Air Transat will provide $400 compensation to each of the 336 passengers who were stuck on the tarmac of Ottawa International Airport for more than six hours in late July.
According to a report in La Presse, the carrier has contacted the affected passengers of flight TSC157 from Brussels to inform them of the $400 compensation offer, the amount established under the company's compensation grid. The total amount is approximately $130,000, according to the report.
The flight was one of two Air Transat planes diverted to Ottawa International Airport after severe thunderstorms were reported in both Montreal and Toronto. The passengers of the other plane will not be compensated, according to the report.
The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) will hold a public hearing into the tarmac delay incidents on Aug. 30 and 31 in Ottawa. According to the CTA, this decision was made after a review of the airline response to the agency’s to explain those incidents.