Air Transat to compensate for canceled flight, drunk pilots

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

Jean-Francois Lemay said Thursday that all passengers scheduled to fly on the July 18 flight from Glasgow to Toronto will be compensated pursuant to the applicable European regulations.

European Union rules stipulate a passenger is entitled to 600 euros (about $660 US) in the event a flight longer than 2,174 miles (3,500 kilometers) is canceled.

The airline confirmed the pilots arrested in Scotland have been 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.