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CanJet staff await news of airline’s fate

#1 Post by J31 » Sun Aug 30, 2015 9:24 am

I am so sorry to hear this. It does not look good. Not many left at Canjet but they are good people.

From the Toronto Star:

CanJet Airlines’ flight and cabin crew are awaiting word on their fate after a scheduling bulletin Thursday suggested tour provider Air Transat will no longer operate the charter’s vacation flights starting next month.

“We have no plane,” said a source, who asked not to be named. “They are not planning to operate aircraft using our crew.”

She said the bulletin likely means the CanJet Boeing 737 aircraft is being “dry leased” to Air Transat, without CanJet personnel, which means the plane is available to be rented to another company.

Air Transat would not confirm or comment on low-cost carrier CanJet’s “actions or intentions.” CanJet president Stephen Rowe did not respond to a request for comment.

Audrey Tam, president of the CUPE local that represents CanJet flight attendants, said Rowe in an email to the union said the membership will be updated next week.

A spokesman for the Air Line Pilots Association Canada representing the carrier’s 13 remaining pilots said the union is unclear on the airline’s plans, adding that he hopes Rowe “can find a way to reinvent.”

In 2009, CanJet began offering charter flights on behalf of Transat Tours Canada from Toronto and other Canadian cities to vacation destinations but the contract was not renewed in April 2014.

The subsidiary of Halifax-based IMP Group said it would park five of its six aircraft as a result of the lost business and due to slow holiday package sales.

Last year CanJet laid off 67 pilots and 68 permanent and seasonal flight attendants according to a report and eliminated its planned European operations.

The carrier is now operating only one aircraft for Air Transat year round employing 13 flight crew and 35 attendants based in Toronto, CUPE said. CanJet in 2007 had more than 570 employees.

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http://www.thestar.com/business/2015/08 ... -fate.html
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Re: CanJet staff await news of airline’s fate

#2 Post by FICU » Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:01 pm

So we see CanJet possibly shutting down while Sun Wing and Air Transat wet lease European aircraft to operate out of Canada flying Canadian passengers.

How does this make sense?
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Re: CanJet staff await news of airline’s fate

#3 Post by OPEC6-Heavy » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:25 pm

Easy,
You start "Canjet Vacations" and essentially point a gun at the 2 largest Vacation Companies in North America. I think both SWG and TS will happily send Canjet to its grave after that. Not good.
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