Canada Jet­lines to of­fer ser­vice from Saint-Hu­bert

Canada Jet­lines Ltd. in­tends to of­fer ul­tralow-fare ser­vice to the Mon­treal re­gion from Aero­port Mon­treal Saint-Hu­bert Longueuil.

Stockwatch Daily - - FRONT PAGE - Mr. Mark Mora­bito re­ports

CANADA JET­LINES Ltd. in­tends to of­fer ul­tralow-fare ser­vice to the Mon­treal re­gion from Aero­port Mon­treal Saint-Hu­bert Longueuil.

Saint-Hu­bert is be­ing ex­panded as part of a plan to be po­si­tioned as a low­cost air­port serv­ing the Mon­treal area. Once the nec­es­sary ex­pan­sions are com­plete, the air­port will be able to sup­port ul­tralow-cost-car­rier (ULCC) air­lines by as early as 2020. The re­cently up­graded run­way was one of the first mile­stones the air­port achieved in or­der to be­come the low-cost air­port of choice for the Mon­teregie re­gion and the prov­ince. The run­way re­con­struc­tion project was sup­ported by the Cana­dian fed­eral govern­ment, which in­jected $13-mil­lion into the project. The air­port also has plans to build a new pas­sen­ger ter­mi­nal build­ing.

“We are ex­cited to en­ter into t his part ner ship with the Saint-Hu­bert air­port and sup­port their vi­sion of build­ing a low-cost al­ter­na­tive air­port in the Mon­treal re­gion. Mon­treal trav­ellers de­serve a low-cost do­mes­tic op­tion, and those look­ing for low-cost air travel op­tions des­tined south should not have to drive across the bor­der to Platts­burgh. The Saint-Hu­bert air­port has our full sup­port and we look for­ward to work­ing to­gether to de­sign and build what will be­come Jet­lines base in Mon­treal,” stated Javier Suarez, chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer. “Saint-Hu­bert is a short com­mute out of the down­town core of Mon­treal, and our pas­sen­gers will not only ben­e­fit from ul­tralow air­fares, they will also have con­ve­nient ac­cess to a new pur­pose-built low-cost fa­cil­ity in Saint-Hu­bert near down­town Mon­treal.”

Mark Mora­bito, ex­ec­u­tive chair­man of Canada Jet­lines, added: “Canada is the only G7 coun­try with­out a true in­de­pen­dent ul­tralow-cost car­rier, and, as a re­sult, Cana­di­ans are con­sis­tently over­pay­ing for air travel; Jet­lines is here to change that. Jet­lines is com­mit­ted to grow­ing its pres­ence in Eastern Canada and Que­bec by part­ner­ing for the long term with Saint-Hu­bert air­port.”

“We are de­lighted at the prospect of part­ner­ing with Jet­lines to of­fer ULCC ser­vice to the Mon­treal and Mon­teregie re­gions. Given the re­newed in­ter­est by sched­uled car­ri­ers to op­er­ate at Saint-Hu­bert, we will ac­cel­er­ate our ef­forts to se­cure a des­ig­nated air­port sta­tus, which will en­able us to pro­vide se­cu­rity screen­ing ser­vices from the Cana­dian Air Trans­port Se­cu­rity Au­thor­ity (CATSA) at an af­ford­able rate. At the same time, our in­ten­tion is to ob­tain cus­toms and im­mi­gra­tion ser­vices from the Canada Bor­der Ser­vices Agency (CBSA) in or­der to of­fer trans­bor­der flights, which will al­low us to re­cap­ture the ex­o­dus of Que­bec pas­sen­gers who travel to U.S. air­ports for their flights. These two con­di­tions, which de­pend solely on fed­eral govern­ment de­ci­sions, are nec­es­sary for us to be able to part­ner with air car­ri­ers of Jet­lines’ cal­i­bre. We will be reach­ing out to Min­is­ter Marc Garneau and our elected of­fi­cials to ac­cel­er­ate these de­ci­sions. We share the fed­eral govern­ment’s stated goal to of­fer af­ford­able and ef­fi­cient ser­vices to Cana­di­ans and our part­ner­ship with Jet­lines is an im­por­tant step to­wards that goal,” said Jane Foyle, gen­eral man­ager of DASH-L, the non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion that man­ages the air­port.

About Canada Jet­lines Ltd.

Canada Jet­lines is set to be­come Canada’s first true ul­tralow-cost-car­rier (ULCC) air­line, with plans to op­er­ate flights across Canada and pro­vide non-stop ser­vice from Canada to the United States, Mex­ico and the Caribbean. The com­pany plans to com­mence oper­a­tions with the Air­bus A320 fleet, the most widely u sed air craft for ul­tralow-cost car­ri­ers around the world.

We seek Safe Har­bor.

Re­jean Bourque, Stan­ley John Gadek, Ja­son Grant, Saad Ham­mad, Tony Le­feb­vre, Mark Joseph Mora­bito, Deb­o­rah Wal­lis Robin­son, Don­ald J Sorochan, John Stephen­son, John James Suther­land

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