The tentative plans call for new crews, so they’ll probably be plenty of opportunities to score a paycheck with the airline. It won’t just be Air Canada pilots and crew shifting uniforms from one carrier to another.
If all goes well, the cheap carrier could be flying around as soon as 2013, but there’s one thing that Air Canada still needs to do—find a partner with deep pockets. The airline is still busy looking to bring in a financial backer of some sort, so that they don’t have to front all the cash—and the risk—when it comes to the new venture. They’re still working to deal with the pilots union and other labor issues, but it does sound full speed ahead towards a new LCC once 2013 rolls around.