MONTREAL, May 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat is pleased and proud
to announce that it has won the Family Friendly Airline Award for a
second time. This international distinction, created in 2011 by the
Kids First Fund, is awarded to air carriers that provide additional
services and extra comfort to children and their parents.
This year, a jury made up of travel industry leaders shortlisted four
airlines: Air Transat, El Al Israel Airlines, Iberia and South African
Airways. The winner of the Family Friendly Airline Award was then
determined by popular vote on the Kids First Fund Facebook page. Thanks
to its Kids Club, Air Transat garnered 63% of the votes cast by
Facebook members from countries around the world, including Canada,
Brazil, France, India and the United States.
"We're extremely proud of this acknowledgement of the services we
provide to families who fly with us," said Jean-François Lemay, General
Manager, Air Transat, adding: "Our airline has excelled for 25 years
now, and one of our hallmarks is helping to provide unforgettable and
worry-free family vacations, thanks to, among other things, the
Air Transat Kids Club and the quality of service delivery by our staff
both in the air and on the ground."
The Air Transat Kids Club, founded in 2006, is open to children ages
2-11 who are residents of Canada, France, or the United Kingdom. Kids
Club members and their parents enjoy a number of travel privileges,
including free seat selection for the child, a dedicated airport
check-in counter, priority baggage delivery, priority boarding, and
free unlimited snacks upon presentation of the Kids Club membership
card to cabin personnel.
"Air Transat clearly cares about its family passengers," said Jay
Sorensen, President, Kids First Fund. "The carrier provides a robust
array of services at every touchpoint, from booking to boarding, and on
board the aircraft. Its efforts cater to the needs of parents by
reducing the stress that can be associated with travel with children.
But even better, these services create a better cabin environment for
all travellers by keeping kids contented and comforted."
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's leading holiday travel airline. Every year, it
carries some 3 million passengers to nearly 60 destinations in 25
countries aboard its fleet of Airbus wide-body jets. The company
employs approximately 2,000 people. Air Transat is a business unit of
Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50
SOURCE: TRANSAT A.T. INC.
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