Montreal, August 2, 2000
Air Transat, the leading charter carrier in Canada, will be adding six Airbus A310-300s to its fleet. The aircraft will arrive over a period starting in December 2000. This transaction is part of the fleet renewal process that began in 1998. Once completed, the fleet, which currently consists of 21 aircraft, will number 23.
“While strengthening our position as the leading charter carrier in Canada, these aircraft will also increase the efficiency of our operations,” stated Denis Jacob, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Transat. “The Airbus A310-300s meet the conditions and requirements of tour operators, who can thus continue to offer their holiday clientele quality products at affordable prices,” he continued. “Also, given their extended range (9,600 km) and their mid-size design, these 260-seaters will enable us to provide non-stop flights to all our destinations,” concluded Mr. Jacob.
About Air Transat
Air Transat specializes in charter flights from several Canadian and European cities to vacation destinations, mainly in the south during the winter months and in Europe and Canada during the summer. Year-round, Air Transat links Canada’s principal cities. Air Transat’s fleet of 21 aircraft serves 90 destinations in 25 countries. The company employs 2,300. In 1999, Air Transat carried 3 million passengers.
Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., the leader in Canada’s holiday travel industry, and a major player in France. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, Transat A.T. Inc. is active in every aspect of the organization and distribution of holiday travel: retail sales through travel agencies and tour operators, air transportation, and hotel management. Transat A.T. Inc. is a public corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.