Montreal, May 5, 2010
As part of its previously announced Air Transat fleet renewal program, Transat A.T. Inc. announces the signing of an agreement with International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) for the long-term leasing of a new Airbus A330 wide-body jet.
The new aircraft will be Air Transat’s seventh Airbus A330 and should be put into service in April 2011. Air Transat operates 13 Airbus A310s (249 seats), which will be gradually withdrawn from the fleet, and six Airbus A330s (342 seats), including one to be added to the fleet by this coming fall.
Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50 countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in Canada and Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean Basin. Montreal-based Transat is also active in air transportation, destination services, accommodation and distribution. (TSX: TRZ.B, TRZ.A)