WestJet Co-Founder Led Consortium to Launch New Canadian Ultra-Low-Cost Carrier in 2019

By Anna Breuer on 20 December 2018
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DSC_0683Canadian charter airline Enerjet will relaunch as an ultra-low-cost carrier in 2019, said WestJet Airlines co-founder Tim Morgan.

Morgan is leading an investment group that includes private equity firm Indigo Partners and a consortium of Canadian investors.

In an interview with Frequent Business Traveler, he said that “ultra-low-cost carrier business is one of the most successful business models in the world… and that’s our model for Canada.”

“The new airline will offer an opportunity for [infrequent flyers] to get around Canada,” he said. “Travel will be at a much more affordable pricepoint.”

In the interview, Morgan hinted strongly that the airline will rebrand with a new name before launch.

The new airline will join WestJet’s ultra low-cost carrier Swoop, along with Flair Airlines, which operates flights to secondary airports near major Canadian cities.

Canada Jetlines, which plans to serve what it refers to as underserved routes, also plans to launch in 2019.

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