Canada Jetlines Announces Ground Handling Agreement
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce an agreement with Global Aviation Services, Inc. (“Global Aviation”) for ground handling services.
Global Aviation, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is an aviation services company that offers a full suite of services including ground handling, aircraft detailing, flight supervision and management, mobility assistance, ticketing, and cabin cleaning. With continued growth planned for 2019, there are currently 45 airlines and 12 airports in Canada and the US combined that are partnered with Global Aviation for their passenger, baggage, and load-control services.
Global Aviation is expected to provide Jetlines with safe, quality, on-time and environmentally conscientious service. Their Customer Service Agents (“CSA”) are all highly trained with exemplary people skills, technical proficiency and a total accountability “CAN-DO” attitude –ensuring the ultimate in customer experience of their clients and guests. Global Aviation is well-known for its delivery of quality check-in and boarding services, centralized baggage tracing and, creating the jet bridge connection to the aircraft – services that are all important to Jetlines’ operational plans and will help ensure strong on-time performance.
Chief Operating Officer, Michael Bata, commented, “We are very excited to partner with Global Aviation for our ground handling needs. One of Jetlines’ core values, along with maintaining cost control as Canada’s first ULCC, will be providing our passengers with a pleasant experience from start to finish and Global Aviation, along with their team members, will be an integral part of that experience on both fronts.”
“We at Global are excited to receive the multi-city award and welcome Canada Jetlines to the Global Family. Global Aviation Services will provide Canada Jetlines with ground handling services at locations across North America,” stated Global Aviation Services President and CEO Carm Borg. “It’s truly exciting to have two Canadian companies partnering together to serve the people of Canada,” Mr. Borg added.
About Canada Jetlines Ltd.
Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first true Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company plans to commence operations with the Airbus A320 fleet, the most widely used aircraft for ultra-low cost carriers worldwide. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests.
For more information on Jetlines, please visit our website at www.jetlines.ca.
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