Provincial Airlines Flight Status
PAL Airlines History
PAL Airlines, formerly known as Provincial Airlines, is a regional airline in Canada. It is the second-largest regional airline operator widely known in Eastern Canada next to Jazz Aviation. It has offices in Halifax Stanfield International Airport and at Happy Valley-Goose Bay. PAL doesn’t only focus its operations on the scheduled passenger but also provides cargo, air ambulance, and charter services. PAL is under the PAL Group of Companies and known as its commercial airline arm.
Provincial Airlines was established in August 1974 and provides flight training and charter operator services. In 1980, scheduled airline operations have begun. On the same year, the company’s airborne maritime surveillance division was tightened and further developed. It then operated as Atlantic Airways up until 1989. The acquisition of Eastern Flying Service, which was established in 1956 and operates extensive air courier network, happened in 1988. Later on, in the year 1995, the company signed an agreement with Air Nova. The Interprovincial Airlines division was also created to activate scheduled airline operations. Aside from that, it also partnered with InnuDevelopment Limited partnership, in Innu Mikun Airlines, which serves the Labrador coast.
On the years 2011 and 2012, this airline company was divided into two companies but under the same ownership. Two divisions were formed namely Provincial Aerospace and Provincial Airlines. The parent company has always been Provincial Aerospace. Currently, it consists of Maritime Surveillance divisions in Canada, Curaçao, and the United Arab Emirates.
PAL Airlines Fleet
In 2001, the first Saab 340 aircraft was delivered. Having said so, PAL had become a 705 carrier, as per Transport Canada Canadian Aviation Regulations. During this time, the first class of flight attendants was trained. Three years later, the company was awarded the VALE Inc. contract for the Voisey’s Bay Mine in Labrador. As stipulated in this contract, it required the use of de-Havilland Dash 8’s which began to arrive in 2004. An additional of Dash 8’s were added for the scheduled air services. On March 12, 2009, one of the company’s Aerospace’s Maritime Patrol Aircraft was first on the scene of Cougar Helicopters Flight 91‘s, leading to the rescue of those sole survivor. In 2010, Provincial Airlines Dash-8-106 departs Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Conventionally, the company operates Piper Navajo’s and the Britten-Norman Islander, which are just light aircraft and fly around Atlantic Canada. Moving forward, this airline company began operating DHC-6 Twin Otters and Fairchild Metroliners. It also had a Convair 580.
PAL Airlines Destinations
It offers scheduled flight services to conveniently daily routes, to and from 28 locations throughout Eastern Canada namely Montreal, Quebec City, Charlo, Mont-Joli, Sept-Illes, Wabush, Churchill Falls, Goose Bay, Blanc-Sablon, St. Anthony, St. Agustine, La Tabatiere, Tete-a-la-Baleine, Chevery, Natasquan, Kegaska, La Romaine, Deer Lake, Stephenville, Gander, and St. Johns. Air Borealis is also operated by PAL Airlines and has flights to Rigolet, Nain, Natuashish, Hopedale, Makkovik, and Postville.
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