SAINT- HUBERT, QC, Sept. 10, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Serge Charron, President of PASCAN today announced that the airline has added Moncton, NB and St. John's, NL to its regular airline schedule. PASCAN will begin a regular Monday thru Friday service on October 10, 2013.
"I'm very encouraged by the interest in both airports and PASCAN is very committed to serving these regions," said Charron, who, since 1999 has committed to developing an airline that concentrates on servicing the smaller regions. "I've continued to say that commercial air service in Eastern Canada is absolutely necessary - it creates jobs and helps our economy grow. I strongly encourage residents and businesses to use this new air service when it starts on October 10th. PASCAN is committed to these regions and will work closely with its citizens to provide a safe, reliable air service that offers competitive and consistent pricing."
"We are absolutely delighted that PASCAN has selected the Greater Moncton International Airport to serve the much anticipated route to St John's NL," stated Rob Robichaud, President & CEO, of the Greater Moncton International Airport. "This is another great example of how our communities, strategic partners and local government worked and pulled together as a team to attract a new air service that will undeniably benefit this region ".
The flights will operate five days a week between Moncton, NB (YQM) and St. John's, NL (YYT) according to the schedule below, with one flight on Fridays between Moncton, NB and Quebec City, QC (YQB):
|Moncton||Monday to Friday||7:00||St. John's||9:30|
|St. John's||Monday to Friday||18:00||Moncton||19:30|
"We are delighted to welcome Pascan Aviation as our newest airline partner to our Airport. Moncton represents the largest, unserved market in Atlantic Canada from our region, and we are pleased that PASCAN's direct airline service will provide convenient access for both business and leisure travellers to this new destination," said Keith Collins, President and CEO of the St. John's International Airport Authority.
PASCAN aviation presently operates an average of eighty flights daily to eighteen destinations. On October 10th, Moncton, NB and St. John's, NL will increase that to twenty destinations servicing communities throughout Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
"This is a great day for PASCAN, our employees and for the fine people in the Moncton and St. John's regions. Passengers will fly upon our newest aircraft, the ATR-42, a 42 passenger aircraft that is configured with leather seating and plenty of leg room for our passengers' comfort," added Mr. Charron.
PASCAN's professional and courteous flight attendants offer complimentary onboard service on this route which includes a light meal and snacks.
"Everyone at PASCAN, The People's Regional Airline, is pleased with our progress, and our integration plan has been exceptional. PASCAN recently accepted our 28th aircraft. Our more than 300 employees have worked extremely hard and are enthusiastic about the future at PASCAN," said Julian Roberts, General Manager.
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Since 1999, Pascan Aviation, with its head office is located at the Montreal Saint, Hubert Airport in Longueil (CYHU), employs more than 300 people. Pascan Aviation owns a fleet of 28 aircraft assigned to 80 daily regional flights to 20 destinations throughout Quebec, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Pascan has a comprehensive charter department and offers turnkey services throughout Canada. The company also owns and operates ultra-modern and specialized medical evacuation (medevac) equipment.
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SOURCE: Pascan Aviation Inc.
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