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Nolinor selects Pan Am Academy in Miami as a pilot training partner for its new Boeing 737-800s

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Pan Am Flight Academy has made this announcement:

Following the recent acquisition of its first Boeing 737-800, leading carrier, Nolinor Aviation, conducted extensive research to find a training center that could deliver quality training services for their pilots. After their market analysis, the airline unhesitatingly selected Pan Am Flight Academy located in Miami, Florida.

This relationship of trust between the established aviation training organization and the carrier began 15 years ago when Nolinor Aviation selected Pan Am Flight Academy for the training of their pilots for its Boeing 737-200 fleet.

In 2019 Nolinor Aviation executed the purchase of the only Boeing 737-200 simulator available on the market from Pan Am Flight Academy. Following the acquisition of the full flight simulator, Nolinor proceeded to hand over the management of the simulator to the experienced team at Pan Am Flight Academy.

Nolinor Aviation pilots will be able to carry on with their regularly scheduled training at the Pan Am Flight Academy facilities in Miami.

Note: The 737-800s are operated as OWG.

Commenced operations on December 18, 2020

Above Copyright Photo: OWG (Off We Go) – Hola Sun Boeing 737-408 C-GGWX (msn 24804) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 952337.

Top Copyright Photo: Nolinor Aviation Boeing 737-2R4C C-GNLW (msn 23130) (Montreal Alouettes – Toujours Game) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 954339.

Nolinor aircraft slide show:

OWG adds its first Boeing 737-800

OWG made this announcement:

A year after its arrival in the Quebec aviation market, OWG, the newest division of Nolinor Aviation, is getting ready to bounce back from the pandemic by adding its first Boeing 737-800 to its fleet. On the eve of a return to “normalcy“, this acquisition will provide a positive flying experience to more travelers allowing them to fly longer distances and support the creation of more than 20 specialized jobs.

For OWG, adding this type of aircraft represents an opportunity to offer destinations further away than what is currently possible. It also demonstrates the company’s commitment to continued growth. The new destinations offered by OWG will be announced in the coming weeks. As for the Boeing 737-800 that was acquired, it was purchase from a special purpose corporation wholly-owned by Frank DeMarinis and is expected to be in service in 2022, once its cabin has been modified to OWG’s image and standards.

About the Boeing 737-800 :

  • Passengers on board: 189
  • Distance: 5765 km
  • Maximum cruise speed: 946 km/h
  • Optimum cruise speed: 842 km/h

About OWG

OWG is the newest division of Nolinor Aviation. The airline was launched in 2020 and offers scheduled flights to selected Caribbean destinations with a fleet of three 156-passenger Boeing 737-400s and one 189-passenger Boeing 737-800.

OWG commences charter operations

Commenced operations on December 18, 2020

OWF (Off We Go) (subsidiary of Nolinor Aviation) yesterday (December 18) officially launched its inaugural flight from Montréal (Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport) to Toronto (Pearson) and on to Abel Santamaría Airport (SNU) in Cuba.

The new airline is is planning to operate three Boeing 737-400s (C-GGWF, C-GGWV and C-GGWX).

The new airline is partnering with Hola Sun Holidays and Caribesol.ca to offer flights to sunny destinations, especially in Cuba.

This new and strategic alliance will allow Hola Sun Holidays (as well as its sister company Caribe Sol in Quebec) to offer direct and dedicated flights to Cuba on board Boeing 737-400s.

Other destinations include Cayo Coco, Holguin, Santa Clara and Varadero.

The upstart discusses its strategy:

In recent years, different categories of airlines have emerged. After a lengthy look at the profile of each of these categories, we have come to the conclusion that OWG is not a LOW COST or ULTRA LOW COST type airline.

The vision of these airlines is to reduce an air transport service to its simplest components. We at OWG believe that no matter what fare formula is in place, the priority must remain to provide an experience, and to do so, our passengers must be at the heart of our priorities. Our vision is to give you a hefty dose of love and that’s why OWG is an airline in the HIGH LOVE category.

We know that your personal satisfaction is measured by the gap you perceive between the height of your expectations and the reality of your experience. In other words, one is only truly satisfied when the actual experience exceeds original expectations.

This is why it is important to us that each travel experience exceeds your expectations. There is a force that lives within the OWG team: the force of providing a positive flight experience. We have a fresh eye, an abundance of creativity, and an insatiable curiosity. The entire team shares this energy and makes sure we have a positive outlook towards the challenges we need to overcome to improve every traveller’s experience.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by the airline): OWG (Off We Go) – Hola Sun Boeing 737-408 C-GGWX (msn 24804) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 952337.

Nolinor Aviation launches OWG with its new Boeing 737-400s

Nolinor Aviation has made this announcement (OWG stands for Off We Go):

Against all odds, a new airline called OWG will soon take off in Quebec, offering flights to Southern destinations. This new initiative is the fruit of Nolinor Aviation’s continued expansion into a new market. For the past 27 years, Nolinor has offered charter transportation solutions, mainly to the Far North, with its fleet of some ten Boeing 737s. The Nolinor Aviation team has been secretly working since 2018 to create a new airline that will position them in the tourist flight market. The company invested more than $1 million in a think tank to reinvent the way things are done in this industry. They analyzed the best airlines in the world to establish the values and mission behind the new OWG brand.

As OWG President Marco Prud‘homme explains, “The flight portion of your trip should be an integral part of your vacation. Traditional airlines have chosen to cut the quality of their services year after year with no regard for the passenger experience. Our goal is to win the hearts of Quebecers with a new airline whose mission is to get travellers excited again.”

A unique travel experience for vacationers
Early this year, the carrier acquired a fleet of Boeing 737-400s and began to transform them so they meet the company’s high service and safety standards. Unlike many airlines, the aircraft used by OWG will be tracked in real time using a sophisticated communication system. In order to offer competitive rates, OWG has opted for the proven Boeing 737-400 aircraft (158 seats). The interior of each plane was refurbished with new, lighter and sturdier seats. All of this work represents an investment of several millions of dollars.

In addition to these technological innovations, the new brand is counting on the quality of its team to provide a travel experience that will exceed customer expectations. With respect to in-flight protection standards against COVID-19, the OWG crew will benefit from the expertise developed by Nolinor Aviation during the crisis, while they continued to serve certain northern destinations by applying the highest standards in terms of health and safety.

OWG is reinventing the travel experience by placing its passengers at the heart of its actions and the company logo’s design perfectly represents this brand spirit. OWG will begin operations in the coming months and the destinations will be announced shortly. OWG received the authorization from the Minister of Transport to provide regular international flight service on July 6th 2020.

About OWG

OWG is a new airline established by Nolinor Aviation. OWG will offer regular flights to some destinations in the Caribbean with its fleet of Boeing 737-400 that can accommodate 158 passengers.

Nolinor Aviation aircraft slide show:

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