The establishment of a new air service in the East-du-Québec advance smoothly. The project has seen the light of day last week after Air Canada announced that it will serve the most number of airports in the region.
The new service, including the job name is Régionair, would be available in seven airports of the East-of-Québec, with those of Mont-Joli, Gaspé, Baie-Comeau, Sept-Îles, Havre-Saint-Pierre, Îles de la Madeleine and Rivière-du-Loup.
Régionair does not possess aircraft. The non-profit organization would rather deal with at least two carriers existing. Two units of 18-seater and a unit of 40 passengers would be rented.
Régionair would offer flights 7 days on 7 at rates comparable to those of Air Canada. Schedules would be designed to allow for connections with other destinations in Canada, the United States and abroad.
Régionair could see the light of day in three months. Already, the future organization is hoping to get at least $ 5 million of financial assistance an assistance program launched by the government of Quebec a year ago and that aims at the establishment of new routes regional airline. The federal government will also be sought.