There’s no doubt that Transat has a lot to celebrate and it did just that in Toronto last night (April 23) as the company marked the 30th anniversary of its first flight between Toronto and London, England.
Addressing a crowd of some 250 travel trade types at its hangar near Toronto Pearson Airport, the company’s president and chief executive officer, Jean-Marc Eustache observed: “I am exceedingly proud when I look back at how far we’ve come since that first flight out of Toronto, and how much the company has grown in Ontario and the rest of Canada.”
Eustache pointed out that: “Over the years, our organization has adjusted to a changing and ever more competitive business environment. It has evolved and rapidly responded to emerging consumer needs when it comes to products, destinations, services, and of course price.”
And change is clearly all part of the plan these days at Transat, with Eustache telling his audience: “We work in a vibrant industry, full of stimulating challenges, which is seeing steady growth. And there is no shortage of travellers. We are moving forward enthusiastically and optimistically. Moreover, we recently created a new division that will see us develop our own hotel chain at our main Sun destinations. By combining this new development platform with our existing leisure-travel business, we will remain on the leading edge of travel industry innovation.”
Watch for more on Transat in upcoming issue of Travel Courier and Canadian Travel Press.
In the main photo
Vincent Crisanti, Toronto City Councillor; Annick Guérard, Chief Operating Officer, Transat, Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga, Jean-Marc Eustache, President and CEO, Transat and Michael Thompson, Toronto City Councillor
In the photo
Jordi Solé, President, Hotel Division, Transat and Jean-Marc Eustache, President and CEO, Transat.