MONTREAL, Sept. 11, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat has been recognized
as Most climate efficient North American Net Carrier by the German
organization atmosfair, which for the second year in a row evaluated
the environmental performance of some 130 carriers, rating their
atmospheric CO2 emissions and ranking them in its "Airline Index." The announcement was
made earlier today at the Berlin Air Show.
"We are extremely pleased with the recognition our airline is receiving
today," said Allen B. Graham, President and CEO, Air Transat, and
President, Transat Canada. "Air Transat has applied a stringent fuel
management program since 2003, and more than five years ago we began
intensifying efforts to adopt an effective environmental management
system. Steadfast engagement and thorough work by all of our employees
have enabled us to stand out as we do today among the very best
international air carriers."
According to atmosfair (www.atmosfair.de), a non-profit organization founded in 2004 by Forum anders reisen and
Germanwatch, the Airline Index helps travellers who are sensitive to
environmental considerations choose airlines based on their CO2 emission levels. The carriers were evaluated and then given efficiency
points ranging from zero to 100. The airlines that stood out were those
with modern fleets adapted to their routes, high numbers of seats and
high load factors. In addition to being named Most climate efficient
North American Net Carrier, Air Transat this year ranked seventh in the
world in the long-haul category of the atmosfair Airline Index.
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
countries. Air Transat was named World's Best Leisure Airline at the
Skytrax annual World Airline Awards, held in July 2012.
Image with caption: "John Hetherington, Director Airports Europe, Air Transat, accompanied by atmosfair representatives. (CNW Group/TRANSAT A.T. INC.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120911_C5562_PHOTO_EN_17666.jpg
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