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Air Transat earns Skytrax award

Air Transat earns Skytrax awardAir Transat was been named World’s Best Leisure Airline at the Skytrax annual World Airline Awards at the 2012 Farnborough International Airshow near London. Allen B. Graham, CEO of Air Transat and president of Transat Canada, said: “We are very proud to receive this important distinction. The World Airline Awards are the most prestigious an airline can receive, and the fact that it recognizes Air Transat as the world’s leading airline in our category makes it that much more important.” Graham continued: “Furthermore, we receive this award as we begin to refurbish our cabins, which will guarantee a considerably improved in-flight experience. Satisfied passengers haven’t seen anything yet.” And he pointed out that: “This award crowns the contribution of all our hard-working teams, who, over the years, have made security, on-time performance and quality their priority.” In the past five years, Air Transat has gained other recognitions as a result of its numerous environmental initiatives. In 2011, the company ranked first worldwide in the Atmosfair Airline Index environmental performance indicator, in the long-haul category. Air Transat also obtained the Platinum LEED-EB (existing building) certification for its headquarters, located within the Montreal Trudeau airport site.