Transat Appoints Karine Gagnon as General Manager of Transat Distribution Canada
Transat’s Commercial Director Karine Gagnon will succeed Louise Fecteau, who is retiring, as Transat Distribution Canada’s General Manager effective July 1st, 2022. Ms. Gagnon has a degree in marketing management from HEC Montréal.
On Tuesday (May 3, 2022), Transat A.T. Inc. announced the appointment of the company’s current Commercial Director, Karine Gagnon, as General Manager of Transat Distribution Canada (TDC) effective July 1st, 2022. Ms. Gagnon will succeed Louise Fecteau who is retiring on June 30th, after leading TDC for the last three years. In the interim, both leaders will collaborate to ensure an orderly leadership transition of Canada’s largest full-service travel agency network. Karine Gagnon has a marketing and management degree from HEC Montréal and a diploma in tourism and travel management services from LaSalle College.
In Tuesday’s announcment, Transat’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer and Transat Distribution Canada’s President, Joseph Adamo, said,
“Karine is ideally suited to lead TDC in the years to come, with her extensive commercial, marketing and operational experience in the travel and hospitality sectors. In addition, she has consistently demonstrated exceptional leadership and business acumen since she arrived at Transat in 2014.
“On behalf of the entire Transat team, I thank Louise for her outstanding and loyal service to our company and industry at large. I will especially look back fondly on the last years, when we worked side by side. I want to express my gratitude and wish her a happy retirement, which she deserves.”
Louise Fecteau’s retirement follows an illustrious career in the travel industry which started in her native Beauce region of region of Quebec, where she owned and operated several travel agencies before joining Transat 28 years ago. Over the years, she has been a pillar in every role served in both supplier and retail operations.
Montreal-based Transat A.T. Inc. (TSX: TRZ), the parent company of Air Transat, was founded over 35 years ago. The company has 5,000 employees and is the third largest airline in Canada, as well as the leading integrated tourism company. Transat offers vacation packages, hotel accommodations and air service to more than 60 destinations in over 25 countries in the Americas and Europe. Air Transat has been voted the ‘World’s Best Leisure Airline’ at the Skytrax World Airline Awards. The carrier is currently renewing their fleet with the most fuel-efficient and environmentally aircraft in their class, as part of Air Transat’s commitment to a healthier environment, knowing that this is essential for the preservation of the magnificent destinations they serve.
Source: Transat A.T. Inc./CNW Telbec