Social media charter trials Calgary-Revelstoke flight in March

The Jump On! Flyaways website is promoting a trial flight from Calgary to Revelstoke.  - screenshot from Jump On! Flyaways website
The Jump On! Flyaways website is promoting a trial flight from Calgary to Revelstoke.
— image credit: screenshot from Jump On! Flyaways website

Unique social media air charter Jump On! Flyaways has launched trial runs of its Calgary to Revelstoke route for this March.

The charter service’s inaugural flight will be on Friday, March 7 from Calgary to Revelstoke. The 50-passenger Bombardier Dash 8 will remain in Revelstoke for the weekend and return to Calgary on Sunday. The charter will return two weekends later.

The weekend round-trip flight will cost $449.84, including taxes.

The Times Review featured Jump On! Flyaways plans to expand into Revelstoke in October of 2013. Revelstoke resident Jean-Marc LaFlamme is a social media and business development director with the Alberta-based company.

Jump On! Flyaways uses under-utilized oil patch airplanes to run special charters, primarily from Alberta to getaway destinations. It uses a unique online booking system; the plane takes off only if a threshold number of seats are sold. If not, the purchase is refunded.

LaFlamme said the trial flight has just been confirmed, and the company is now working with local partners on marketing.

He notes the first trial run will dovetail with the Swatch Freeride World Tour stop in at Revelstoke Mountain Resort, scheduled for Mar. 10.

The Revelstoke flight will need to book 38 of 50 seats to fly.

LaFlamme said the Revelstoke Airport has appropriate de-icing equipment in place for the flight.


We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

UPDATE: B.C. legislature to get security scanner
Grizzlies to focus on discipline after difficult weekend
Nakusp marks century since launch of sternwheeler Bonnington
Airport security heightened after Ottawa attack
Stronger one kind act at a time
Albas off to Ottawa
West Kootenay Roller Derby League season opens
Sergeant-at-arms credited for saving lives
Coyotes cruising with strong depth

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 22 edition online now. Browse the archives.