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CanJet Vacations closing down

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  •   05-15-2015  11:40 am

CanJet Vacations closing down

Stephen Rowe, president, CanJet CanJet has confirmed it will be closing its tour operator subsidiary, CanJet Vacations.

“We have decided that we wish to no longer participate in the vacation business, due to the highly competitive environment within this seasonal market segment,” Stephen Rowe, president of CanJet Airlines, said in a statement to PAX.

Rowe went on to state that the CanJet Vacations office will be closed in the near term, and the staff of seven people will be provided lay-off notices. 

CanJet Vacations launched its inaugural winter program last December, offering four- and five-star vacation packages to Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic from YYZ. Amid reports of layoffs last month, CanJet said it was still planning to offer a summer program this year and looking to partner with other airlines.

John Kirk, VP sales & marketing, CanJet With regards to CanJet Airlines, the airline continues to operate aircraft from Toronto Pearson on behalf of Transat Tours Canada. Three other aircraft are positioned to be working in Europe for the 2015 summer and fall season.

According to Rowe: “The airline’s future is still being contemplated, and a decision with respect to our airline will be made in the coming months.”

John Kirk, VP sales & marketing, remains employed with CanJet Airlines.