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Unique Day at Montreal-Trudeau Airport for Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) or Functional Limitations and Their Families

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 04/12/14 -- A group of children accompanied by their families experienced a very special day at Montreal-Trudeau airport today as part of the Premium Kids program, which organizes airport process familiarization days for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) or functional limitations.

Nearly an hundred children, accompanied by family members, had an opportunity to become acquainted with a typical traveller's journey through an airport, starting with arrival at the terminal parking lot, right up until the aircraft boarding and passenger-safety announcement.

"Following the success of the pilot project and the positive comments we received, we decided to make this an annual program," said Christiane Beaulieu, Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications, Aeroports de Montreal (ADM). "Today's activity is important for the families, but also for ADM. It enables us to better identify the needs and expectations of the families, and in this way we can improve our services to airport users."

For his part, Jean-Francois Lemay, General Manager of event partner Air Transat, said: "Preparing children for the experience of flying is essential for a successful family trip. This step is all the more important for parents of children with an ASD. That is why we are pleased to be the official partner airline of the Premium Kids program." Mr. Lemay added: "Our priority is to offer our passengers an exceptional, pleasant and safe experience, no matter their limitations. Air Transat provides an extensive range of information services to families travelling aboard its flights and Premium Kids is a natural extension of this."

This event is organized by ADM jointly with the following partners: Autisme et troubles envahissants du developpement Montreal (ATEDM), the Giant Steps organization, Special Olympics Quebec, Air Transat, Transport Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA), Securitas, HMSHost, Sweet Factory, Runway Duty Free and the Montreal Airport Marriott Hotel.

ADM is Canada's first airport authority to introduce such a program, which is inspired by a similar initiative, "Wings for Autism," created more than three years ago by the Charles River Center in collaboration with the Massachusetts Port Authority Logan International Airport, Boston).

About Aeroports de Montreal

ADM is the local airport authority responsible for the management, operation and development of Montreal-Trudeau and Montreal-Mirabel international airports under a lease signed with Transport Canada in 1992. The Corporation employs 625 people at both airports and at head office. ADM has been ISO 14001 certified since 2000. The Montreal-Trudeau terminal has also obtained BOMA BESt certification and an ICI ON RECYCLE certificate of performance.

For further information on Aeroports de Montreal and its operations, please visit our website at www.admtl.com.

Contacts:
Aeroports de Montreal
Christiane Beaulieu
Vice-President, Public Affairs and Communications
514 394-7304

Transat A.T. Inc.
Debbie Cabana
Communications and Media Relations Advisor
514 987-1616, ext. 4662

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