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SPECULATION AND RUMOUR

Questions questions and more questions

 SPECULATION AND RUMOUR:  Questions questions and more questions

13 SEP 2012:  Canadian airline and travel types are abuzz at the possibility of a  potential new start up in the leisure market. Here's how it went down. A Boeing 737-800 was seen in Canada last week with the livery of Germany's Air Berlin getting a makeover. Not terribly unusual, but the obvious assumptions that it was for Sunwing, or a seasonal addition to CanJet's fleet for Transat Holidays use, both turned up negative.

As the aircraft sat in Montreal, our little Sherlocks, went to work and discovered the mystery lessor to be "Aero Bee Inc" (Air B...Air Berlin...not too creative)

The search for Aero Bee's identity then reached a dead end as it proved to be a Montreal lawyers' office.

But flying Sherlocks aren't quitters and they kept looking and have seemingly traced back the  company registration, to find a familiar name at the end of it.

Russ Payson.

Yes, apparently the very same Russ Payson formerly of Skyservice and Roots Air, and currently operating Sky Regional Airlines from Billy Bishop for Air Canada.

Well, doesn't that bring a whole heap of new "what-ifs" and "could-it-bes" into the picture.  A 737-800 seems more than a tad larger than YTZ can handle.   Will it be joined by others somewhere else?

Extra seats and more capacity are about the last thing needed this winter, but sanity and common sense have never been requirements in this industry.  

So the question is, if not Sunwing and Transat, who?  Let's play a guessing game...

•    Will it be a Direct Operator?

•    Hugh Boyle version 3? (Aero B?)

•    The revenge of the Flying Friisdahl?

•    Aero B - say that slowly ... Air-ro B-ee... Mr. Goldberg are you out there?

•    One of the big OTAs adding their own flights?

•    Or is there simply a non-leisure answer to all this?

Stay tuned ...winter's on its way.

And if you know the answer - tell us!

Nosy minds need to know.

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  • Comment Link Boulette Wednesday, 27 February 2013 23:58 posted by Boulette

    Google Janice Broughton and Carrie Broughton. Find them on linked in

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  • Comment Link Lutz Wednesday, 31 October 2012 14:02 posted by Lutz

    Aerobee will start operation during November or in December. They will fly for Air Canada and it's also linked to Skyregional. Line Maintenance provider is Skyservices. They signed a contract for component support with a big German MRO provider. They have ideas about a fleet development, but this is uncertain right now. Main operating base will be YYZ (Toronto). They lease the ex Air Berlin D-ABKI for a minimum duration of one year, which is now the C-GBKI.

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  • Comment Link Phil Friday, 14 September 2012 16:26 posted by Phil

    This Aero Bee Airlines is a partnership between Russ Payson (Skyservice) and Calin Rovinescu (Air Canada). C-GBKI is the first 737NG from Air Canada's attempt at a low-cost carrier. Did you know Calin was, on top of AC's CEO, a montreal based lawyer?

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  • Comment Link Better Bettor Thursday, 13 September 2012 20:17 posted by Better Bettor

    2B or not 2B.I'll bet on Boyle.

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  • Comment Link CPG Thursday, 13 September 2012 16:41 posted by CPG

    Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda

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  • Comment Link AstonBlank Thursday, 13 September 2012 16:38 posted by AstonBlank

    B is for Brigham, and Branson, and Butch, alll entirely too smart for this (maybe) venture.

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  • Comment Link Hugh Thursday, 13 September 2012 14:25 posted by Hugh

    I don't have an answer, but as long as that upstart (startup?) airline is a Ward Air wannabee, all the power to them. Oh, and they also have to service YVR. Kudos to you Jen, for creating a most amusing photo collage above. Give yourself a raise.

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