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When CATs fly: New charter firm takes flight

Oct. 11, 2012, Toronto - Canada’s newest private jet charter company, Charter Air Transportation Services Inc., (CATS) took off earlier this month, from its headquarters at Lester B. Pearson International Airport (CYYZ), in Toronto, Canada.

October 11, 2012  By Carey Fredericks

Designed to meet the needs of Canada’s business traveler, the privately owned premium aircraft charter company offers turn-key service solutions for clients who require private air travel not as a luxury, but a necessity for greater business productivity and improved efficiencies.

Boasting a fleet of state-of-the-art Hawker Beechcraft Premier 1A aircraft, CATS is able to fly up to six passengers over 1,000 nautical miles non-stop, in elegant style and luxurious comfort. The largest aircraft among comparable light jets, CATS’ Beechcraft Premier 1A fleet is capable of flying at altitudes of 41,000 feet and reaching speeds of 451kts or 526mph (835km/h), and provides passengers a spacious cabin layout with in-flight entertainment options, snack and beverage service, and a fully enclosed lavatory.

The Premier 1A allows CATS to provide business travelers with a low cost alternative to commercial airline pricing, often allowing a group of passengers to fly for less than the cost of commercial business class fares.

“Business travelers who fly commercial airlines have come to recognize the inherent inefficiencies and negative impact on productivity associated with commercial air travel,” says CATS’ Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Heitman. “In today’s fast paced business environment, flying commercially with its challenges – including long security lines, overbooked, delayed or cancelled flights, cramped seats and lost luggage – can be frustrating and time consuming.”


“CATS offers business travelers a business-focused alternative,” adds Kevin Heitman. “Our service has been designed to offer flexible flight times, customized flight plans, and a relaxing and productive in-flight experience, allowing our passengers to worry less about how they are getting to their meeting, and more about what they’re going to do once they arrive!”

CATS provides regional, national and international flight service, with access to over 100,000 airports across North America.


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