Montreal, April 4, 2011
Air Transat is proud to announce that it received the Family Friendly Airline Award, and it would like to thank everyone who voted.
The prize is awarded by the Kids First Fund to carriers that provide additional services and extra comfort to children and their parents. Air Transat came out on top as travellers from all over the world voted in a first-ever poll on Facebook to select the best airline for family travel. Nearly 2,000 Facebook friends considered the services provided by six airlines: Air Transat, Emirates, Jetstar, Kingfisher, Qatar and TAM.
Air Transat’s Kids Club finished first with 49% of the votes. Travellers obviously appreciate its services for children, which include a welcome kit, dedicated airport counters, prize drawings, and an onboard birthday celebration.
“All of the airlines in the poll provide exceptional services to cater to the needs of family travellers. It’s very apparent by the comments posted by Facebook friends that these consumers have a strong bond with their favourite airline for family travel,” said Jay Sorensen, president of the Kids First Fund. “In particular, Air Transat has tapped a strong reservoir of support through its Kids Club initiative.”
"For nearly 25 years now, children and families have been a top priority for Air Transat. As Canada's number one holiday airline, we make it part of daily life to surpass customer expectations. And we have delivered the goods on many fronts with the Kids' Club and our partnerships with children's charities in Canada and overseas," said Allen B. Graham, President and CEO of Air Transat.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada’s leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25 countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries.