CanJet Statement on Flight 918



    HALIFAX, April 20 /CNW/ - At approximately 23h30 ADT an incident occurred
on CanJet Airlines Flight 918 at Sangster International Airport at Montego
Bay, Jamaica. CanJet Airlines Flight 918 was being operated for Transat Tours
Canada.
    We are still working with officials there to gather information, but at
this time we know CanJet Flight 918 flying from Halifax, Nova Scotia, had made
a scheduled landing at Montego Bay when an armed man boarded the aircraft.
    A full security operation is underway and CanJet is cooperating fully
with the local authorities.
    Flight 918 was carrying 182 passengers and crew. All passengers have been
safely removed from the aircraft, but CanJet crew and the armed man remain on
board. Our understanding is that no harm has come to anyone remaining on board
and no there has been no damage to the aircraft.
    CanJet takes very seriously its commitment to security onboard its
aircraft and does everything it can to promote safety. Our priority at this
time is well-being of the passengers and crew who were involved in the
incident.
    A 1-800 number is being set up for anyone who may be concerned about
family or relatives who may have been travelling on CanJet Flight 918. We will
provide the number on our website, www.canjet.ca, as soon as possible.
    In the meantime, we will provide you with any new information as it
becomes available.




For further information:

For further information: Sean Lewis, (902) 223-2782

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