Air Transat improves its fuel-management program

Montreal, February 26, 2015 — Air Transat, Canada’s leading holiday travel airline, is acquiring a new fuel efficiency software. Developed by Swiss company Aviaso, the software will enable more accurate measurement of the impact of all the initiatives in the company’s fuel-management program.

“We already have one of the best fuel-management programs in the industry,” says Jean-François Lemay, General Manager, Air Transat. “Implementing this system developed by Aviaso gives us the means to improve our practices and further refine our program, with the goal of reducing fuel burn by another 1%.”

Air Transat’s stringent management of aircraft fuel consumption, adjustments to operating methods and investments in technology generate real, measurable reductions in aviation-related greenhouse-gas emissions. The carrier’s fuel-management program, introduced in 2003, has enabled a reduction in fuel burn of some 5%. It is acknowledged as a model for the industry, and stands out for its rigour.

Air Transat was also one of the first Canadian airlines to disclose its greenhouse-gas emissions; it began doing so in 2007. In 2014, emissions were 7.76 kg per passenger per 100 km, a performance that earned it the award for Most Climate Efficient North American Net Carrier from the German NGO atmosfair.

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 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and 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. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2014.

Debbie Cabana, Director, Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4662

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