Pilots arrested in Glasgow: Clarifications from Air Transat

MONTREAL, July 21, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The issue of the July 18 arrest of two Air Transat pilots in Glasgow is a complex one, and because the matter is the subject of judicial proceedings in Scotland, the airline will not comment at this point.

Both pilots, who are personally facing charges, have received an administrative suspension for the duration of the carrier's internal investigation.

Air Transat reiterates that the safety of its passengers and crew is the number one priority for the carrier. "Canadian and European rules and regulations that we are subject to regarding alcohol consumption are very strict. Our own internal rules are even more stringent, and we do not tolerate any failure to comply. We have always taken, and we will continue to take, all necessary measures to ensure those rules are followed to the letter, and we are counting on the flawless cooperation of all our personnel in that respect," stated Jean-François Lemay, President and General Manager, Air Transat. He added: "We will be compensating all passengers on this flight pursuant to the applicable European regulations."

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 30 countries aboard its fleet of Boeing narrow-body and Airbus wide-body jets. The company employs more than 2,500 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 countries. Air Transat was named Best North American Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2016.

SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.

For further information: Source : Air Transat, airtransat.com; Media : Pierre Tessier, 514 987-1616, ext. 4662, Pierre.tessier@transat.com

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