News Listings for Canadian Regional Airlines

  • Air Canada to replace Jazz flying on certain transborder routes

    News | 23 Sep 2013 22:30 | Kristin Majcher

    Air Canada is seeking a new regional carrier to replace Halifax-based Jazz Aviation as the operator on certain transborder routes between Canada and the USA as part of its announcement today initiate a request for proposals (RFP) for the flying.
  • Fleet footed

    News | 31 Dec 2002 00:00

    <p>KAREN WALKER / OTTAWA</p> A novel brand strategy has helped Air Canada prosper ahead of its North American rivals <p>If the 2003 new year resolutions of most North American major carriers seem to consist of cost and capacity cuts, and building low-fares, sub-brand carriers, then it must be with some satisfaction that Air Canada can count itself well ahead of the pack.</p> <p>So ahead, in fact, that Air Canada's Montreal headquarters has become a popular spot for visiting international carriers looking for ideas about how to get their own low-fare units off the ground.</p> <p>"In this industry, in this economy, you have to move quickly," observes Air Canada's head of operations, Robert Giguere. Few airlines have been as nimble as Air Canada, which has dramatically adapted to an entirely new market environment.</p> <p>In three years, Air Canada has acquired and merged with what had been Canada's second largest carrier and its main rival; launched two sub-brand carriers and a low
  • Air Canada retunes relationship with Jazz brand

    News | 09 Jul 2002 00:00

    <p>Air Canada is restructuring its commercial relationship with regional subsidiary Air Canada Jazz, dropping the established revenue-sharing arrangement in favour of the capacity purchase mode favoured by US airlines.</p> <p>The change comes into effect on 1 August and will cut costs, as well as improve capacity and schedule planning, says Air Canada.</p> <p>Air Canada Jazz will be paid per flight to operate on behalf of Air Canada, which will assume responsibility for scheduling, pricing and network planning. Under the current agreement, revenue from passengers travelling on both airlines is shared between the carriers. The capacity purchase model has given US airlines greater flexibility in adapting to market changes by giving them more control over their regional affiliates. Restructuring could also make it easier for Air Canada to sell the unit.</p> <p>The former Air Canada Regional was renamed after completing the consolidation of AirBC, Air Nova, Air Ontario and Canadian Regi
  • Air Canada Regional rebrands as Air Canada Jazz

    News | 27 Mar 2002 16:07 | Aaron Karp

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Air Canada Regional, operating as AirBC, Air Nova, Air Ontario and Canadian Regional Airlines, has marked the completion of its two-year consolidation process with the introduction of its new brand name – Air Canada Jazz.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>“Our objective in creating our new brand was to build on the strengths of the four existing brands of AirBC, Air Ontario, Air Nova and Canadian Regional Airlines,” says Air Canada Jazz president Joseph Randell. “Each of these carriers had strong brand awareness within their regions, and the new name reflects these qualities and acts as a metaphor for being youthful, vibrant, innovative, flexible and part of the local community.”</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>The airline’s
  • Air Canada Regional carriers to be merged into single airline

    News | 25 Mar 2002 22:30 | Aaron Karp

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Air Canada Regional, a collection of four Air Canada regional airline subsidiaries, plans to unveil a new, unified brand name and livery on Wednesday.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Four Air Canada regional subsidiaries – Air Nova, Air Ontario, Air BC and Canadian Regional Airlines – saw their separate operating certificates merged into a single certificate in February 2001 under the Air Canada Regional corporate name. The carriers have continued to operate as such since, with each carrier sporting its own livery and conducting its own operations. However, Air Canada Regional has been promoting the four carriers jointly and coordinating the their operations to avoid duplication of service. </p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>W
  • Air Canada network may lease ten ex-Midway CRJs

    News | 03 Jan 2002 23:06 | Brendan Sobie

    <body lang=EN-US style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=Section1> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Air Canada is in talks with General Electric Capital Aviation Services (GECAS) to lease up to ten Bombardier CRJs formerly operated by Midway Airlines.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Regional airline industry sources say the aircraft could become the first CRJs to be operated by Air Canada’s Regional Airlines, which is now shopping to replace its Fokker 28s.</p> <p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>An Air Canada’s Regional Airlines spokesman says the carrier is still reviewing several new aircraft candidates, including the CRJ, with the goal of completing a fleet renewal plan by the end of the first quarter. He says the carrier, created last year from the combination of four regionals, hopes to replace all 25 of its Fokker F-28s by