AirHelp world airlines ranking winter 2016-2017 : Transat maintains its 5th place

Montreal, June 13, 2017 — Air Transat, Canada’s leading holiday travel airline, has placed 5th in the AirHelp world airlines ranking for the winter of 2016-2017. The carrier maintains the spot it earned in the fall 2016 ranking, which was a gain of 10 positions above its showing for the summer of 2016. The AirHelp ranking evaluates some 85 airlines worldwide on their on-time performance, service quality and efficiency of their customer service.

“We are proud to be among the airlines at the top of this ranking,” said Air Transat President Jean-François Lemay. “For 30 years, we have worked hard to provide our customers on both sides of the Atlantic with a quality travel experience designed especially for vacationers.”

Air Transat made the AirHelp list for the first time in summer 2016. It was ranked 70th at the time but moved up to 15th after the organization corrected an erroneous on-time performance score.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada's number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. Every year, it carries some three million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs about 3,000 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2016, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline for the fifth consecutive year by Skytrax. In recent years, the carrier has earned multiple distinctions for its efforts to reduce its environmental footprint. Since 2011, it has consistently been ranked number one in North America for energy efficiency, and in the Top 20 worldwide, by the Atmosfair Airline Index. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017.

Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada - 514-987-1616, ext. 4076

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