Harmony eyes regional jets
Niche player expanding
Published: Saturday, May 27, 2006
Upstart Harmony Airways is considering buying regional jets to expand its North American footprint without needlessly stepping on the toes of Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd.
Gary Collins, Harmony's chief executive and a former minister of finance of British Columbia, said the 70- to 110-seat jets made by Bombardier Inc. or Brazil's Embraer SA
are a cost-effective way for the Vancouver-based carrier to build a domestic network to feed planned Asian routes.