MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Transat A.T. Inc. announced today that Jean-François Lemay, President and General Manager of its subsidiary Air Transat, will be leaving the airline in a few months' time, following more than seven years of dedicated service with the integrated international tourism company, the past five at the helm of Air Transat. Mr. Lemay will continue in his current role until the company identifies a successor.
"We respect Jean-François' decision to take on new challenges," said Annick Guérard, Transat's Chief Operating Officer, adding: "I wish to acknowledge his significant contribution to the development and growth of our air operations in recent years, and express my deepest appreciation for his commitment and for the tremendous work he has accomplished."
Jean-François Lemay has overseen a number of structure-enhancing projects for the air carrier, which included reducing its air costs, establishing a new senior management team, driving strong growth through the insourcing of Air Transat's narrow-body fleet, operating the so-called double flexible fleet, and transforming the fleet, which will consist entirely of Airbus aircraft by 2022.
Transat will announce the name of his successor in due course.
Transat A.T. Inc. is a leading integrated international tourism company specializing in holiday travel. It offers vacation packages, hotel stays and air travel under the Transat and Air Transat brands to some 60 destinations in 26 countries in the Americas, Europe and the Middle East. Based in Montreal, the company has 5,000 employees. Transat is firmly committed to sustainable tourism development, as reflected in its multiple corporate responsibility initiatives over the past 12 years, and has been Travelife Certified since 2018 (TSX: TRZ).
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