Two Transat Pilots Arrested in Glasgow


Air Transat says the safety of its crews and passengers remains “top priority” following the arrest of two of its pilots before they were to fly a plane from Glasgow to Toronto yesterday (July 18).

The two are scheduled to appear in a Scottish court today to answer charges of being “impaired through alcohol.”

Aircraft cabin crew alerted authorities about the pilots before the flight was scheduled to leave for Toronto. There were 250 passengers onboard.

“Air Transat has learned of the arrest on July 18 of two crew members assigned to its Glasgow-Toronto flight,” an airline spokesman said in a statement. “We will await the results of the investigation and judicial proceedings before commenting on the matter before making any further comments. The safety of our crews and passengers is, and will remain, a top priority at Air Transat.”

Air Transat added passengers on the plane were placed in a Glasgow hotel last night and rebooked on an Air Transat flight that will arrive in Toronto today.