Transat confirms customers have been freed following a hostage-taking in Jamaica



    MONTREAL, April 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat confirms that its customers, as
well as the crew aboard CanJet Flight 918, have been freed after being
involved in a hostage-taking that began on April 19 at 11:30 p.m. ADT on the
tarmac at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. All
passengers and crew are safe and sound and no one was injured during the
operation.
    CanJet Flight 918 was en route from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Montego Bay
and Santa Clara, Cuba.
    Passengers' families and friends can obtain information by calling the
CanJet information line at 1-888-777-6429. Passengers will have access to
psychological support services.
    Transat is currently taking the necessary measures for passengers to be
able to continue their trip.
    All Transat and Transat Holidays operations in and out Halifax and
Montego Bay are continuing as normal.

    About Transat

    Transat A.T. Inc. is an integrated international tour operator with more
than 60 destination countries and that distributes products in over 50
countries. A holiday travel specialist, Transat operates mainly in Canada and
Europe, as well as in the Caribbean, Mexico and the Mediterranean Basin.
Montreal-based Transat is also active in air transportation, destination
services, accommodation and distribution. (TSX: TRZ.B, TRZ.A)




For further information:

For further information: Media: (514) 987-1660, ext. 4662; Families:
1-888-777-6429; Source: Transat


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