30 May, 2023

PAL Airlines to provide regional service in Eastern Canada on behalf of Air Canada

PAL Airlines Ltd. (The Canadian one and not Philippine Airlines)  has signed a letter of intent with Air Canada as a preliminary step towards a commercial agreement for the provision of regional air services in eastern Canada. 

Should the final negotiations be successful, PAL Airlines will acquire up to six additional Dash 8-400 aircraft to be operated on behalf of Air Canada for a term of up to five years on regional routes in eastern Canada.

Routes operated by PAL Airlines, on behalf of Air Canada under the Air Canada Express brand, pursuant to the proposed agreement would be in addition to the existing PAL Airlines scheduled and charter network throughout Eastern and Atlantic Canada.

“PAL Airlines has steadily built its extensive presence in Eastern and Atlantic Canada by pursuing the strategic growth of sustainable, essential services that provide connectivity to national carrier networks,” said Calvin Ash, President of PAL Airlines.” This proposed arrangement with Air Canada is a complimentary extension of that strategy. It would support continued growth in our operation, deepen our ability to build regional connectivity, and fortify PAL Airlines’ presence in the communities who have always supported our development.”

PAL Airlines is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador and serves an extensive network of scheduled and charter destinations across Eastern Canada and Quebec. PAL Airlines has over 40 years of experience in the aviation industry with a reputation built on safety, reliability, and exceptional customer service.