Air Transport World

Canada.(special section: 1994 World Airline Report)

Air Alliance: The Quebec-based Air Canada Connector carrier operates nine Dash 8s to 14 cities, including Boston and New York. Its traffic results are not reported separately.

Air Alma: With a fleet headed by three Bandeirantes, the Quebec carrier serves four Canadian cities. Its 1994 traffic results could not be obtained.

Air Atlantic: The Newfoundland-based carrier, which feeds Canadian Airlines International, filed for bankruptcy protection in May but continues to operate while it struggles to reorganize.

Its 1994 traffic results were not available. At last report, it was flying eight Dash 8s and three BAe 146s, and has begun replacing the Dash 8s with an order of 10 Jetstream 41s.

Air BC: The Air Canada Connector flies four Twin Otters, 11 Dash 8-100s, six Dash-8-300s, five Jetstream 31s and five BAe 146s throughout western Canada. Neither its 1994 traffic nor financial results was available.

Air Canada. Canada's largest carrier (see article, page 26) returned resoundingly to profitability last year, posting a record operating income of $173 million and its first net profit - $91.6 million - since 1989. In 1993, it had an operating income of $54.7 million but sustained a net loss of $231.5 million.

Last year, operating revenues jumped 11.8% to $2.86 billion. On the traffic front, passenger boardings increased 4% to 9. …

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