Air Transat improves its meal options on transatlantic flights

Montreal, February 13, 2018 — Air Transat is pleased to announce that it will start serving hot meals to its passengers in Economy Class on all its transatlantic flights. Named Best Leisure Airline in North America for the sixth year in a row in 2017, the carrier constantly strives to offer its travellers the best inflight experience possible.

“At Air Transat, meeting our clients’ needs as much as possible is in our DNA,” says Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat. “We are sure that the improvement of our menu on board our transatlantic flights will be appreciated by our clients who are planning a summer holiday to Europe. These new meals allow us to enhance our inflight experience, reinforcing Air Transat’s position as leader in holiday travel in Canada.”

New and improved Bistro menu

Starting May 1, all Economy Class passengers aboard Air Transat flights to Europe will have a choice between two hot dishes: garlic and ginger chicken with jasmine rice; or Shanghai noodles sautéed with vegetables in an Asian sauce. All meals will include a salad, sweet treat and glass of wine.

On flights from Europe to Canada, two new hot dishes will be offered to passengers in Economy Class: chicken Provençal served with orzo with broccoli and carrots; and penne in rosé sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, sun-dried tomatoes and parsley. These meals will also include a salad, sweet treat and glass of wine.

The distinctive dishes of the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina  

Air Transat has partnered with great Quebec chef Daniel Vézina to offer a selection of gourmet meals on its flights. Since its introduction in May 2017, the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina has been widely popular with travellers, who can choose among eight dishes carefully crafted by the chef and inspired by his signature recipes.

Economy Class passengers who wish to start or conclude their vacations on a festive and refined note can purchase meals from his dinner menu – available in limited quantity – for $25. The meals include a main dish created by the chef, a cheese plate, dessert and glass of wine. Two breakfast dishes are also offered for $15.

Air Transat’s Club Class

Passengers flying to Europe on board Air Transat’s Airbus A310 and A330 aircraft are already familiar with its Club Class, which offers a most pleasant and comfortable inflight experience. Club Class travellers will enjoy the Chef’s Menu by Daniel Vézina, a welcome cocktail and a wide selection of quality wines, beverages and snacks. They’ll also benefit from many other perks, such as complimentary seat selection, a generous checked baggage allowance, more space on board, as well as priority check-in, boarding and baggage handling.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one leisure travel airline in the Canadian and transatlantic markets. Every year, it carries some 4.5 million passengers to approximately 60 destinations in 26 countries. Based in Montreal, the company employs more than 3000 people and operates a fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. In 2017, Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline 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.

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