MONTREAL, Nov. 18, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - One year ago, PASCAN launched its
first flight from Bathurst, NB as part the company's development
program. PASCAN, known as The People's Regional Airline, is based out
of Saint-Hubert, QC and is focused on connecting small regions with
safe, reliable air service. Founded in 1999, PASCAN focused on building
their airline division in new markets over the past two years. In 2012,
locations in Mirabel, QC and Bathurst, NB were added. In 2013, the
company expanded its service to include Moncton, NB, St. John's, NL and
Goose Bay, NL. "The decision to expand to these destinations over the
past twenty for months was a decision that fit our business model,"
said Julian Roberts, PASCAN General Manager. "With the economic boom
occurring in Newfoundland and Labrador, establishing a long-term
partnership with the Northern New Brunswick Airport in Bathurst, was a
decision that made sense to us as it provided the air service the
"We are very excited to mark this important milestone with Pascan. We
have forged an important partnership and established an important air
link to labour and trade markets in Labrador. We look forward to
exploring more opportunities with Pascan as they develop," commented
Jennifer Henry, Executive Director of the Northern New Brunswick
Airport Authority Inc.
PASCAN hired Lisa Mallais, a resident of Bathurst, who works as
Bathurst's customer service agent for the company. She stated "I have
always been fascinated by aviation ever since I can remember. The first
time I ever was on an airline flight was with Pascan in February of
this year. It will not be my last. I would love to study to become a
flight attendant and further my career in aviation."
Mr. Roberts remarked, "Most people who work with our company share the
same love and passion for aviation."
The airline recently made an adjustment to their flight schedule in
Bathurst. The schedule change was due greatly in part to the request
for morning departures from Wabash, NL and to the decrease in required
passenger service throughout the province of Quebec, it was a smart
business decisions for the company." Mr. Roberts went on to say, "If
and when the demand is there, PASCAN will be prepared to expand our
service in any region including Bathurst."
In the first twelve months of operations, the number one destination
from Bathurst is with 82.9% overwhelmingly is Wabash. The next most
popular destination with 8.4% is Quebec City. "With the economic boom
in the Newfoundland / Labrador regions, PASCAN is expecting there to be
new opportunities for spring of 2014," said Mr. Roberts. "PASCAN is
prepared to provide the air service demanded by the communities we
serve. Today and always, our promise is to offer safe reliable service,
consistent pricing, to never overbook flights and to offer superior
ABOUT PASCAN AVIATION
Founded in 1999, PASCAN, with its head office is located at the
Montreal, Saint-Hubert Airport (CYHU), employs more than 300 aviation
professionals. PASCAN owns a fleet of 28 aircraft assigned to more than
80 daily flights in Quebec, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador.
PASCAN has a comprehensive charter department and offers turnkey
services throughout Canada and the U.S. The company also owns and
operates ultra-modern and specialized medical evacuation (medevac)
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