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  • Canjet crew freed as armed hijacker surrenders

    The gunman that held the crew of a Canjet Airlines aircraft hostage in Jamaica for several hours is now in police custody, the carrier says. "We are...

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  • Air Transat to add Boeing 737s to fleet

    News | 04 Apr 2013 19:25 | Kristin Majcher

    Air Transat will bring its medium-haul operations in-house in 2014 and add Boeing 737s to its fleet, the Montreal-based charter operator says. The...
  • Canjet crew freed as armed hijacker surrenders

    News | 20 Apr 2009 13:16 | Andrew Doyle

    The gunman that held the crew of a Canjet Airlines aircraft hostage in Jamaica for several hours is now in police custody, the carrier says. "We are...
  • Canjet Airlines aircraft hijacked at Montego Bay

    News | 20 Apr 2009 08:19 | Andrew Doyle

    A Canjet Airlines aircraft has been hijacked by an armed man at Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica. A total of 182 passengers and...
  • CanJet reviews fleet

    News | 13 Jun 2005 23:00

    <P>Canadian low-fare carrier CanJet Airlines is reviewing its fleet to decide within a year whether to stick with Boeing 737s or acquire new single-aisle aircraft from Airbus, Bombardier or Embraer, writes Andrzej Jeziorski.</P> <P>“The review is in the initial stages,” says Chris Kelly, the airline’s director of strategic planning. “Over the next 12 months we will make a decision,” which may be followed by new aircraft orders. All available types seating 90 to 150 passengers will be considered, including the Embraer 190/195, and Bombardier’s proposed CSeries, provided the manufacturer can provide enough information on the aircraft, Kelly says.</P> <P>CanJet, wholly owned by IMP Group International, plans to expand its fleet from 11 aircraft as of the end of June to about 17 in 2007, Kelly says. The airline now operates nine Boeing 737-500s and two 737-200s, all leased. The remaining 737-200s will be replaced with new -500s in the fourth quarter. </P>
  • Canada's domestic dogfight

    News | 01 Jan 2004 00:00

    <p>Domestic rivals are claiming more market share from Air Canada. The three largest, WestJet, Jetsgo and CanJet, now claim 30% of the Canadian market. WestJet, Air Canada's largest rival, keeps setting growth records. It recently exercised options on seven more Boeing 737s, which will bring its fleet to 63. Montreal-based Jetsgo has added over 300% capacity in the past year, with its twelfth Boeing MD-83 arriving in December. It now serves 11 cities across Canada, plus four in the USA. CanJet Airlines, based in Halifax, is negotiating an order for 20 new jets, probably new-generation 737s, to replace its six 737-200s. CanJet plans deliveries over three years, starting this year.</p>
  • New operator enters crowded Canadian market

    News | 03 Jun 2002 23:00

    <p>BRIAN DUNN / MONTREAL</p> <p>Former Royal Aviation owner Michel Leblanc has re-entered the aviation business with the launch of Canadian discount carrier Jetsgo. Analysts are questioning the prospects for the start-up, however, as it joins an increasingly crowded Canadian low-cost airline market. </p> <p>Due for launch on 12 June, Jetsgo will initially employ 200 people and operate three 160-seat Boeing MD-83s, with a fourth to be added later in the year. It is modelled on the successful Canadian low-cost carrier WestJet, which began services with three Boeing 737-200s in 1996. Leblanc says he has secured C$120 million ($78 million) in finance from his own family, a Canadian bank and Boeing.</p> <p>Destinations to be served include Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Stephenville in Newfoundland and Sydney in Nova Scotia, with plans to later expand to the eastern USA, including Florida.</p> <p>Toronto analyst Avi Dalfen of Research Capital says the discount market i