The new airline OWG (Off We Go), a subsidiary of Nolinor Aviation, operated a first charter flight, before the official launch of its operations scheduled for early November to Cuba.
Launched last July to link Quebec to the Caribbean and based at Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau airport, OWG will have three Boeing 737-400s purchased second-hand and fully reconfigured to accommodate 158 passengers (in 3 + 3) in the ExpliSeat TiSeat E2 seats.
Its first charter flight was last week to Wabush, in the neighboring province of Newfoundland and Labrador, but the new company is scheduled to fly on November 1, 2020 to Cuba, with lines according to Prensa Latina » departing from Montreal and Toronto to Cayo Coco, Cayo Santamaria and Holguin ”which will also be operated by charter.
This Friday, the OWG site posted an opening of reservations in eight days.
Launching a new airline in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic is daring, especially as it targets a market « to the south » where Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet and Sunwing are already present in force.
But the president of Nolinor Marco Prud’Homme estimated this summer that the destabilization of the market could benefit him: « when you look at how the airlines behaved with people who wanted a refund, I think there is space to attract sympathy. We do not intend to replace anyone, but to carve out a niche for ourselves « .
A first little adventure for @OwgVoyages this weekend 🙂 Did you see her ? @max_spotter definitely did ! Thank you for the great 📸 #nolinor #owg #firstflight #boeing #b737400 pic.twitter.com/0fIWjHnWuo
— Nolinor Aviation (@nolinoraviation) October 19, 2020