MONTREAL — It’s a heck of a time to launch an airline but maybe getting in on the ground floor with health and safety protocols will be a point in OWG’s favour.
The new carrier says it will soon offer flights from Quebec to southern sun destinations in the Caribbean.
The airline is an offshoot of Nolinor Aviation, which has offered charter flights mainly to the Far North on Boeing 737s for the past 27 years.
Nolinor Aviation says that since 2018 it has been “secretly working … to create a new airline that will position them in the tourist flight market.”
“The flight portion of your trip should be an integral part of your vacation,” says OWG President Marco Prud’homme. “Traditional airlines have chosen to cut the quality of their services year after year with no regard for the passenger experience. Our goal is to win the hearts of Quebecers with a new airline whose mission is to get travellers excited again.”
OWG will fly Boeing 737-400s with 158 seats, all refurbished.
The company adds that “with respect to in-flight protection standards against COVID-19, the OWG crew will benefit from the expertise developed by Nolinor Aviation during the crisis, while they continued to serve certain northern destinations by applying the highest standards in terms of health and safety.”
OWG says operations will begin in the coming months, with announcements of destinations coming soon. OWG says it received the authorization on July 6 from the Minister of Transport to provide regular international flight service. The airline’s website is OWG.com.