– CANADA, Vancouver – Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V:JET / OTCQB:JETMF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Tony Lefebvre as an independent director, effective February 5, 2018. Mr. Lefebvre brings over 27 years of executive experience, including eight years with Spirit Airlines, a leading ultra low-cost carrier based in the United States.
“Mr. Lefebvre is a welcome addition to the board,” stated Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman of Canada Jetlines. “His extensive experience in the ultra-low cost airline industry will be invaluable to the company as we commence and grow operations.”
Tony held progressively senior executive positions with Spirit Airlines, most notably Chief Operating Officer. He was responsible for Spirit Airlines operating functions including: flight operations, maintenance, inflight, airport operations, systems operations control, safety and security. Tony was part of the senior management team that successfully publicly listed the company on the NASDAQ and lead cost cutting initiatives resulting in a sustained sub $0.06 CASM (Cost Per Available Seat Mile). Prior to working with Spirit Airlines, Tony worked with US Airways for 15 years as a Managing Director. In this role he led US Airways’ European operations across 16 countries, covering sales and marketing, 28 airport operations, call centres sales and customer support, finance and alliance management.
Tony is currently President and Chief Operating Officer at BBA Aviation. He is responsible for BBA’s Global Engine Services and Signature MRO businesses, providing flight support services to business aircraft owners, government and commercial aviation customers.
Tony holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Marketing from the University of Maryland.
Canada Jetlines also announces the resignation of Mr. Mark Lotz from the Board of Directors and would like to thank him for his significant contribution to the Company’s development to date.
About Canada Jetlines Ltd.
Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests.
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