Small Change, Big Hearts program: a new option for donations

Montreal, November 6, 2017 – Transat is pleased to announce that, effective as of now, it will be possible to contribute to its Small Change, Big Hearts program when booking a package online at and through a travel agent or our Transat call centre agents.

Since 2009, through its Small Change, Big Hearts fundraising program, Air Transat has collected pocket change, in all currencies, from its passengers at the end of every flight. These funds are donated in equal amounts to SOS Children’s Villages, an international organization that cares for orphaned and abandoned children in 134 countries, and the Children’s Wish Foundation, an organization whose mission is to enable children with life-threatening illnesses to fulfil their most heartfelt wish. Since its start, the program has helped raise more than $ 4.5 million.

If customers wish to contribute, they can choose to donate $1, $2 or $5, which will be multiplied by the number of people in the booking file, including children.

For more information on the Small Change, Big Hearts program, please go to:

About Transat

Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. It operates mainly in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, with some 25 destination countries, and distributes products in over 50 countries. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years, and was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 (TSX: TRZ).

Recent distinctions and awards

Named world’s second-best leisure airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards (2013–2017) and best in North America in the same category (2012-2017)

Placed second among airlines on Forbes magazine’s 2017 ranking of Canada’s Best Employers

Named one of the Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by the research firm Corporate Knights (2014–2017; 16th in 2017)

Named the number one carrier in North America for energy efficiency by Atmosfair (2011–2016)

Ranked among the Top 10 call centres in North America by BenchmarkPortal (2012 and 2015)

Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline (2008–2017) and Best Tour Operator (2014–2017), at the Agent’s Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media

Voted Best Airline (2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017) and Best Tour Operator (2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017), at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec


Information : Odette Trottier, Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs - - 514 908-8891