Prince Edward Air

Infobox_Airline
airline=Prince Edward Air
logo=PrinceEdwardAir.jpg
logo_size=300
fleet_size=20
destinations=
IATA=-
ICAO=CME
callsign=COMET
parent=
founded=1990
headquarters=Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
key_people=Robert Bateman, President
hubs=Charlottetown Airport
focus_cities=
frequent_flyer=
lounge=
alliance=
website= http://www.peair.com

Prince Edward Air Ltd. is an airline headquartered in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada with major bases in Moncton (NB), Halifax (NS), St. John's (NL) and Toronto / Hamilton (ON). The airline offers a variety of services including: scheduled cargo, ad-hoc charter, air medevac, maintenance, sales and service.

History

Prince Edward Air was founded as an entrepreneurial venture in 1990 to pursue market opportunities in air medical evacuation, courier, and scheduled passenger and on-call air charters for business and pleasure. The company started with one leased aircraft and one pilot; the current president, Robert Bateman himself. Today, it has 20 aircraft and 120+ employees - daily flights into several airports in Eastern Canada, Quebec, Ontario as well as JFK International.

On May 1 2008 Cargojet Airways acquired 51% ownership of Prince Edward Airlines. [http://www.cargojet.com/pressReleases/2008/2008-17.htm Cargojet Completes Purchase Of Prince Edward Air Ltd. Press Release ]

Fleet

As of May 2008 the Prince Edward Air fleet includes:

*1 Saab 340
*3 Beech 99
*3 Raytheon Beech 1900C Airliner [Flight International, 3-9 October 2006]
*1 Cessna 172
*1 King Air 200
*4 Cessna Caravan
*7 Piper Navajo Chieftain

References

* [http://collections.ic.gc.ca/island/airtravel.htm Industry Canada: The Island Way of Life: Air Travel]
* [http://www.apec-econ.ca/2006speakers.htm Atlantic Province Economic Counci: Outlook 2006]

External links

* [http://www.peair.com/ Prince Edward Air]


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