Air Transat

Air Transat Pilots
An Air Transat A330 at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Photo: Capt. Louis Éric Mongrain (Air Transat)

At A Glance

Pilots joined ALPA: 1999

Number of pilots: 684

Pilot bases: Montréal, Qué., and Toronto, Ont.

Hub: Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport

Headquarters: Montréal, Qué.

Operations: Air Transat provides scheduled service for more than 2.5 million passengers annually to nearly 60 destinations in 30 countries.

Fleet: 7 A321ceos, 12 A321neoLRs, and 14 A330-200/-300s

Over recent years, ALPA pilot groups have achieved historic gains during contract negotiations, helping to move pattern bargaining forward.

Air Transat pilots closely followed the contract gains made by WestJet Airlines pilots in 2023 and are eagerly awaiting the outcome of the Air Canada pilots’ negotiations. For the first time, Air Transat pilots will be in contract negotiations after Air Canada pilots, which the Air Transat pilot group believes will be an advantage.

As the pilots gear up for upcoming contract negotiations, the Master Executive Council (MEC) will be holding pilot unity events to foster camaraderie and collaboration among the pilots to help secure the working conditions and total compensation they deserve.

In 2023, Air Transat experienced a banner year, achieving profitability for four consecutive quarters. With approximately 10 to 15 new pilots being hired per month, the company is preparing for further expansion, adding new routes to destinations in Latin America, north Africa, and France.

One of Air Transat’s A330s prepares to land. Photo: Wikimedia.