MONTREAL, May 9, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - The entire Transat team wishes to express its support for the people affected in one way or another by the flooding that has impacted many communities in Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick and British Columbia.
In a gesture of solidarity, Transat announces that it will donate $25,000 to the Canadian Red Cross to assist the immediate relief efforts for individuals, families and communities in the areas affected. It is also urging its employees and all Canadians to make a personal donation by visiting the Canadian Red Cross website.
In 2010, Transat organized a major humanitarian aid operation in Haiti following the earthquake in January of that year. It also provided financial assistance to victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines in 2013, Hurricane Ida in El Salvador in 2009 and the Southeast Asian tsunami in 2004. And it donated to the Red Cross in 2016 to help people affected by the forest fires in and around Fort McMurray, Alberta.
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel and active in air transportation, accommodation, travel packaging and distribution. It operates mainly in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the Caribbean, with some 25 destination countries, and distributes products in over 50 countries. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 10 years, and was awarded Travelife Partner status in 2016. The vacation travel companion par excellence, Transat celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2017 (TSX: TRZ).
SOURCE Transat A.T. Inc.
For further information: Media: Transat A.T. Inc., Christophe Hennebelle, Vice-President, Human Resources and Corporate Affairs, [email protected], 514 987-1660, 4584