MONTREAL, July 17, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Transat, Canada's leading holiday airline, is proud to have been named the World's Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. Jean-François Lemay, President-General Manager of Air Transat, was on hand in London to accept the award at the official ceremony. Every year, some 20 million travellers from around the world pick the winners by taking part in the largest airline passenger satisfaction survey, a global benchmark of airline excellence.
"Being singled out as the World's Best Leisure Airline is an honour we're extremely proud of, since it was awarded by our passengers," says Jean-François Lemay. "This honour extends to all of our employees, whose commitment, quality service and hard work ensure our passengers a pleasant, memorable experience, so their vacation truly begins the moment they set foot on board. Air Transat takes great pride in having been ranked among the best leisure airlines for seven years running, and to have topped the list for the second time in its history. Once again, I am deeply grateful to our passengers for their trust."
Air Transat experience
Air Transat flies to more than 60 destinations in 26 countries. It offers numerous benefits for an exceptional inflight experience. First, there's Club Class, with its exclusive cabin and priority service every step of the way, not to mention a number of inflight privileges, such as the Chef's Menu by Daniel Vézina. Passengers in Economy Class can treat themselves with Option Plus. Benefits include an additional piece of checked baggage and seat selection, among others. Air Transat also has its youngest travellers at heart. The Kids Club provides children between 2 and 11 and their families with a range of free benefits, including priority check-in and boarding as well as on-board surprises.
The cabin comfort, free hot meals on transatlantic flights, including in Economy Class, personal entertainment system accessible via individual touch screens on Air Transat's mobile app as well as an attentive crew are just some of the reasons why flying Air Transat is so enjoyable.
The World Airline Awards began in 1999 when Skytrax launched its first global airline passenger satisfaction survey. The survey collects travellers' opinions on 320 airlines over a 10-month period and in 105 countries. Airlines are ranked according to 50 criteria, from check-in and boarding to staff service and seat comfort. This year's survey polled more than 20 million passengers worldwide.
To learn more about the World Airline Awards, visit www.worldairlineawards.com.
About Air Transat
Air Transat is Canada's number one holiday airline. It flies to some 60 destinations in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, offers domestic and feeder flights within Canada, and carries nearly 4.5 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 Partner status in 2016 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
- Ranked by Atmosfair among the world's Top 20 airlines for energy efficiency
- Voted Best Leisure/Charter Airline at the Agents' Choice Awards presented by Baxter Travel Media
- Voted Best Airline at the Trophées Uni-Vers awards organized by the Association des Agents de Voyages du Québec
SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.
For further information: Marie-Annick Lalande, Public Relations and Marketing Advisor, Transat Tours Canada, 514-987-1616, ext. 4076