MIAMI, Florida – December 14, 2020 – Global Crossing Airlines Inc. (TSXV: JET) (OTCQB: JETMF), operating as "GlobalX" is pleased to announce, effective January 1, 2021, the appointment of Captain Eddy Doyle as President of its Canada Jetlines affiliate. Captain Doyle will lead the development and certification of Canada Jetlines as a Canadian charter airline, operating the Airbus A320 family of aircraft.
Eddy Doyle has more than 35 years of aviation experience, first as a Canadian Air Force officer and later in a long career with Air Canada, culminating in his position as Vice President of Flight Operations directly responsible to Transport Canada and overseeing over 3,000 pilots and dispatchers. After retirement from Air Canada, he served as Deputy CEO and board member of Bamboo Airways, where he led the regulatory certification and growth to 25 Airbus family aircraft in its first year of operations, gaining IOSA certification and recognized as best Service Airline in Vietnam.
"Captain Doyle is the right person to lead the Canada Jetlines launch, given his experience with over 11,000 hours in the cockpit and his extensive management experience with the national airline of Canada, and one of the most successful start up airlines in Asia," said Ed Wegel, Chairman and CEO of GlobalX. "This announcement represents a major milestone for GlobalX as we move forward with our plans to spin out Canada Jetlines."
As a result of its merger with Canada Jetlines, GlobalX acquired all of the assets and intellectual property of Jetlines. GlobalX will retain a controlling interest in Canada Jetlines and is evaluating distributing this residual ownership interest in Canada Jetlines to its shareholders on a pro-rata basis. The completion of this transaction would not affect in any way the current shareholdings of shareholders in GlobalX.
"I am very excited to lead this effort to bring Canada Jetlines into the air with the support of GlobalX. The time is right for a new alternative for vacationing Canadians as we look at initially serving South Florida, the Caribbean, and Mexican markets," added Captain Doyle.