Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Air Transat to Offer Compensation for Flight Cancelled Because of Drunken Pilots

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Air Transat to Offer Compensation for Flight Cancelled Because of Drunken Pilots

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Cancelled flight: Air Transat will cough up

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MONTREAL - Air Transat's president says the carrier will compensate all passengers booked on a flight that was disrupted when two pilots were arrested on suspicion of drunkenness.

But Jean-Francois Lemay's statement today is short on specifics, saying only the passengers will be compensated "pursuant to the applicable European regulations."

European Union rules stipulate a passenger is entitled to 600 euros in the event a flight longer than 3,500 kilometres is cancelled.

The airline is confirming the pilots arrested in Scotland are suspended at least until the end of an internal investigation.

Jean-Francois Perreault, 39, and Imran Zafar Syed, 37, were detained at Glasgow Airport on Monday shortly before they were to fly an Airbus A310 with about 250 passengers from Glasgow to Toronto. …

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