Montreal, October 24, 2007
Air Transat, Canada's leading holiday travel airline and a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world, will increase the legroom in the Economy class sections of all of its aircraft starting in May 2008. All travellers who fly on Air Transat next summer will enjoy the comfort of the new cabin configuration.
“We are very pleased to be able to offer a more comfortable flying experience to the millions of travellers who entrust their holiday travel to Air Transat,” said Allen B. Graham, President and Chief Executive Officer, Air Transat. “The additional space and the changes respond to a desire expressed by our customers.”
For his part, Daniel Cousineau, Senior Vice-President, Sales and Marketing, for the Transat Holidays, Nolitours and Air Transat brands, added: “Travellers will continue to benefit from the very competitive pricing and excellent in-flight service for which Air Transat is known.”
The fleet modification work will start next May and is scheduled for completion in mid-June. The average space between each row of seats will be increased to 32 inches from the current 30 (to 81 cm from 76 cm). This will result in a reduction in the number of seats to 249 from 259 on the fleet’s Airbus A310s, and to 342 from 362 on the A330s. The number of Club class seats remains unchanged in both aircraft: 20 on the A310s and 21 on the A330s.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. It carries some 2.5 million passengers annually to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries. Air Transat has a fleet of 16 Airbus A330s and A310s. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.