A leading regional carrier in Quebec, Pascan Aviation is expanding its network. From 17 August, the airline will add Gaspé, Baie-Comeau, and Montreal-Trudeau to its existing network, which already includes daily scheduled flights covering eight airports (St. Hubert, Quebec, Bonaventure, Madeleine Islands, Bagotville, Mont-Joli, Sept-Iles and Fermont-Wabush).
Early morning flights from Fermont-Wabush connecting to Sept-Îles, Quebec and Montreal-Trudeau will also be added.
“Since its inception, Pascan’s mission is to connect the regions to city-centers, but also to connect the regions between themselves,” said Yani Gagnon, Pascan Aviation’s co-owner. “With the expansion of our regional services, we now offer never-equaled connectivity in Eastern Quebec, with connecting possibility for international and interprovincial flights in Montreal-Trudeau and Quebec airports. We want to reassure the population in the regions that we are poised to fill the void left by the withdrawal of Air Canada in the regional market,” he added.
Gagnon’s sentiments were echoed by his co-owner, Julian Roberts, who commented: “Our priority has always been to offer safe and reliable services while responding to the needs of the regions. There are currently a lot of discussions on issues relating to regional air transportation, and we have decided to take immediate actions to ensure a leading role in regional aviation.”
Just a few months ago, Pascan initiated an aircraft fleet changeover process. It can now serve the regional market with turboprop SAAB 340B aircraft, with 34-seat configuration and full on-board services. The carrier is also in the final stages of planning interlining agreements with national and international airlines.