Montreal, September 4, 2003
Transat A.T. Inc., one of the 10 leading leisure travel companies in the world and the leader in Canada, announces that it is having discussions with potential buyers for the sale of its French subsidiary, Anyway (www.anyway.com), one of the leading online travel agencies in France. Discussions are ongoing and there are no guarantees that it will lead to a transaction. An announcement will be made at the appropriate time.Anyway was created in 1988 as a discount travel agency and expanded into online Minitel services in 1995 and into Internet services in 1999. With its head office in Paris, Anyway employs more than 100 employees.T
ransat A.T. Inc. with its head office in Montreal, is an integrated company specializing in the organization, marketing and distribution of holiday travel. The core of its business is in Canada and France. Transat is also involved in air transportation, value-added services offered at travel destinations and distribution through travel agency networks. Transat is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:TRZ).
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