PASCAN Aviation to offer regular flights from Mirabel Airport

LONGUEUIL, QC, March 4, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Serge Charron, President of PASCAN Aviation, has confirmed to the management at Montréal-Mirabel International Airport (CYMX) the pending arrival of regular flights to eight (8) destinations: Québec City, Sept-Îles, Fermont (Wabush), Baie-Comeau, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Mont-Joli, Bonaventure, and Îles-de-la-Madeleine.

The new service, which will start April 1, is made possible by a partnership between PASCAN and Hélibellule FBO, which owns a private, modern and comfortable terminal at Mirabel. Hélibellule FBO President Valérie Delorme stated that "our ability to welcome PASCAN passengers to our facilities brings added value to our range of services."

According to Mr. Charron, "the increase in the number of passengers traveling to the resources regions provides us with incentive to offer better schedules for our regular customers residing on Montréal's North Shore. Many people who work for mining and related companies are especially pleased with the addition of these new, regular flights from a private terminal at the Mirabel airport."

In Mr. Charron's opinion, Mirabel will become an important hub in the coming months for connections to other destinations. He states: "PASCAN's mission is to provide connections between the resources regions, and between these regions and major urban centres. Since it was founded in 1999, our company has played a key role in Québec's economic development. The arrival of PASCAN at Mirabel fits in perfectly with our mission."

This new service at Mirabel represents an investment of $4.5 million and will create more than 15 jobs starting in spring 2013. ATR-42 planes will be used for all flights out of Mirabel. Hélibellule FBO's private terminal is located at 12655 rue Service A-4, Mirabel, J7N 1G7.

PASCAN Aviation is the largest independent airline in Québec. The company, whose head office is located at the Montréal Saint-Hubert Airport in Longueuil (CYHU), employs 335 people. PASCAN Aviation owns a fleet of 28 turboprop planes assigned to daily regional flights to 17 destinations in Québec, Labrador, and New Brunswick. PASCAN also offers charter flights. The company also owns and operates ultra-modern and specialized medical evaluation (medevac) equipment.

Hélibellule FBO has been located at the Montréal-Mirabel International Airport since 2007. The only general aviation terminal on site, Hélibellule FBO has developed a premium service for airlines and succeeded in increasing traffic at the airport.

Image with caption: "PASCAN'S destinations network (CNW Group/Pascan Aviation inc.)". Image available at:

SOURCE: Pascan Aviation inc.

For further information:

Monique Letarte, relationist, cell: 514-497-6723

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