TORONTO — Duncan Bureau has officially joined the Canada Jetlines team.
Bureau has been named Chief Commercial Officer for the ultra low-cost carrier. He returns to the Canadian airline industry after a year with Etihad Airways, where he was Senior VP Sales & Distribution.
Bureau is well-known in the Canadian travel industry and an airline industry veteran, from his early days at Canadian Airlines and WestJet, to Malaysia Airlines, and then to Air Canada where he was Global Vice President Sales & Distribution for four years before being named President of Air Canada Rouge. He’s also co-founder of the LorEau Group based in Abu Dhabi.
In his new role Bureau will oversee the development of the various commercial platforms and distribution network for Canada Jetlines.
The airline has also appointed Anup Anand as Director of Cabin Safety and In-Flight. Most recently, as Managing Director In-Flight Service at Air Canada, Anand was responsible for more than 8,500 cabin crew. Anand brings more than 27 years of aviation leadership experience.
Says Jetlines’ CEO Eddy Doyle: ”As we build out the Jetlines organization, I am excited by the prospect of having such high caliber professionals join our company. Their extensive experience and industry knowledge will be instrumental in building out our go to market strategy and creating our low-cost airline model.”
“Canadians can look forward to new alternatives for vacation flights as we look at initially serving South Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexican markets,” he added.
The ULCC’s long runway to takeoff, a process that’s been in the works for several years, has looked more promising since December 2019 when it announced it was teaming up with U.S.-based Global Crossing Airlines Group (GlobalX).
Most recently, in September 2020, there was news of the potential for Canada Jetlines Vacations.
Jetlines’ operations are pending CTA approval. Currently the company says it’s aiming to offer flights into sun destinations in the U.S. and Mexico using a fleet of Airbus A320s.