Hurricane Irma: Air Transat airlifts all travellers from the Dominican Republic

MONTREAL, Sept. 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat has launched an evacuation operation to get all its travellers out of the Dominican Republic by sending a total of 10 aircraft: seven to Punta Cana, two to Puerto Plata and one to Samana. All aircraft should arrive in the Dominican Republic on the morning of September 6th, and passengers should be back in Canada in the afternoon or early evening.

The Company continues to closely monitor hurricane Irma.

Transat also implemented its hurricane policy for flights scheduled until September 11, 2017 for the following destinations:

  • Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata, Punta Cana, Samana, La Romana)
  • Cuba (Varadero, Cayo Coco, Santa Clara, Holguin)
  • Haiti (Port au Prince)

Regular updates will be posted on the company's websites.

About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's number one holiday travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. It also offers domestic and feeder flights out of five Canadian airports. Every year, it carries nearly 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2017, Air Transat was named the second-best leisure airline in the world, and the best in North America in the same category for the sixth 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.


SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.

Marie-Annick Lalande, Communications advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514 987-1616, poste 4076

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