CanJet laying off pilots, flight attendants

CanJet Vacations looking to partner with other carriers for summer program

HALIFAX — CanJet Vacations is in discussions with other carriers as it hopes to offer its summer program as planned.

CanJet Airlines has reduced pilot and flight attendant staff as it will be allocating aircraft to be positioned in the European market for the coming summer season leading to the need to find partners here.

“We are currently exploring options with other carriers,” said Chris Kelly, VP Business Planning. “We are hopeful we will be able to offer a summer program as planned.”

“The support from our distribution partners over the past nine months has been great,” said Kelly. “As was the support from our hotel partners.

“Our late start into the market had an impact on our initial sales performance. However, after refining our flight schedule to meet market demands, we started to get the traction we had hoped for and achieved our target load factors in key markets.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the travel agency community for their continued support, our hotel partners and most importantly, all of the CanJet team members for their ongoing commitment to quality and service,” Kelly concluded.

CanJet Vacations launched last spring as Canada’s newest tour operator and is a sister company to Canadian charter airline, CanJet Airlines.