February 2013 archive

California Pacific facing deadline with FAA

California Pacific Airlines is facing an imminent deadline from the FAA to prove that the airline meets all operational requirements. The FAA has set a deadline of February 25th, 2013 for the airline to meet requirements as set out by the regulator. According to various reports, the main issue is the performance of the airline’s …

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WestJet reveals Encore Routes

WestJet DHC-8

WestJet announced on February 14th, 2013 the first routes to be operated by its regional carrier Encore including new services to Fort St. John and Nanaimo, British Columbia. The services will be operated by Q400 aircraft. The airline will also operate service between Vancouver and Victoria. Routes will be Calgary and Fort St. John, Fort St. John and Vancouver, Vancouver …

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FAA revokes California Pacific Airlines’ approvals

California Pacific Airlines is in a dispute with the FAA as the regulator has revoked the airline’s approvals and forced it to restart the process from the beginning. The airline has one Embraer 170 in its fleet which is currently parked at McClellan-Palomar Airport. The aircraft costs the airline approximately $200,000 in leasing fees per …

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Air Canada begins Q400 operations in Western Canada

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Air Canada Express started Q400 operations out of Western Canada provinces on February 1, 2013. The first flights used Calgary as a hub with Fort McMurray, Regina and Saskatoon as destinations. Nine additional routes will be added over the next quarter of operations. The airline plans to increase capacity on some routes in the spring …

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