Because it’s nice to pay less to fly.
We’re the little guy that sticks up for the other little guys, and we do it by being bold, cheeky, and frank. We’re just honest about flying. Because it’s nice to pay less to fly.
We are shaped by our beliefs: to be bold, to stretch every dollar, to be on your side, to make flying fun and to do it together.
Canada Jetlines was developed as a charter airline to provide the Canadian consumer with more choice and more economical options to fly to sun-destinations in the southern US, Caribbean, Mexico.read more about our vision
Eddy Doyle has over 35 years’ experience in aviation. Ed started his career as a pilot in the Canadian Air Force before joining Air Canada in 1989.
Over 11,000 hours flying experience - has flown Airbus and Boeing aircraft domestically and internationally.
Ed served in many management roles during his career at Air Canada where he was responsible for nearly 4000 pilots, dispatchers, load agents and administration staff before retiring as Vice President Flight Operations in 2018.
After Air Canada, Ed took the position of Deputy-CEO at Bamboo Airways in Vietnam, where he helped launch the airline.
Bamboo Airways grew to 25 aircraft (A320 & B787) by the end of its first year in operation, obtained the IATA Operational Safety Audit certificate, achieved the best on-time performance in Vietnam, and was recognized by the Vietnam Economic Times as the Best Service Airline in Vietnam.
Master of Business Administration – Embry Riddle University
Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics - Embry Riddle
University Certificate in Management - Acadia University
Duncan Bureau is a seasoned Global Business Executive with more than twenty-five years of experience in almost every vertical within the airline including, Network Planning, Revenue Mgmt., Sales, Marketing, and Operations. Duncan continues to be recognized for achieving business growth, leading strategic initiatives. He has been on many Boards and advisory Boards globally including Canada Tourism, TICO, Destination Canada, USA Tourism, and currently holds a Board of Directors Seat with Klosebuy in the United States. Duncan is also the co-founder of the LorEau Group based in the UAE which consults in aviation, manufacturing and online booking engines.
Duncan has held many progressive roles within the airline industry where he was promoted to a Corporate Officer and has held various roles such as Vice President Sales & Distribution Westjet Airlines, Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution Malaysia Airlines, Global Vice President Sales & Distribution Air Canada, President Air Canada Rouge and most recently Senior Vice President Sales & Distribution at Etihad. Tasked with building a sales organization from the ground up he and the team grew revenue from $300 Million to over $3.5 Billion in 9 years at WestJet. As the Global Vice President Sales & Distribution @ Air Canada he and his team contributed to the profitable revenue growth from $12 Billion to $18 Billion in 5 years.
Duncan has Bachelor of Management undergraduate degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge Alberta, Canada.
Vic Charlebois joins Canada Jetlines as Vice President Flight Operations. He has over 20,000 hours of pilot flight time on the A310, A320, A330, B757, B767 and several military types. He has been in aviation senior management with Canada 3000, Zoom Airlines, Ornge and First Air.
Vic was the lead for certification of Zoom Airlines and obtained an Operating Certificate for helicopter operations at Ornge. He lives in Burlington Ontario, is a bee keeper and maintains an 84 VW Vanagon camper in his spare time.
Brad is the Person Responsible for Maintenance (PRM), a key Transport Canada approved post, leading the development of the maintenance department through the certification process.
Brad has more than 25 years of maintenance experience, most recently serving as Managing Director at Air Canada, accountable for line maintenance with more than 1,800 maintenance technicians in Canada and globally. His prior experience includes Vice President of Maintenance and PRM for Air Georgian and Regional 1 airlines, before taking a senior leadership role at Air Canada Rouge.
27 years of experience in multiple roles in the aviation industry, most recently as Managing Director, In-Flight Service Operations at Air Canada, responsible for over 8500 Cabin Crew.
Anup is passionate about delivering a strong sense of culture and team in a safety focused environment and is recognized as a champion for continuous improvement and strong leadership.
Randy Howe has over 22 years’ experience in aviation, most recently flying in the middle east operating Airbus 330 / 320.
Captain Howe has held several airline management positions throughout his career, completed his MBA in Aviation management with Emirates Aviation University and completed IATA Safety audits.
Randy joins the management of Canada Jetlines as Chief Pilot in August 2021.
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Finance and operations executive with over 20 years of experience. Currently also serving as the EVP and CFO of GlobalX, and most recently serving as CFO for Flair Airlines Canada, transitioning it from a B737 charter operator to a profitable low cost scheduled carrier.
Prior to Flair, CFO for ZEiTECS, a global artificial lift technology company overseeing its sale to Schlumberger; KBR Services Business Unit Finance Leader overseeing 12,000 employees growing revenue from $300M to $3B.
In addition, he played a key financial role in the Burger King turnaround that culminated with a successful IPO.
He is a Certified Management Accountant, with an MBA from Texas A&M University and BA from the University of British Columbia.
As the former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada and Premier of Québec, Jean Charest is one of Canada’s most recognized political figures. He was first elected to Canada’s House of Commons in 1984 and by 1986 he became the youngest person to be named to cabinet when he assumed the role of Minister of State for the Youth. He was notably the initiator of the negotiation for the Canada-European Union Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA). As Minister of the Environment, he led Canada’s delegation at the 1992 Earth Summit on the economy and the environment in Rio and was praised for his leadership role among G7 countries on climate change and biodiversity. The Charest government has been a world leader on the environment and climate change, and best known for a major initiative for the sustainable development of Northern Québec called “Plan Nord”. Furthermore, the Charest government initiated an unprecedented labour mobility agreement between France and Québec. Under his leadership, Québec experienced a sustained period of economic prosperity with stronger economic growth from 2008 to 2012 than the rest of Canada, the U.S and Europe despite a global financial and economic crisis.
In 2017-2018 Jean Charest led a year long consultation and delivered a report entitled ”Vision 2025” about the future of the aerospace industry in Canada on behalf of the Aerospace Industry Association of Canada (AIAC). In 2019, he was named Special envoy for the Canadian Prime Minister in the race to win a seat on the United Nations Security Council. More recently, he joined the Wilson Center border task force which studies the issue of US-Canadian cross border travel restrictions. Jean Charest is a Partner at McCarthy Tétrault.
Peggy Gilmour was most recently Board Chair, Institute of Internal Auditors, Toronto Chapter.
Ms. Gilmour is a senior Finance executive in the Banking and Transportation sectors. Her executive roles have included Audit, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Operations and Technology roles.
Ms. Gilmour's executive roles include Chief Auditor of Metrolinx, Canada's largest commuter transportation provider; Senior Vice President of Operations and Technology at CIBC; Managing Director Operations at RBC Capital Markets; and SVP Finance at Aviva Insurance.
Ms. Gilmour currently serves as Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee Chair on the Board of POINT Biopharma. Her previous Board of Director roles include Ontario Pension Board ( Audit Committee Chair); Ontario Power Generation; Pro- Demnity Insurance; and Interac.
Ms. Gilmour is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto.
Beth is Former President & CEO, Amex Bank of Canada, and Former President & General Manager, Amex Canada, Inc. From 2002-2007, she chaired the Amex Bank of Canada board.
In 2009, Beth was appointed to the HSBC Bank Canada Board, on which she still serves. Beth also served on the Aimia board from 2012 to 2017, and on the People Corporation board from 2019 until their acquisition by Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking in 2021.
Beth has nearly 20 years of non-profit and corporate board experience. In addition, Beth’s current non-profit board memberships are: Trustee, Art Gallery of Ontario; Advisor, Schulich School of Business (Dean’s Advisory Board); Advisor, Catalyst Canada (Advisory Board); Director, the Harvard Business School Club of Toronto; Advisor, Women’s Venture Capital Fund (Advisory Board); Director, UNITY Charity; Advisor, Arlington Partners International; Director, SheEO; and President, TSCC 1435 (condo board).
Beth is also a member of the International Women’s Forum, and serves on the President’s Council of Cornell Women. From 2015 to 2018, Beth served on the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board.
In 2013, Beth was named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, in the Corporate Board category. Beth received a B.A. degree in Medieval and Renaissance European History from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School.
David Kruschell is President & CEO at Frontier Lodging Solutions, a workforce and corporate lodging company based in Calgary, Alberta. David has an extensive knowledge of the travel industry having held several key executive positions in this sector over his career. Prior to Frontier Lodging, David was Senior Vice President, Client Management & Consulting at Direct Travel, a leader in travel management in north America, employing over 725 travel professionals in Canada.
David started his career in travel in 1994 at the Rider BTI Travel Group and held the role of Vice President, Western Canada from 1996 to 2000. David then embarked on an entrepreneurial path acting as partner and President in a series of UNIGLOBE branded businesses. David was able to grow each business through client acquisition and mergers culminating in 2014 with the creation of UNIGLOBE One Travel. By 2018 the company had grown to over 600 corporate clients and over $300 million in annual sales. In 2018, David and his partners sold Uniglobe One Travel to Direct Travel of Denver, CO.
Ken McKenzie is the Principal of Meridian Blue, LLC., a management consulting firm specializing in the improvement of organizational performance in areas related to strategy, organizational design and operations, within both private and not-for-profit sectors.
He is a seasoned airline executive who most recently held roles at Airbus Americas as EVP Customers, SVP Strategy & Corporate Development and SVP Customer Services. Prior to Airbus, Ken served as Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines, EVP Operations for WestJet and Chief Pilot, Regulatory Affairs for Air Canada Jazz.
Ken’s not-for-profit experience includes time abroad as Program Director of the West African Flight Program for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as well as governance board positions held with the Experimental Aircraft Association and Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale.
Ken was a pilot in the Royal Canadian Air Force and holds an FAA Airline Transport Pilot’s license, Transport Canada Airline Transport Pilot’s License and Transport Canada Commercial Helicopter Pilot’s License. A native of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, Canada, Ken received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, and a Master of Business Administration from Strayer University. He has also completed the Ivey Executive Program of the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.
Ken and his wife, Sonia, have two daughters: Monika and Haley, who are both graduates of Liberty University.
Ravinder Minhas has a Bachelor of Science in Oil & Gas Engineering from the University of Calgary. After completing his degree, along with his sister Manjit, he co-founded Minhas Breweries and Distilleries which they grew to a company with sales in five Canadian provinces, 41 states and 19 countries.
In 2002, Ravinder and his sister incorporated Mountain Crest Brewing Company in Alberta to create and sell premium beer at discounted prices. In 2006, they became the youngest brewery owners in the world after purchasing the second oldest brewery in the U.S, Joseph Huber Brewing Company in Wisconsin, which they renamed to "Minhas Craft Brewery". The Minhas Craft Brewery is now ranked in the Top 10 breweries largest breweries in America.
Ravinder has a passion for the arts and in 2012 he co-founded Spotlight Television & Film, a company that produces scripted, documentary and reality programs with over 480 hours of national and award winning television content. In addition to his passion for arts, Ravinder’s strong sense of community and social responsibility led him to serve as a board member of the Calgary Stampede.