Release #: TSC 19.02
August 09, 2019
Transat Pilots Support Transat A.T. /Air Canada Deal
MONTREAL— Air Transat pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, issued the following statement today in support of the Air Canada bid for Transat A.T.:
“As a key stakeholder at our airline, we were pleased to see the bid made by Air Canada for the acquisition of Transat A.T. was unanimously approved by the Transat Board of Directors.
“We know Transat A.T. is a leader in the Canadian travel industry, with some of the most highly qualified airline pilots and dedicated staff. We are pleased that both Air Canada and Transat A.T. stated that the head office and key functions will remain Montreal-based.
“We support the efforts undertaken by the management teams at each airline, and we encourage all shareholders to proceed in a manner that will ensure the completion of a successful Air Canada acquisition. From the pilots’ perspective, we believe that a transaction with Air Canada will provide greater labour protections and job security in the long run for Air Transat’s front line employees while providing our guests more opportunities for world-class travel.
“The Air Transat pilots look forward to working with our management, Air Canada’s management, and the Air Canada Pilots Association in making this transition as seamless as possible for the employees and our guests.”
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