SAINT JOHN, July 31, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Officials at the Saint John
Airport have received confirmation of the new flight schedule for
PASCAN Aviation with service from Quebec City direct to the Saint John
Airport. The new service will also connect Saint John to Bonaventure,
Quebec, and Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador.
The schedule includes daily flights, five days per week, scheduled to
begin this Fall.
Serge Charron, President of PASCAN Aviation, is excited about the
expanded route schedule. "Adding Saint John to our route will expand
the opportunities for businesses, passengers, and cargo in the Greater
Saint John area, and for those in Quebec, Wabush and Bonaventure. This
transportation link will help to facilitate expanded business
opportunities for all, and we are pleased to be the link to make it
PASCAN Aviation is the largest independent airline in Quebec and
currently serves 15 communities in Quebec, Newfoundland and Labrador,
and now New Brunswick initially using JetStream 32 planes, and
eventually ATR-42 aircraft. Bernie Leblanc, CEO of the Saint John
Airport, states that this new service will help to connect Southern New
Brunswick with most communities in Quebec, plus add a convenient
connection to the growing industrial sectors of the North. "There are
many opportunities for workers and businesses to supply contracts in
the northern part of the east coast. PASCAN Aviation will provide
convenient connections to all of Quebec and the growing mining
operations of Wabush".
Saint John will be the first New Brunswick airport for PASCAN's service.
This is an opportunity to connect all of southern New Brunswick with
most communities in Quebec and Wabush. "Passengers departing from Saint
John will now be only one connection away from all major centres in
Canada," pointed out Mr. Leblanc.
The routes, schedules and pricing is available at pascan.com and saintjohnairport.com. Flights can be booked on-line, through a local travel agent, or by
calling 1 888 885-8777.
Pascan Aviation was founded in 1999 by Serge Charron a career Pilot
since 1967. Since then, the company has followed its mandate to
establish an independent regional airline across the province of
Quebec. Pascan Aviation flies JetStream 32 and ATR 42 planes, plus
smaller aircraft, to connect 15 communities across Quebec and NL,
offering reliable, scheduled flights at competitive fares. The Pascan
Aviation schedule is specifically designed to facilitate travel and
cargo needs by linking different regions in the same day.
Communities currently served by Pascan Aviation include:
Alma, Bagotville /Saguenay, Baie-Comeau, Bonaventure, Gatineau/Ottawa, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Îles-de-la-Madeleine, Mont-Joli, Québec, Roberval, Rouyn-Noranda, Sept-Îles, Montréal Saint-Hubert, Val-d'Or, Wabush/Fermont.
Pascan Aviation employs approximately 315 people, including 85 pilots
the air service will help develop the airport infrastructure, the
economy and tourism in their area. Within twelve years, Pascan has
established a solid reputation in the airline industry, with passengers
and the communities we serve.
Pascan Aviation offers new-generation airplanes, equipped with advanced
technology instruments and the advantages of long flight endurance, low
fuel consumption, and capacity to land on short runways.
The Saint John Airport has over 200,000 people per year fly through the
airport, and serves as the first impression of the community for many
of these travelers. Its mandate is to serve air travel needs of
southwestern New Brunswick, and is part of the economic and social
development of this region.
The residents in the catchment area spanning St. Stephen to Sussex
benefit from the airport's economic impact estimated at $66 million,
and the over 570 jobs created directly and indirectly. All revenue of
the Saint John Airport is reinvested in operations and facilities
Image with caption: "Map of destinations offered by Pascan Aviation - www.pascan.com (CNW Group/Pascan Aviation inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120731_C3687_PHOTO_EN_16524.jpg
SOURCE: Pascan Aviation inc.
For further information:
Colleen Mitchell, Director of Marketing and Communications
Saint John Airport Inc.
Monique Letarte, Relationist
Pascan Aviation Inc.
Phone: 514 497-6723 ou 888-313-8777 #2299