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Chartright adds Citations to Canada fleets
By adding light jet to the Alberta market, Chartright aims to provide more opportunities to fly privately on the popular Citation range. Overall the company is making three additions to its Citation fleet.
Chartright’s Citation Ultra addition is based in Calgary.
Read this story in our February 2022 printed issue.

Canada-based operator Chartright has added a Citation Ultra to its Calgary fleet, bringing light jet availability for charter into the Alberta region. Its current Calgary-based fleet already has strong performers under the brand umbrella with a Falcon 2000LX and a Challenger 300.

It says the Citation Ultra offers strong short-field performance and operates from short runways at high altitudes and temperatures due to its straight-wing design. With seven passengers on board, the Citation Ultra can bring Alberta business travellers to the US quickly but also serves the domestic market by connecting Calgary to Fort McMurray, Kelowna and Vancouver starting from 1 February.

“The economic outlook of Alberta published in 2021 reflected a positive picture based on a faster than expected recovery, and business aviation continues to contribute to the economic recovery by providing safe on-demand transportation services across Canada and Internationally," says president Adam Keller. "More than 103,000 jobs have been added in the region since the start of 2021, and mostly all of the jobs lost during COVID-19 have been recovered. In 2022, Alberta’s real GDP is forecast to increase by an additional 5.1 per cent, making its economy look positive and back to levels not seen since 2014."

Chartright Calgary also expects to attract leisure travellers to charter the aircraft. The Ultra can provide non-stop travel quietly and comfortably to Palm Springs, Scottsdale, Los Angeles or Las Vegas.

The group is also expanding its Citation fleet by 50 per cent with the addition of a midsize Citation Excel and a Citation Encore, an enhanced version of the Ultra. Both aircraft will be based at Toronto Pearson International airport.

“We have grown our fleet to meet the demand for light and mid-size jets,” adds Keller.