CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) yesterday (September 1) announced it was suspending flight operations indefinitely as it was just too unprofitable to operate just one Boeing 737-800 for Air Transat (Montreal). This 737 will now join the AIr Transat fleet. There are no further flights scheduled at this time.
The company will continue to lease out and maintain its remaining Boeing 737-800s. However if it cannot find suitable leases for the aircraft going forward, they are likely to be returned to the owners.
This version of CanJet started operations on June 20, 2002.
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Copyright Photo: Ken Petersen/AirlinersGallery.com. One of the last aircraft being operated was the pictured Boeing 737-8AS WL C-FYQO (msn 29934) arriving at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) will lay off 47 pilots and 68 permanent and seasonal flight attendants because the airline is dropping its unprofitable seasonal flights to Europe. According to this report by Halifax Herald, the airline is considering a low-cost schedule service alternative. This is the second setback for the struggling carrier after Air Transat (Montreal) announced previously it was acquiring its own Boeing 737s after CanJet had been operating for Air Transat. As a response, CanJet formed CanJet Vacations (Toronto).
CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) will develop and launch its own in-house travel tour operation for the next winter season. The company is diversifying after Air Transat (Montreal) decided to use its own Boeing 737-800s to conduct its holiday package flights rather than using the Boeing 737-800s of CanJet. The company will use either the CanJet vacations or CanJet Holidays name for the new division.
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Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8AS C-FTCX (msn 29921) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL).
CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax), a division of IMP Group Limited, is a full-service charter airline. The airline is now considering scheduled operations again.
According to this report by The Province, the charter airline’s first priority is formalize a new long-range flying contract with Air Transat (Montreal). Failing that, the airline is considering operating scheduled flights between Canada and the European Union, Antigua and Barbuda, Costa Rica and Barbados.
CanJet currently operates its Boeing 737-800s mainly for Air Transat (Montreal). Now Air Transat, as we previously reported, is considering operating their own Boeing 737s.
XL Airways (Germany) (Frankfurt) received its Boeing 737-8Q8 D-AXLF (msn 28218) (above) back from its winter lease to CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) on May 2, 2012. CanJet operated the aircraft the past winter as C-GDGY (see below). XL Airways has repainted the airliner at Dublin in this special “Oger Turk Tur” color scheme.
Oger Turk Tur (Hamburg) is a German travel agency.
Last summer XL Airways operated the same airframe in the special “Schauinsland Reisen” color scheme.
Top Copyright Photo: Paul Doyle. D-AXLF departs from an overcast Dublin in the new look following the winter lease maintenance check.
CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) leased this Boeing 737-8K5 D-AHFO (msn 27987) on November 26, 2009 from TUIfly for the winter season. The airliner is painted in the “yellow taxi” colors of hlx.com (Hapag-Lloyd Express).
CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax) had one of its Boeing 737-800s hijacked at Montego Bay (MBJ) late last night lingering into this morning. The airliner was operating as flight C6 918 from Halifax to Montego Bay for Transat Tours Canada. A “mentally challenged youngster” was able to get on board the airliner at MBJ and demanded the crew fly him to Cuba. The flight was operating with 178 passengers and five crew members. The hijacker released the passengers and held the crew as hostages until the aircraft was stormed and the crew was released.
Boeing 737-8AS EI-CST is pictured at AMS after repainting before heading west to Lasham and finally Canada. Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems.
Ryanair’s (Dublin) Boeing 737-8AS EI-CST (msn 29933) has been retired and it is now going to CanJet Airlines (2nd) (Halifax). This airliner was repainted at Amsterdam and was ferried to Lasham on March 19 for further work before delivery.