Air Transport World

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1.61% of world passengers

2.20% of world RPKs

1.71% of world FTKS

Air Alliance: The Quebec-based Air Canada Connector's fleet grew to 11 Dash 8s last year and it extended its route network to Philadelphia and Hartford in the U.S. It already was serving New York and Boston. Early this year, Air Alliance placed an order for five Beech 1900s, the first three of which will go into service this summer.

Its traffic results are not reported separately.

Air Alma: Based in Alma, Que., the Canadian Airlines affiliate flew 17,011 passengers last year, up 14.9% from 1994, and expects the total to grow to 18,500 this year. Revenues rose 23.3% to $3.7 million, doubling Air Alma's operating profit to $200,000 and producing a net profit of $100,000 vs. a 1994 net loss of $30,000. Service was launched to Montreal via Charlevoix in 1995.

Air Atlantic: The reorganized Nova Scotia-based carrier added five Jetstream 41s to its fleet last year. It also operates three Dash 8s and three BAe 146s. Its 1995 traffic results were not available.

Air BC: Now wholly owned by Air Canada, the carrier operates a fleet of 14 Dash 8-100s, six Dash 8-300s and five BAe 146s on routes in western Canada. It recently sold its floatplane division and also returned its five Jetstreams to their lessors. Its 1995 traffic results could not be obtained.

Air Canada: Record operating profits but a decline in net income marked 1995 at Canada's largest carrier. The year also saw introduction of service on 32 new routes to the U. …

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