|Air Transat goes long with A321 LR
Canadian carrier Air Transat has operated an initial flight with an Airbus A321LR from Toronto to London Gatwick. The aircraft landed at the UK airport on October 8, 2019 and will be regularly deployed on the 3,100nm (5,750km) route from November, Air Transat says.
Additionally, the carrier intended to operate the aircraft to Glasgow on October 21, 2019. The airline received its first of 15 A321LR's in May and has meanwhile introduced a second of the type. The narrow bodies will replace a fleet of A310s, of which it has six in service today. The A321LR's are configured with 187 economy and 12 premium-class seats.
(Source: Flight International magazine issue October 16 - 21, 2019)
British Columbia’s airlines - Victoria Flying Service.
New airline formed.
Regent Holidays, one of Canada's largest independent tour operators, announced that it is forming a subsidiary airline, Regent Air, to carry customers to their vacation destinations.
The announcement highlighted the unsettled state of the tour industry in Canada, where the lack of charter planes is forcing more tour companies to consider establishing private airline arrangements.
Earlier this year two other companies, Conquest Tours and Carousel Travel banded together to start Vacation Air in 1988 but discontinued during 1990.
(Source: AC "Horizons" magazine issue September 1987)
(Note: We were unable to locate any information regarding Regent Air - eds)
Moose Jaw Flying Club
The Moose Jaw Flying Club was founded and incorporated in 1928 by Howard Ingram, A. W. Macpherson and Richard W. (Dick) Ryan. The first president of the organization was T. J. Emerson K.C. The Government of Canada gave the club two D. H. Moth planes in 1928 as well as a grant of one hundred dollars per qualified student, who was physically fit and of British descent.
It operates out of the Moose Jaw Municipal airport.