Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. It operates mainly in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, with some 25 destination countries, and distributes products in over 50 countries. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years, and was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.
Transat disposes of its tour-operating businesses in France and Greece in order to pursue implementation of its refocusing strategy and to accelerate its development in the Americas market. It creates Air Consultants France to commercialize Air Transat flights in France.
The Transat brand comprises our entire offering in Canada.
The Transat Travel brand becomes official.
Air Transat’s new flexible fleet soars as we take delivery of our first Boeing 737s.
Air Transat becomes the first airline in the world to complete the enhanced IOSA.
Transat celebrates its 25th anniversary and embarks on a full year of celebrations that truly reflect all the work accomplished and challenges met over the years.
Transat gets a new look: Transat Holidays / Vacances Transat and Nolitours adopt new logos; Air Transat is also getting a rejuvenated logo, and its fleet of Airbus aircraft is emblazoned with a new livery.
Transat now commercializes its international tours under the brand Transat Discoveries in Ontario and Transat Découvertes (which replaces Rêvatours) in Quebec.
Integration of all French operations under Transat France, with 850 employees.
Air Transat obtains IOSA accreditation and becomes the first North American holiday travel airline to comply with this international safety standard.
The large Spanish chain H10 Hotels and Transat A.T. Inc. create a five-hotel, 1,600-room joint venture in Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
The Company acquires Thomas Cook Travel Limited in Canada (approximately 200 travel agencies) and British tour operator Canadian Affair.
World of Vacations/Nolitours Vacances becomes Nolitours. Transat acquires 20 Carlson Wagonlit agencies and tour operator Bennett Voyages in France.
Transat acquires a majority interest in Air Consultants Europe (the Netherlands). It acquires Turissimo in the Dominican Republic and Air Transat opens its new facilities in at Montréal-Trudeau airport.
Transat increases its interest in World of Vacations to 100% and acquires an interest in Tourgreece, an incoming tour operator in Athens. Sales exceed $2 billion.
Transat acquires a 50% interest (80% since 2004) in Jonview Canada, Canada's largest incoming tour operator. It acquires specialized tour operator Rêvatours.
Air Transat takes delivery of its first Airbus A330. Transat creates www.exit.ca (became www.exitnow.ca).
Look Voyages launches its Lookéa vacation clubs.
Transat's sales exceed the $1-billion mark.
Transat acquires Look Voyages in France and a 35% interest in Canadian Holidays (World of Vacations). It issues shares valued at approximately $88 million.
Incoming tour operator DMC Transat (now Jonview Canada) is created.
Transat sets up shop as a tour operator in Vancouver. It acquires tour operator Voyages Nolitour. Transat makes a second public offering for approximately $21 million.
Transat acquires a 50% interest in Toronto-based tour operator Regent Holidays; its operations are subsequently grouped within World of Vacations/Nolitour Vacances.
Trafic/Multitour becomes Air Transat Holidays.
Transat acquires tour operator Vacances Fantasia.
Transat acquires Voyages Tourbec and British Airways Holidays.
Transat acquires a 50% interest in Consultour/Club Voyages, a distribution network, and creates Services Haycot (became Handlex in 2000).
Transat ends its first year as a public company on October 31 with sales of $23 million.
Transat is created and an initial public offering raises $8.25 million. It acquires Vacances Multitour. Air Transat makes its inaugural flight.
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