Air Georgian

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Air Georgian Limited
Air Georgian Logo.svg
IATA
ZX
ICAO
GGN
Callsign
GEORGIAN
Founded 1994
Hubs Toronto Pearson International Airport[1]
Calgary International Airport[1]
Secondary hubs Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport[1]
Frequent-flyer program Aeroplan (Air Canada)
Airport lounge Maple Leaf Lounge (Air Canada)
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate for Air Canada)
Fleet size 20[2]/19[3]
Parent company Georgian International
Headquarters The Shell Aerocentre at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Mississauga, Ontario
Key people Eric Edmondson (President & CEO)
Dan Bockner (VP Operations)
Scott Monsen (VP Finance)
Website www.airgeorgian.ca www.georgianinternational.com

Air Georgian Limited is a privately owned airline based at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.[4][5] Its main business is its operation as Air Canada Express on a Tier III codeshare with Air Canada for scheduled services on domestic and trans-border routes. Its main base is Toronto Pearson International Airport, with hubs at Calgary International Airport and Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport.[2][1]

It is an executive jet operator offering aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, outsourced flight operations, flight crew scheduling, technical and airline pilot training services to major airlines, corporations and individuals at its hubs in Toronto (CYYZ), Calgary (CYYC), and Montreal (CYUL).

Air Georgian operates under the Commuter Operations Regulations Subpart 704 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 704) and has completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit. Air Georgian is a certified dealer of Pratt & Whitney ADAS systems and is the Canadian Service Ctr for the Hawker Premier. Air Georgian pilots are represented by an internal union, the Ontario Regional Employee Association.

History[edit]

Air Georgian began as an airport developer in 1985. It began commercial operations in 1994 and subsequently developed its commercial air carrier business, which as of 2011 represented 87 percent of its total business. In 1997 It became a code share partner of Canadian Airlines, operating under the banner of Ontario Regional. Air Georgian was a partner of Canadian Airlines. In 2000 Air Georgian became a Tier III partner of Air Canada and operated as Air Alliance.[6]

It once had a Cessna 208 Caravan Amphibian in the United Arab Emirates which was the first in the region. It had a long time cargo operation known as Georgian Express which was sold to Cargo Jet in 2007.

On November 15, 2013, Air Georgian and Regional 1 completed a joint venture through the creation of a parent company, Regional Express Aviation Ltd. (“REAL”), based in Calgary, Alberta.[7] Air Georgian and R1 both benefit from having access to the world’s largest private fleet of Dash 8 and CRJ series aircraft, over CAD100million in spare parts and domestic maintenance bases located throughout Canada.

In December, 2013 Air Canada announced that commencing in mid-2014, Air Georgian will operate additional routes in Canada and the United States using Air Canada Canadair CRJ-100 aircraft.[8]

Fleet[edit]

An Air Georgian Beechcraft 1900D (left) at Bradley International Airport in Air Alliance livery
Air Georgian Beechcraft 1900D in Canadian Airlines livery

Fleet as of July 2014:

Air Georgian Fleet
Aircraft Number[3] Variants Notes
Bombardier CRJ100 6 100ER
Beechcraft 1900 14 1900D
Cessna Citation Sovereign 1 680

Destinations[edit]

Canada[edit]

United States[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Air Georgian route map
  2. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 57. 
  3. ^ a b Transport Canada listing of aircraft owned by "Air Georgian" (enter Air Georgian in the box titled "Owner Name")
  4. ^ "Privacy" Air Georgian. Retrieved on December 10, 2012. "Air Georgian Limited 2450 Derry Road, East Shell Aerocentre Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5S 1B2"
  5. ^ "Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Skyservice Airlines Inc. Hangar 6 and 6A Lester B Pearson International Airport 6932 Vanguard Drive Mississauga, Ontario." Watters Environmental Group Inc. 152/172. Retrieved on December 10, 2012. "Shell Aerocentre at Pearson Int. Airport (N.O.S.) Mississauga City"
  6. ^ Establishing the right path, Rob Seaman, in Wings Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-12
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ Marowits, Ross (December 10, 2013). "Air Canada picks Air Georgian for additional regional routes". Toronto Star. 

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