Air Transat, proud partner of the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal for the ninth consecutive year

Montreal, September 5, 2018 – Air Transat, named the 2018 World's Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards, is happy to be associated with the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Québec et de Montréal for the ninth year in a row as the official carrier. These two events, which annually welcome the top cyclists in the world, will be held on September 7 in Quebec City and September 9 in Montreal.

During this major race, which is part of the UCI WorldTour circuit, Air Transat will transport up to 350 passengers (riders, staff team and medias) and 12 tonnes of equipment.

A specialist in holiday travel in Canada, Air Transat offers cycling packages in Europe, in association with Vélo Québec, mainly in Spain and France, during the summer season. Exploring a destination by bike is a terrific way to experience life at the local pace and discover hidden gems that are off the beaten path.

About Air Transat

Air Transat is Canada’s number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 4.5 million passengers every year. Based in Montreal, the company employs 3,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of Transat A.T. Inc., a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and offering vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel. Transat was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016 in recognition of its commitment to sustainable development.

Recent distinctions and awards (2017-2018)

  • Named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards
  • Ranked by Atmosfair among the world’s Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency
  • Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the Agents’ Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
  • Voted Best Airline at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec


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

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