Canada 3000 gets new licenses

Transport Minister David Collenette announced yesterday that, effective immediately, Canada 3000 is designated as a scheduled air carrier to serve the United Kingdom and Germany. The change is a result of the government’s new competitive airline policy framework.

“The government is seeking to level the playing field and to allow us to offer the Canadian public a choice of carrier to these very important European markets,” said Angus Kinnear, Canada 3000 President. “We look forward to further positive resolution of our other licensing submissions to serve destinations in Japan and the Philippines. We have also made application to serve India, which is presently not served by any Canadian carrier.”

The airline continues to expand its Canadian domestic scheduled services. Last year, it carried more than 750,000 passengers on its scheduled services within Canada, and expects to surpass one million on the same routes this year.

New routes for this summer include a service between Toronto and Biloxi/New Orleans on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and new services to Australia services with flights between Toronto and Vancouver and Brisbane, Australia.