Protégez-Vous magazine's best airlines ranking - Air Transat: best Canadian carrier

MONTREAL, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, named World's Best Leisure Airline in 2018, is standing out once again among travellers, who have rated it the top Canadian carrier in Protégez-Vous magazine's airlines ranking. Air Transat is in fourth place among the 11 carriers evaluated.

"It is an honour to be recognized for the quality of the service we provide our customers, particularly in the areas of booking, welcome at the airport, courteousness of cabin crews and inflight service," said Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat. "This first place among Canadian carriers reflects on all our employees who, day after day, strive to provide the very best travel experience to the 5 million passengers who choose Air Transat every year."

Protégez-Vous compiled its best airlines ranking based on an online survey conducted October 5-12, 2018, among 2,513 respondents who evaluated various aspects of their flying experiences in the previous two years, including the ticket-buying and seat-booking process, pre-flight welcome, staff courteousness, inflight service, aircraft cleanliness, entertainment and meals available and value for money. The ranking also takes into account flight on-time performance.

About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's number one holiday airline. It flies to some 25 destinations in the Americas and Europe, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 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 and Best Tour Operator at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec
  • Ranked among Canada's Best Employers and first among airlines on Forbes magazine's list


SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.

Media: Transat A.T. Inc., Odette Trottier, Director, Communications and Corporate Affairs,, 514 908-8891

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