Air Canada Jetz
The airline was established and started operations on October 31, 2001. It is wholly owned by Air Canada. Robert Perrault who once was the President of Air Alliance, was in charge of Jetz since it was created in 2001. It is now headed by Alain Boudreau.
Since its inception, Jetz has carried six out of the seven Canadian teams of the National Hockey League (NHL); the Vancouver Canucks, the Calgary Flames, the Edmonton Oilers, the Ottawa Senators, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. Jetz added the Boston Bruins for the 2008 NHL season, the Anaheim Ducks for the 2009-2010 season, the Los Angeles Kings for the 2011-2012, the Washington Capitals for the 2010-2011, and the Winnipeg Jets for the 2011-2012 season. Jetz is also the carrier of the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In 2005-2006, Jetz carried U2 on their Vertigo Tour, and again in 2009 on their U2 360 Tour. Jetz also carried The Rolling Stones on their North American tour and many other high profiled rock bands (Bruce Springsteen, Phil Collins, The Spice Girls) and business executives.
On March 31, 2014, the Ottawa Citizen reported that Air Canada "has made a decision to exit this segment of the market." However, service has not been terminated, and on March 17, 2015, Air Canada Jetz announced a 6-year contract with several NHL teams starting from the 2015-2016 season.
The Air Canada Jetz fleet (as of March 2015):
- 2 Airbus A319 (configured with 58 business class seats)
- World Airline Directory. Flight International. 16–22 March 2004. 59. "5100 De Maisonneuve Blvd West, Montreal, Quebec, H4A 3T2, Canada"
- "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 54.
- Air Canada Jetz - About Us
- "Senators look for a new ride to road games as Air Canada exits charter business". Ottawa Citizen. PostMedia Network. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
- World Airline News
- "Air Canada to Carry Canada's Top Professional Hockey Teams". Air Canada Media Centre. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
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