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Airline without planes announces services to airport without a terminal? Maybe someday they’ll actually have something substantive to say?

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1 hour ago, Jumpy said:

Airline without planes announces services to airport without a terminal? Maybe someday they’ll actually have something substantive to say?

This of course might have something to do with their decision .https://globalnews.ca/news/4419216/st-hubert-airport-expansion-montreal/

August 30, 2018 12:39 pm

Updated: August 30, 2018 2:45 pm

LONGUEUIL, QC, Nov. 8, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Montreal Saint Hubert Airport (YHU) and Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSXV: JET) are proud to announce new Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) services for the Montreal area in Quebec.    

Jetlines' aircraft roll-out strategy combined with the airport's recent refurbishment of its main runway and its plan to build a passenger terminal building could bring Jetlines to the province as early as 2020.

"We are delighted at the prospect of partnering with Jetlines to offer ULCC service to the Montreal and Montérégie regions. Given the renewed interest by scheduled carriers to operate at the airport, we will accelerate our efforts to secure a designated airport status which will enable us to provide security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at an affordable rate. At the same time, our intention is to obtain customs and immigration services from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in order to offer transborder flights, which will allow us to recapture the exodus of Quebec passengers who travel to US airports for their flights. These two conditions, which depend solely on federal government decisions, are necessary for us to be able to partner with air carriers of Jetlines' caliber. We will be reaching out to Minister Marc Garneau and our elected officials to accelerate these decisions. We share the federal government's stated goal to offer affordable and efficient services to Canadians and our partnership with Jetlines is an important step towards that goal." said Jane Foyle, General Manager of DASH-L, the non-profit organization that manages the airport

St-Hubert Airport launches new runway in bid to become Montreal’s No. 2

Billy Shields By Billy Shields Photojournalist  Global News
Global News at 5:30: St-Hubert Airport launches new runwayx
 

Some of the first planes to touch down on the new runway at St-Hubert Airport were two 737s from competing commercial charter companies — industrial-sized planes often used by commercial carriers.

Although those commercial carriers generally serve customers like firefighters, sports teams and coast guard crews, airport officials hope the new $17-million runway will allow another business to take off.

“We’ll be able to attract larger aircraft, and with a good financial framework, we’re trying to get the low-cost airlines here,” Jane Foyle, the airport’s director-general, told Global News.

The airport is taking aim at low-cost carriers that have so far bypassed Montreal. St-Hubert hopes that adding such carriers will make it the area’s second airport. Executives like Foyle argue that St-Hubert is close and inexpensive for carriers.

Although officials admit the airport needs a terminal soon, they hope to attract a passenger carrier as soon as summer 2019.

 

 

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4 hours ago, Malcolm said:

Although officials admit the airport needs a terminal soon, they hope to attract a passenger carrier as soon as summer 2019.

No terminal. No security. No customs. Premature press release which seems to be the way this company is rolling things out. A well capitalized startup wouldn’t have issues with things like actually starting. They’re going to get eaten by Enerjet or whatever they roll the brand out when they silently startup without five years of press releases. 

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15 minutes ago, Jumpy said:

No terminal. No security. No customs. Premature press release which seems to be the way this company is rolling things out. A well capitalized startup wouldn’t have issues with things like actually starting. They’re going to get eaten by Enerjet or whatever they roll the brand out when they silently startup without five years of press releases. 

You cherry picked .  The first quote in my post states:

We are delighted at the prospect of partnering with Jetlines to offer ULCC service to the Montreal and Montérégie regions. Given the renewed interest by scheduled carriers to operate at the airport, we will accelerate our efforts to secure a designated airport status which will enable us to provide security screening services from the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) at an affordable rate. At the same time, our intention is to obtain customs and immigration services from the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) in order to offer transborder flights, which will allow us to recapture the exodus of Quebec passengers who travel to US airports for their flights. These two conditions, which depend solely on federal government decisions, are necessary for us to be able to partner with air carriers of Jetlines' caliber. We will be reaching out to Minister Marc Garneau and our elected officials to accelerate these decisions. We share the federal government's stated goal to offer affordable and efficient services to Canadians and our partnership with Jetlines is an important step towards that goal." said Jane Foyle, General Manager of DASH-L, the non-profit organization that manages the airport

 

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47 minutes ago, Jumpy said:

They’re going to get eaten by Enerjet or whatever they roll the brand out when they silently startup without five years of press releases. 

An "airline" who's fleet consists of a Twin Otter fuselage under a tarp?

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1 hour ago, Super 80 said:

An "airline" who's fleet consists of a Twin Otter fuselage under a tarp?

I guess we will have to wait and see but following is what they say they will start up with:

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance, and has signed a Definitive Lease Agreement for two Airbus A320 aircraft, effective June 12, 2018. Delivery of the two aircraft is expected by the first half of 2019.

AerCap is the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company with a well-diversified portfolio of high-quality aircraft. They provide aircraft to a global network of approximately 200 airline customers in approximately 80 countries and is recognized as the most active aircraft trader globally. AerCap’s President & Chief Commercial Officer, Philip Scruggs commented, “We are very pleased to welcome our new customer airline, Jetlines, and particularly pleased to play a role in the start-up of their new operations. We wish the board and management team every success and we look forward to working with the Jetlines team as they begin operations.”

Incoming CEO Lukas Johnson stated, “AerCap has a proven reputation of leasing high-quality aircraft and we look forward to continuing to build a positive relationship with them. Through my experience with Airbus, I believe that these planes are the right aircraft to commence operations with. The majority of ultra-low cost carriers worldwide operate with the Airbus A320 fleet based on its fuel-efficient narrow-body framework that supports a high-density seat configuration.”

The two committed Airbus A320’s are sister aircraft, having virtually identical conformity in design, features, and equipment, allowing Jetlines to expedite the necessary training and maintenance processes to commence operations at an earlier date. The sister aircraft are 12 years old.

Executive Chairman Mark Morabito stated, “Our operations team has worked diligently on securing quality aircraft, carrying out a meticulous vetting process to ensure that the aircraft are fit for Jetlines and our future passengers.” Mr. Morabito continued, “I am pleased to report that we are now positioned to carry out the remainder of work to complete our licencing process and that we are continuing to advance our financing initiatives, personnel recruitment, and airport agreements.”

The pre-existing purchase agreement with Boeing for the 737-MAX’s for delivery in 2023 remains in place. Jetlines plans to use the Airbus planes to support its start-up operations and is not limited from securing a Boeing fleet in future, should the Company decide to do so.

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Mixed fleet. Secondary airports. More low cost airlines operating across Canada than when they first announced their existence. 

Now who has the bag of money to keep this dream alive ? 

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1 hour ago, Malcolm said:

I guess we will have to wait and see but following is what they say they will start up with:

 

It's Enerjet who's fleet consists of a Twin Otter fuselage under a tarp, I'm told it is in the grass at the Airdrie airport and you can see if from the township road.

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29 minutes ago, blues deville said:

Mixed fleet. Secondary airports. More low cost airlines operating across Canada than when they first announced their existence. 

Now who has the bag of money to keep this dream alive ? 

Of course the same question was posed when Porter started up and it was a given (by some) that it would  / could not survive.  re mixed fleet, that is only after 2023 ...…...

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I don't think Porter's launch was every really in doubt. Bean just anticipated they would immediately fail and that Jazz who had no lease, no operating agreement and did nothing to prevent their eviction would be able to get an injunction to allow them to operate flights between YTZ and YUL and YOW every 90 seconds.

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40 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

Of course the same question was posed when Porter started up and it was a given (by some) that it would  / could not survive.  re mixed fleet, that is only after 2023 ...…...

I don’t recall the exact numbers but I think Porter raised more start-up capital than C3. 

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10 hours ago, blues deville said:

I don’t recall the exact numbers but I think Porter raised more start-up capital than C3. 

Here is what I could find. I do however, well remember, experts on this forum that questioned how long they could continue to exist before they ran out of money.  Well 13 years later.…….

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That Was Then …
Incorporated as City Centre Airlines in April 2005, it was renamed Porter Airlines in January 2006 when it was still a “paper airline.”  Later that month, Porter’s parent company, REGCO Holdings, raised approximately $125 million through a private placement of equity to a handful of investors. Impressively, it was the second-largest equity raise by a new carrier in North American airline history; JetBlue Airways had raised $158 million US in 2002. Soon thereafter, REGCO ordered ten Bombardier Q400s and took up options on another ten aircraft

Source: https://www.wingsmagazine.com/operations/from-startup-to-upstart-a-position-report-on-porter-airlines-2005

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Porter may have a near monopoly home base and the recipient of a multi-million dollar law suit keeping them in business but they seem to be going strong. I think they’ve found a target audience who enjoys avoiding that ‘dangerous’ Pearson airport. 

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REmember many of those failure predictions were based on the Failed IPO.  The numbers were not good at all at the time and shortly after that they stopped reporting completely which is generally not a good sign.  But yes they have kept trucking on and I hope they do for a long time.

 

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57 minutes ago, boestar said:

REmember many of those failure predictions were based on the Failed IPO.  The numbers were not good at all at the time and shortly after that they stopped reporting completely which is generally not a good sign.  But yes they have kept trucking on and I hope they do for a long time.

 

The only time Porter has revealed their finances was during the IPO attempt.  They showed a money losing operation with the exception of the last reported quarter which showed a couple hundred thousand dollar profit.

Probability is they are surviving on the furniture they sold. (Terminal)

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On 11/1/2018 at 3:55 PM, J.O. said:

 

The press releases or tweets by Canada Jetlines are starting to get absurd. This is something they're excited about? On top of thr 15 announcements of agreements with airports.... For an airline with no airplanes.

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On 2/14/2019 at 8:12 AM, Homerun said:

Probability is they are surviving on the furniture they sold. (Terminal)

If that’s true AC did the same with their own real estate and that which came from CAIL. Hangars, offices and other buildings associated with airline operations. All sold. Maybe not the Richard Ivey School of Business way but it keeps the light on. 

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15 hours ago, blues deville said:

If that’s true AC did the same with their own real estate and that which came from CAIL. Hangars, offices and other buildings associated with airline operations. All sold. Maybe not the Richard Ivey School of Business way but it keeps the light on. 

I once had an Air Canada passenger in the jump seat who said he was responsible for the EnRoute credit card.

I asked why they sold it and the answer was "funny you asked, we wondered if we should sell the airline and

keep the credit card."

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Canada Jetlines Provides Update on Aircraft Maintenance and Operations

 
‎Today, ‎March ‎14, ‎2019, ‏‎54 minutes ago | Canadian Aviation News

Provided by Canada Jetlines

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to provide an update on recent operational developments related to Jetlines’ build out in preparation for a targeted launch later this year.

Aircraft Maintenance and Preparation for Delivery

Jetlines signed an agreement with AKKA Technologies (AKA: EPA) for the paint livery engineering drawings, stencils and placards. AKKA ranks as the European leader in engineering consulting and R&D services in mobility and carries a strong presence globally. AKKA is also accomplishing the cabin interior reconfiguration Engineering through a direct contract with the aircraft lessor.

Jetlines signed an agreement with Flightcraft Maintenance Services Ltd. (“FMS”) in Winnipeg for the aircraft reconfigurations. FMS has been engaged to install the 180 Passenger configuration with new ACRO Series 3 Superlight ST+ seats, new carpets and convert the cargo holds to bulk load configuration. With over 20 years in the business, FMS has established itself internationally as a reliable and consistent aircraft maintenance and overhaul facility. FMS is Transport Canada and EASA certified, and is internationally recognized as a leader in global Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) services.

Jetlines has reached an agreement with TRAX, the leading global provider of aviation maintenance mobile and cloud products, for their maintenance software and services. TRAX has become the best-selling aircraft fleet management software on the market today by providing a robust suite of products and services to over 170 customers worldwide. TRAX’s products provide the means to manage and maintain all information generated and allows for complete information flow with leading-edge tools for customization that will enable Jetlines to maintain an efficient process and tight cost control as a result.

Phil Larsen, VP Maintenance commented, “We are very pleased to have these highly recognized suppliers working with us for the launch of Jetlines. With AKKA Technologies doing the engineering and kit provisioning, and Flightcraft accomplishing the reconfiguration and maintenance, we can be assured a great high-quality product.”

Integrated Flight Operations Software – SysAIO

Jetlines also announces an agreement with SysAIO Inc., a Canadian company that provides a series of high-end online applications through a SaaS (software as a service) model. SysAIO will be providing Jetlines with a cutting-edge online aviation product, AvAIO (Aviation – All-In-One). AvAIO is an enterprise level aviation system that provides cost-effective operations and crewing solutions. SysAIO was selected by Jetlines for their experience in working with start-ups and their abilities to meet the challenging technical aspects of the aviation industry. Jetlines selected SysAIO due the unique flexibility it provides, allowing a smaller airline to customize the software to their individual needs as it relates to crew scheduling, reporting tools, and customization of the Safety Management System (SMS) modules, rather than conforming to legacy systems that often prescribe higher costs.

About Canada Jetlines Ltd.

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Is this normal practice to  announce every contract signed or supplier who will work with an upstart carrier? 

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3 minutes ago, blues deville said:

Is this normal practice to  announce every contract signed or supplier who will work with an upstart carrier? 

I guess it all depends on how you define "Normal".  It does seem to be little excessive but it also shows they are following a careful progressive plant towards startup.

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2 hours ago, blues deville said:

Is this normal practice to  announce every contract signed or supplier who will work with an upstart carrier? 

It is when you're still in the market looking for financing and trying to show that you're more than a flash in the pan.

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1 hour ago, Fido said:

180 seats on what kind of aircraft?

As previously posted on this forum:

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it has partnered with AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance, and has signed a Definitive Lease Agreement for two Airbus A320 aircraft, effective June 12, 2018. Delivery of the two aircraft is expected by the first half of 2019.

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