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Social media charter trials Calgary-Revelstoke flight in March
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.