Air Transat takes delivery of its first Airbus A310-300

Montreal, January 15, 2001

Air Transat, the leading charter carrier in Canada, is pleased to announce the arrival of its first A310-300. Two other aircraft of the same series will join the fleet in March and April respectively. Between now and July 2002, Air Transat will take delivery of six Airbus A310-300s.

“Our program of fleet renewal that began in 1998, is progressing according to plan,” notes Denis Jacob, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Transat. “The Airbus A310-300 is a modern, cost-efficient aircraft; its integration will enable the company to continuously increase operational efficiency and offer its vacationers quality service at the best possible price,” he adds. The Airbus A310-300 is a long-range aircraft (9,600 km) able to provide non-stop service to all Air Transat destinations. The aircraft has 259 seats, 20 in Club Class and 239 in Economy Class.

About Air Transat
Air Transat specializes in charter flights from several Canadian and European cities to vacation destinations, mainly to the south during the winter months and to Europe and Canada during the summer. Year-round, Air Transat links Canada’s principal cities. Air Transat’s fleet of 21 aircraft serves 89 destinations in 27 countries. The company employs 2,300. In 1999, Air Transat carried 3.3 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, it 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.

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