Pascan Aviation expands its regional services in Eastern Quebec, adds its first SAAB 340B

Pascal Aviation has made this announcement:

Pascan Aviation, a leading regional carrier in Quebec with more than 20 years of experience, is pleased to announce the expansion of its network starting on August 17, 2020.

Pascan Aviation currently offers daily scheduled flights covering 8 airports (St.Hubert, Quebec, Bonaventure, Madeleine Islands, Bagotville, Mont-Joli, Sept-Îles, and FermontWabush) over which are added Gaspé, Baie-Comeau, and Montreal-Trudeau.  Early morning flights from FermontWabush connecting to Sept-Îles, Quebec and Montreal-Trudeau are also added.

Mr. Yani Gagnon, co-owner, comments: “Since its inception, Pascan’s mission is to connect the regions to city-centers, but also to connect the regions between themselves.

With the expansion of our regional services, we now offer never-equaled connectivity in Eastern Quebec, with connecting possibility for international and interprovincial flights in Montreal-Trudeau and Quebec airports.  We want to reassure the population in the regions that we are poised to fill the void left by the withdrawal of Air Canada in the regional market”.

Pascan Aviation has had financial support from BDC and Investissement Quebec for years, and is now also partnering with Miami-based Jetstream Aviation Capital, the world’s largest owner and lessor of SAAB turboprop regional aircraft and engines.

Mr. Stuart Klaskin, president and CEO of Jetstream Aviation Capital, comments: “What Pascan has accomplished on the regional market over the past 20 years is extraordinary, and we are extremely confident of the positioning that Pascan is undertaking to address and finding long-lasting solutions on issues relating to regional aviation.

We are committed with Pascan over the long-term with the potential delivery, if needed, of up to 20 SAAB 340B, and 10 SAAB 2000 which are 50-seats configuration”.