(Quebec) In a few months, the business people of Quebec and Montreal will have the opportunity to use a new airline with a new unique service in Canada that sets up Aviation Chrono: a monthly subscription service travel between Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto, unlimited flights during the month and without going through all the rubbish of Jean Lesage International Airport.
“We did not invent the concept,” says Dany Gagnon, vice president of the company that has existed for almost four years. “This concept exists in California, on the West Coast of the United States, and it works very well.”
The formula has a right to $ 1,000 for membership of the Executive Club Chrono Aviation Unlimited, and a monthly subscription of $ 1,400 for unlimited flights between Quebec-Montreal during the month, or $ 1,900 for the Quebec-Toronto route.
“It’s the VIP treatment of the stars we offer in aircraft Pilatus PC-12 Beechcraft 1900D 9 or 19 passengers without the hassle,” says Gagnon. “It is even possible to book a seat on the plane 15 minutes before departure, because there is no obligation to be at the counter two hours before or queues for security to airport. Even the parking will be free. ”
For now, there will be two daily departures planned from the beginning of February, when the members recruitment period for the club of business people will run until the end of the year.
By having 120 members in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto, where the company has offices, Mr. Gagnon believes that it can provide the service. If there are more members and if demand grows rapidly, adding new daily flights. But he sees more, because it believes that this new business model quickly gain followers. Thus, the carrier could open routes to Boston and New York for business people.
Technologically, members with their identification number can easily book their place by the application on the Web, on a shelf or on a phone. It’s easier than searching the day before or the morning of departure. This innovation and club formula gives an advantage with respect to prices and the ease of access that do not offer the major carriers.
“With some carriers, he continues, you have to book weeks in advance to get a good price, but at times that do not favor business people. We we can offer the member to invite a friend or family member for a return Québec Toronto for $ 600. ”
Mr. Gagnon put on the ease to book his place, the comfort, the number of flights and the gain in quality for business trips that will leave Quebec with 5:50 ET 6:45 hours back that will return early in the evening “early to supper at home,” he says.
Moreover, the business traveler club, he admits, is also an ideal medium for networking for the duration of flights.
For the CEO of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Québec, Alain Aubut, this is the kind of service that business people hope for years, in addition to the pre-clearance center.
“This is a great initiative of private enterprise,” he says. “This is a particularly interesting business model and a good innovation with the use of technology. It remains to be seen whether business people quickly embark on this initiative. ”
He can not wait to see the business community response while maintaining that if the service meets the expectations and fulfills its promises, it will certainly be appreciated by business people, especially as air routes to Boston and New York are on the horizon. “We will see the use,” he concludes.