Air Transport World

Canada. (1991 World Airline Report)

Air Alliance: The Air Canada subsidiary is expanding its service into the U.S., launching flights this spring to Newark from Quebec. It also flies between Boston and Montreal and between Hartford and Toronto with some of its 15 Dash 8-100s.

Excellent growth in traffic, revenues and profits marked 1991 and more of the same is anticipated this year.

Passenger boardings rose 9.1% to 505,785 and RPKs jumped 15.5% to 203.7 million last year. This year's forecast is for increases of 4.2% in passengers and 10% in RPKs.

A 22.9% rise to $59.6 million in revenues boosted operating profit to $8.2 million from $6.2 million and net to $4.3 million from $3.6 million.

Air Atlantic: The Canadian Airlines Partner carrier, which is 45% owned by CAI, introduced the BAe 146 into its fleet last year. Its 1991 traffic results could not be obtained.

Air BC: The Air Canada subsidiary phased out the last of its Dash 7s last year and introduced Dash 8s into its fleet. Air BC flies from Vancouver to Seattle and Portland as well as between cities throughout British Columbia. Its 1991 traffic results were not available.

Air Canada: After a disappointing 1991, Canada's largest airline is looking toward a better year in 1992 under the stewardship of veteran airline executive Hollis Harris as vice chairman, president and CEO. Harris formerly was president and chief operating officer of Delta and chairman/president/CEO of Continental. A power struggle brought his tenure there to an end last fall, after less than a year.

An ambitious growth program is on the agenda this year. …

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