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Air Transat gets MedLink on board, for in-flight medical assistance

Montreal, October 25, 2000

Air Transat now provides MedLink-an emergency telemedicine service-aboard all of its aircraft. MedLink makes it possible for Air Transat’s flights anywhere in the world to have direct contact with a certified emergency physician, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

In the event of an in-flight medical emergency, Air Transat’s flight crew can quickly reach and receive immediate assistance from an emergency physician. The physician will assess the medical situation and recommend a plan of care. He or she provides continuous assistance to the crew members or to onboard medical volunteers, when any are available. MedLink-a service offered by MedAire, a company that specializes in providing emergency in-flight medical assistance-has a base of close to 20 certified emergency physicians and access to professionals in over 45 medical specialty areas.

'By providing assistance during in-flight medical emergencies, we increase the well-being and safety of passengers and crews aboard Air Transat flights-a priority for Transat,' stated Denis Jacob, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Transat.

About Air Transat
Air Transat specializes in charter flights from several Canadian and European cities to vacation destinations, mainly in the south during the winter months and in Europe and Canada during the summer. Year-round, Air Transat links Canada’s principal cities. Air Transat’s fleet of 22 aircraft serves 90 destinations in 25 countries. The company employs 2,300. In 1999, Air Transat carried 3 million passengers.

Air Transat is a subsidiary of Transat A.T. Inc., an integrated company in the tourism industry. Through its subsidiaries and affiliated companies, it is active in every aspect of the organization and distribution of holiday travel: retail sales through travel agencies, organizing and distributing vacation packages through tour operators, air transportation, and hotel management. Transat A.T. inc. is a public corporation listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.


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