Fair Use Extract from the Toronto Star's Website:
"Transport Canada stood by while thousands of Canadians boarded Jetsgo planes amid a growing list of safety problems at the discount airline.
More than a year after the death of Jetsgo, Transport Canada insists it did the right thing in keeping the doomed airline flying and has not changed its procedures in light of the Jetsgo experience.
Jetsgo, which offered tickets as low as $1, had repeated mechanical breakdowns, shoddy maintenance practices, inexperienced pilots and midair mishaps."
Click here to read the entire article
Again, as I have stated in the past, I do find that the concentration that the Toronto Star and the Record of Waterloo Region have put on this air-safety thing are, in some instances, overblown and quite hyped-up, I must say that this article highlights some of the issues that travellers that *I* know of who travelled JetsGo experienced however..
Quite a concern if you ask me -- that a Government body which is supposed to protect the people, would allow an airline with such shoddy maintenance practices (which has now been proven to be true, according to the Transport Canada report detailled in the article) to continue flying.
JetsGo had a great business model, unfortunately, the only way you can offer fares that low, is to undercut other areas of your business, and maintenance appeared to be one of them.