BUS COMPANY Greyhound Lines of Canada is in "advanced discussions" with a Canadian operator interested in providing low-cost air services under the banner Greyhound Air.

Calgary-based Greyhound says that the planned air service "...would be operated by a Canadian-controlled company unrelated to Greyhound and experienced in providing air services in Canada". Greyhound would not own, lease or operate the aircraft, instead it would provide marketing, scheduling and ticketing and compensate the operator for providing the air service.

The Canadian bus operator says, that it plans to provide services linking Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Toronto and Hamilton, with Winnipeg as the hub at air fares "comparable to Greyhound's bus fares".

Source: Flight International