Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: JET) has appointed John Stephenson as an independent board director, effective immediately, the company said.
Stephenson brings over 20 years of senior management and executive experience in the ultra-low cost carrier (“ULCC”) sector, having spent 10 years with Wizz Air Holdings PLC, a Central and Eastern European ULCC, and progressively senior roles with easyJet PLC, a UK based ULCC.
Stephenson is a graduate from University of Brighton in England with a Bachelor´s degree in Mathematics for Decision Making.
The company has appointed Les Dakens to its advisory board. Dakens has over 30 years of experience working in human resources for top-tier companies.
Mr. Dakens currently serves as Managing Director and Partner at My Next Season Canada, an organization which advises transitioning executives.
Jetlines´ is executing its business plan to become Canada´s first genuine ultra-low cost carrier (“ULCC”) airline. It plans to operate flights throughout Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, starting with six Boeing 737 aircraft in its first year of operations.