CanJet Airlines, which is reportedly laying off 47 pilots and 68 flight attendants, has released a statement regarding staff reductions saying it will be allocating aircraft to be positioned in the European market for the coming summer season.
The reallocation of the summer aircraft will see CanJet Vacations looking to partner with other airlines for the summer program.
“We are currently exploring options with other carriers,” said Chris Kelly, VP of business planning. “We are hopeful we will be able to offer a summer program as planned.”
“The support from our distribution partners over the past nine months has been great, as was the support from our hotel partners,” Kelly said.
He added, “Our late start into the market had an impact on our initial sales performance, However, after refining our flight schedule to meet market demands, we started to get the traction we had hoped for and achieved our target load factors in key markets.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the travel agency community for their continued support, our hotel partners – and most importantly, all of the CanJet team members for their ongoing commitment to quality and service.”
CanJet Vacations launched last spring as Canada’s newest tour operator and is a sister company to charter airline CanJet Airlines, which have provided flights since 2000.