gradually reopen from June 15.

Provided that travel restrictions applicable on that date allow it, Air Transat will gradually operate direct flights from Montréal Trudeau to Athens Int'l, Bordeaux, Lisbon, Lyon St. Exupéry, Marseilles, Nantes, Paris CDG, and Toulouse Blagnac.

From Toronto Pearson, direct flights will open up to Athens, Glasgow Int'l, London Gatwick, Manchester Int'l, Porto, and Rome Fiumicino.

From both Canadian cities, Air Transat will fly direct to Cayo Coco, Cancún, Fort Lauderdale Int'l, and Punta Cana, in addition to 1x weekly from Montreal to Port au Prince. Domestically, the airline will operate between Montreal, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver Int'l.

Depending on demand and the easing of regulatory restrictions, Air Transat said it may enhance its flight schedule for the months of September and October.

"This is a first step towards getting healthy operations back on track, from both a business and financial perspective," CEO Jean-Marc Eustache said.

The announcement came as Transat reported a loss of CAD179.5 million Canadian dollars (USD132.6 million) for the quarter ended April 30, compared with a loss of CAD939,000 (USD694,000) a year ago.