Air Georgian

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Air Georgian Limited
Air Georgian Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
ZX GGN GEORGIAN
Founded 1994
Hubs Toronto Pearson International Airport[1]
Calgary International Airport[1]
Focus cities Toronto
Frequent-flyer program Aeroplan (Air Canada)
Alliance Star Alliance (affiliate for Air Canada)
Fleet size 28,[2] 31[3]
Destinations 29
Parent company Georgian International
Headquarters Shell Aerocentre at Toronto Pearson International Airport
Mississauga, Ontario
Key people Eric Edmondson (President & CEO)
Troy Stephens (VP Flight Operations)
Scott Monsen (VP Finance)
Leo Cordeiro (VP Maintenance)
John Tory (VP Corporate Development)
Employees 500
Website www.airgeorgian.ca www.georgianinternational.com

Air Georgian Limited is a privately owned airline based at Toronto Pearson International Airport in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.[4][5] Its main business is its operation as Air Canada Express on a Tier III codeshare with Air Canada for scheduled services on domestic and trans-border routes. Its main base is Toronto Pearson International Airport, with a hub at Calgary International Airport.[1]

It is an executive jet operator offering aircraft charter, aircraft maintenance, aircraft management, outsourced flight operations, flight crew scheduling, technical and airline pilot training services to major airlines, corporations and individuals at its hubs in Toronto (CYYZ)and Calgary (CYYC).

Air Georgian operates under the Subparts 704 and 705 of the Canadian Aviation Regulations (CAR 704, CAR 705) and has completed the IATA Operational Safety Audit. Air Georgian is a certified dealer of Pratt & Whitney ADAS systems and is the Canadian Service Centre for the Hawker Premier. Air Georgian pilots are represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA).

History[edit]

Air Georgian Beechcraft 1900D in Canadian Airlines livery

Air Georgian began as an airport developer in 1985. It began commercial operations in 1994 and subsequently developed its commercial air carrier business, which as of 2011 represented 87 percent of its total business. In 1997 It became a code share partner of Canadian Airlines, operating under the banner of Ontario Regional. Air Georgian was a partner of Canadian Airlines. In 2000 Air Georgian became a Tier III partner of Air Canada and operated as Air Alliance.[6]

It once had an amphibious Cessna 208 Caravan in the United Arab Emirates which was the first in the region. It had a long time cargo operation known as Georgian Express which was sold to Cargojet in 2007.

On November 15, 2013, Air Georgian and Regional 1 completed a joint venture through the creation of a parent company, Regional Express Aviation Ltd. (REAL), based in Calgary, Alberta.[7] Air Georgian and R1 both benefit from having access to the world’s largest private fleet of Dash 8 and CRJ series aircraft, over CAD$100 million in spare parts and domestic maintenance bases located throughout Canada. The joint venture with R1 ended in February 2016.

In December, 2013 Air Canada announced that commencing in mid-2014, Air Georgian would operate additional routes in Canada and the United States using Air Canada Canadair CRJ-100 aircraft.[8]

Fleet[edit]

An Air Georgian Beechcraft 1900D (left) at Bradley International Airport in Air Alliance livery

Fleet as of July 2018:

Air Georgian Fleet
Aircraft No. of aircraft
(TC list)[2]
No. of aircraft
GGN list[3]
Variants Notes
Beechcraft 1900 11 14 1900D
Bombardier CRJ-100/200 17 17 100 Series, 200 Series Air Georgian lists 5 CRJ100 and 12 CRJ200. Transport Canada lists 12 Bombardier CL600 and 5 Canadair CL600
Total 30 31

Destinations[edit]

As of June 2018 Air Georgian serves the following destinations:[1]

Country Province/State City IATA ICAO Airport Notes
Canada Alberta Calgary CYYC YYC Calgary International Airport Hub
Canada Alberta Lethbridge CYQL YQL Lethbridge Airport
Canada Alberta Medicine Hat CYXH YXH Medicine Hat Airport
Canada Alberta Red Deer CYQF YQF Red Deer Regional Airport
Canada British Columbia Cranbrook CYXC YXC Cranbrook/Canadian Rockies International Airport
Canada Ontario Sarnia CYZR YZR Sarnia Chris Hadfield Airport
Canada Ontario Toronto CYYZ YYZ Toronto Pearson International Airport Hub
United States Florida Jacksonville KJAX JAX Jacksonville International Airport Seasonal
United States Georgia Savannah KSAV SAV Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Seasonal
United States Indiana Indianapolis KIND IND Indianapolis International Airport
United States Maryland Baltimore KBWI BWI Baltimore–Washington International Airport
United States Michigan Detroit KDTW DTW Detroit Metropolitan Airport
United States Minnesota Saint Paul KMSP MSP Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
United States Missouri Kansas City KMCI MCI Kansas City International Airport
United States Missouri St. Louis KSTL STL St. Louis Lambert International Airport
United States Nebraska Omaha KOMA OMA Eppley Airfield
United States New York Rochester KROC ROC Greater Rochester International Airport
United States New York Syracuse KSYR SYR Syracuse Hancock International Airport
United States North Carolina Charlotte KCLT CLT Charlotte Douglas International Airport
United States North Carolina Morrisville KRDU RDU Raleigh–Durham International Airport
United States Ohio Cincinnati KCVG CVG Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Airport located in Hebron, Kentucky
United States Ohio Cleveland KCLE CLE Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
United States Ohio Columbus KCMH CMH John Glenn Columbus International Airport
United States Pennsylvania Harrisburg KMDT MDT Harrisburg International Airport
United States Pennsylvania Pittsburgh KPIT PIT Pittsburgh International Airport
United States Tennessee Memphis KMEM MEM Memphis International Airport
United States Tennessee Nashville KBNA BNA Nashville International Airport
United States Virginia Dulles,
Washington, D.C.
KIAD IAD Washington Dulles International Airport
United States Wisconsin Milwaukee KMKE MKE General Mitchell International Airport

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Air Georgian route map". Retrieved 11 June 2018. 
  2. ^ a b "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for Air Georgian". Transport Canada. Retrieved 2018-06-11. 
  3. ^ a b Air Georgian About
  4. ^ "Privacy" Air Georgian. Retrieved on December 10, 2012. "Air Georgian Limited 2450 Derry Road, East Shell Aerocentre Mississauga, Ontario Canada L5S 1B2"
  5. ^ "Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Skyservice Airlines Inc. Hangar 6 and 6A Lester B Pearson International Airport 6932 Vanguard Drive Mississauga, Ontario." Watters Environmental Group Inc. 152/172. Retrieved on December 10, 2012. "Shell Aerocentre at Pearson Int. Airport (N.O.S.) Mississauga City"
  6. ^ Establishing the right path, Rob Seaman, in Wings Magazine. Retrieved 2014-01-12
  7. ^ "Air Georgian and Regional 1 Complete Joint Venture". Retrieved 26 February 2018. 
  8. ^ Marowits, Ross (December 10, 2013). "Air Canada picks Air Georgian for additional regional routes". Toronto Star. 

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