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.