The company that has grown to be Canada's leading holiday travel airline
made its first flight on November 14, 1987
MONTREAL, Nov. 14, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, Canada's leading
holiday travel airline and a wholly owned business unit of A.T. Inc.,
is marking the 25th anniversary of its inaugural flight today. On
November 14, 1987, an Air Transat Lockheed L-1011 with 360 passengers
aboard took off from Montreal for Acapulco.
"We have come an impressive distance in 25 years and I am extremely
proud of the work and dedication of every one of our employees, which
has enabled Air Transat to reach the peak of its industry and be
recognized as an airline with exceptional standards of quality," says
Allen B. Graham, President of Transat Canada and President and Chief
Executive Officer of Air Transat. He added: "I also want to thank the
millions of passengers who have been loyal to us and who, year after
year, place their trust in us when the time comes for them to plan
their holiday travel and overseas trips."
Since 1987, Air Transat has carried nearly 50 million passengers to more
than 60 destinations. The only Canadian airline offering direct
transatlantic flights to over 30 European cities, Air Transat is also
known for its expansive array of Sun destinations.
Over the years, the know-how and desire to excel that has set the
company apart, as well as the remarkable contribution of all of Air
Transat's teams, have been acknowledged by numerous awards,
distinctions and recognitions in the areas of customer service,
customer experience, exemplary on-time performance, sustainable
development and its unique Kids Club program for young travellers and
their parents. Earlier this year, Air Transat was named World's Best
Leisure Airline at the World Airline Awards organized by Skytrax, and
was also named Most climate efficient North American Net Carrier by the
German organization atmosfair.
Last May, in its ongoing effort to continually improve its service and
provide customers with superior comfort and flight experience, Air
Transat unveiled its all-new, entirely redesigned cabin interior.
Thanks to an investment of nearly $4 million per aircraft, the holiday
now begins as soon as the passenger boards the plane!
Air Transat now has some 450 pilots, 1,800 flight attendants, 300
maintenance employees and 150 office staff. The airline makes about
8,000 flights annually out of 19 Canadian cities.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it
carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25
countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company
employs more than 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of
Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over
SOURCE: TRANSAT A.T. INC.