Canada's Jetsgo is to more than double the size of its fleet with the purchase of 18 Fokker 100s from American Airlines. The low-cost airline will take delivery of the first seven Fokkers immediately and plans to have three in service by mid-June, deployed on new services. American, which began phasing out its 74 Fokkers in 2002, has also placed five aircraft with Helvitic Airways of Switzerland. Jetsgo operates from bases in Montreal and Toronto. Observers say that the carrier's acquisition of a 100-seater signals Jetsgo's intention to break into smaller markets and stay out of the way of North America's prime low-fare airlines.

Source: Flight International