Canadian charter company North Cariboo Air is expanding its operations with the delivery of a Bombardier Challenger 300 super mid-size business jet in May next year. The carrier will also take delivery of its first Dash 8-100 turboprop this August.
The Fort St John, British Columbia-based airline now operates about 25 turboprops and three jets, and earns 80% of its revenue from charters for the oil and gas industries. It is keen to diversify into other markets and is considering new revenue streams such as fractional ownership. North Cariboo may also expand its emergency medical services operation.
North Cariboo's first Dash 8 will be a refurbished aircraft. The company says it "could have a fleet of three or four of the turboprops within a year". Its fleet includes a Cessna Citation II, Citation Encore, DHC-6 Twin Otters, Gulfstream G100, Raytheon Beech 1900s and King Airs.
Source: Flight International