06 DEC 2018:  Air Transat and the Children’s Wish Foundation Flight with Santa Claus has become quite a tradition.  Hundreds of children were part of the festivities which took place yesterday in the skies above Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Elves and animated characters welcomed children and their families at the Air Transat check-in counters at Montreal-Trudeau, Toronto-Pearson and Vancouver airports.  Shortly after take-off, mission accomplished: Santa himself appeared in the cabin, delighting everyone.

“At Air Transat, it warms our hearts to enable hundreds of children and their families to experience a unique and magical moment, “ said Annick Guerard, CEO Transat. Since 2004, this flight holds a very special place in our hearts, and every year we are amazed by the dedication of the Foundation, our employees, volunteers and collaborators, that make this tradition such a wonderful event.  They ago all out to make this day an unforgettable one.”

“The annual Flight with Santa Claus is truly a magical day that brings incredible joy to children diagnosed with a life-threatening illness,” said Chris Kotsopoulos, CEO at Children’s Wish Foundation.  “It allows children and their families to create special holiday memories to cherish for years to come.”

During the event, Air Transat announced a donation of $80,000 to Children’s Wish, which represents the amounts collected over the past year as part of the air carrier’s Small Change Big Hearts program and other initiatives, and is in addition to the over $6 million raised for Children’s Wish since the inception of the partnership between both organizations in 2004.

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