Forbes Canada's Best Employers list: Air Transat first among airlines

Company climbs to 51st position in the national ranking and 13th in Quebec

MONTREAL, Jan. 29, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, named World's Best Leisure Airline in 2018, placed first among airlines in Forbes magazine's annual list of Canada's Best Employers. The company gained 18 positions in the overall ranking, rising from 69th in 2018 to 51st in 2019.

"It's a great honour to lead Canada's airlines and be among the top 15 best employers in Quebec," said Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs. "Whether it's through our inspiring brand image that embodies the joy of vacations or our leadership in sustainable development, Transat provides a stimulating and diverse workplace that is a source of pride for our employees. They're our best ambassadors and we thank them for contributing so much to the company's reputation."

Forbes establishes its ranking of the country's top employers based on a survey of 8,000 Canadians who work for some 1,500 private and public companies with more than 500 employees. Answers are given anonymously and without the involvement of employers.

About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries some 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 certification in 2018 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
  • 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

About Transat
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel. It offers vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel under the Transat and Air Transat brands to some 60 destinations in more than 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. 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 12 years, and was awarded Travelife certification in 2018 (TSX: TRZ).        

 

SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.

Media: Transat A.T. Inc., Odette Trottier, Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs, odette.trottier@transat.com, 514 908-8891

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