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Airlines

Name: HARMONY AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: HMY
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: VANCOUVER
Country: CANADA
Employees 17
Web: hmyairways.com
Email: info@hmyairways.com
Telephone: +1 (604) 270-2088
Fax: +1 (604) 270-2082
Sita:
Background
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Click below for data links:
HMY-APR07 A
HMY-APR07 B
HMY-APR07 C
HMY-APR07 D
HMY-APR07 E
HMY-APR07 F
HMY-APR07 G
HMY-AUG05-A
HMY-AUG05-B
HMY-JUN04
HMY-JUN04A
HMY-JUN05-A
HMY-NEWSJUN04
HMY-NEWSJUN04
HMY-NEWSMAY04

FORMED AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 2002. FOUNDER, DAVID HO, IS AN HEIR TO A HONG KONG TOBACCO FORTUNE. SISTER COMPANY IS COMPANION HOLIDAYS. CHARTER, INTERNATIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
PO BOX 32436
5455 AIRPORT ROAD SOUTH, MODULE H
TERMINAL BUILDING
VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA V7B 1B5, CANADA

CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.

August 2002: PASSENGER CHARTER SERVICES TO MEXICO, LAS VEGAS, AND LATER TO HAWAII, AND THE CARIBBEAN. PLANS TO SHIFT CAPACITY TO DOMESTIC OR EUROPEAN ROUTES THE FOLLOWING SUMMER.

PLANS TO GROW TO 6 AIRPLANES WITHIN 5 YEARS, AND TO ACQUIRE WIDEBODY JETS TO SERVE CHINA.

2 orders (10/02) 757-258EM's (RB211-535E4) (23917; 185-4524, N73724), ex-El Al (ELA), Boeing (TBC) leased.

October 2002: Next month, will fly for tour operator Companion Holidays, with packages from western Canadian points (Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary) to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Cancun, Ixtapa, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, the Riviera Maya, and Manchester, UK.

The 757's will have 197Y passengers, including a 36-seat Companion Club, which will offer more legroom, and additional amenities.

November 2002: Selects Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) as its Airplane Maintenance Organization (AMO), providing line maintenance and certain scheduled maintenance check services.

Vancouver - Cancun (Saturdays); Vancouver - Puerto Vallarta (Sundays); Calgary - Edmonton - Cancun (Saturdays); Edmonton - Mazatlan - Puerto Vallarta (Sundays); Vancouver - Las Vegas (2/week); Calgary - Puerto Vallarta - Mazatlan (Fridays).

December 2002: Edmonton - Calgary - Las Vegas; Vancouver - Calgary - (Keflavik) - Manchester (weekly); Edmonton - Calgary - Ixtapa (Tuesdays); Vancouver - Ixtapa (Thursdays); Edmonton - Calgary - Los Angeles (LAX) (2/week).

1 757-258 (23917, C-GMYC), ex-El Al (ELA), Boeing (TBC) leased.

May 2003: In June, Vancouver - Los Angeles.

July 2003: Agreement with China Airlines (CHI) for Harmony Airways (HMY) to provide connections at Vancouver to Toronto, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles, plus Mexican resort areas.

757-236 (25053), ex-Air Europa (ARE), CIT Aerospace (TCI) leased.

October 2003: Received scheduled authority between Canada and Mexico and proposes to operate from Vancouver to Mazatlan and Zihuatanejo.

November 2003: Subscribed to AeroXchange's AeroAOG and AeroRepair products.

December 2003: Plans to acquire 4 767's or 777's to fly trans-Pacific routes to Honolulu and Macau, as well as to Chengdu, Chongqing, Dalian, Harbin, Shanghai, and Xi'an. Other possibilities are Anchorage, Manchester (UK), and Miami.

February 2004: 757-28A (268-24543, C-GTSN), ex-Air Transat (AIJ), Arkia (ARK) leased.

March 2004: David Sylvester, President.

May 2004: Changes its name from "HMY Airways" to "Harmony Airways."

September 2004: In November, Toronto - Honolulu (3/week). In December, Victoria - Honolulu (weekly).

November 2004: Plans services to Macau, Harbin, Xi'an, Dalian, & Tianjin.

December 2004: Gary Collins, President & CEO, 41, ex-Finance Minister, British Columbia. Had previously worked as a pilot (FC) and flight instructor.

June 2005: With the arrival of another 757-200 in December, will expand Hawaii operations to add Calgary, Alberta; & Kelowna, British Columbia; as departure points.

1 order 757-28A (32449), ex-ATA Airlines (AAT), GECAS (GEF) leased.

July 2005: 757-28A (32449, C-GMYE), ex-(AAT), (GEF) leased.

January 2006: Harmony Airways (HMY) will convert its seasonal Calgary to Maui service to a regular, year-round service. The airline's Calgary to Honolulu service will remain seasonal and be suspended during the summer months.

May 2006: Harmony Airways (HMY) will inaugurate nonstop service from Vancouver to Oakland on June 22nd. The airline will operate 2 flights a week, on Thursdays & Sundays, using its 757-200s. Harmony Airways (HMY) will inaugurate nonstop service from Vancouver to New York (JFK) on June 29th. The airline will operate a daily flight using its 757-200s.

June 2006: Harmony Airways (HMY) provides holiday flights from Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver to various destinations in Mexico, and to Las Vegas, USA, and Manchester in the UK.

(IATA) Code: HQ - 668. (ICAO) Code: HMY (Callsign - HARMONY).

Parent organization/shareholders: Dr David Ho (100%).

Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Calgary; Kelowna; Toronto; Vancouver; & Victoria.

International, Scheduled Destinations: Honolulu; Kahului (Maui); Las Vegas; & Palm Springs.

CRJ-200 (7036, C-FIPX), Voyageur Airways leased, delivery - see photo. To be used for three-times-daily service between Vancouver and Calgary,

July 2006: CanJet Airlines (CNJ) links network with Harmony (HMY) at Toronto to offer east-west connections across Canada. Thus Vancouver-based (HMY) does not fly east of Toronto and Halifax-based CanJet (CNJ) has dropped all routes west of Toronto.

August 2006: Hawaiian Airlines (HWI) and Harmony Airways (HMY) of Vancouver (YVR) announced a code share and interline e-ticketing agreement. Harmony (HMY) operates four 757s and flies to Hawaii from (YVR) and Calgary year round and from Kelowna, Edmonton and Victoria seasonally.

January 2007: The European Union (EU), which hopes to jumpstart transatlantic open skies negotiations in meetings with US officials in Brussels, said that it plans to seek a separate open skies accord with Canada.

The European Commission (EC) said an (EU) - Canada deal "may generate consumer benefits of at least +$94 million through lower fares and could create +3,700 jobs in the first year." Canada currently has separate bilateral agreements with 17 (EU) member states, accords the (EC) said are in conflict with current (EU) law.

The Canadian Airports Council (CAC) embraced the proposal, urging the Canadian government "to make concluding an agreement a priority." (CAC) President & CEO, Jim Facette said an "open aviation area with our second biggest trading bloc and source of tourists, is a natural next step and would be a boon." Air traffic between Canada and the (EU) doubled between 2000 and 2005, according to (CAC), which noted that more than half of Canada's overseas tourists come from Europe.

The (EC) said a liberalized air treaty would increase annual (EU) - Canada passengers from 8 million currently to 14 million by 2011. The Canadian government recently said it would make commercial air transport liberalization a priority.

March 2007: Harmony Airways (HMY) of Canada announced suspension of its scheduled services. (HMY) will fly to Toronto for the last time on March 30 and cease all other flights by April 9. Launched in 2002 and based in Vancouver, the full-service airline operates 757s to six Canadian cities, five Hawaiian destinations, Las Vegas, and Palm Springs. It reportedly is exploring continuing to fly as a charter or wet-lease airplane (ACMI) provider. "Harmony (HMY) has always been committed to providing the best in-flight service in Canada and we apologize for the inconvenience this causes," it said on its website.

April 2007: Ceased operations.

Fleet:
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Click below for photos:
HMY-757-258-4
HMY-757-258-D
HMY-CRJ

April 2007:

0 757-236 (RB211-535E4) (358-25053, /91 C-GMYH), EX-(ARE), (TCI) LSD 2003-07. RTND. LST (SKB), WET-LST (SWG). 200Y.

0 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (268-24543, /90 C-GTSN), EX-(AIJ), (ARK) LSD 2004-02. RTND 2007-03. 16C, 155Y.

0 757-28A (RB211-535E4) (974-32449, /01 C-GMYE), EX-(AAT), (GEH) LSD. RTND 2007-08 FOR (ETH). 16C, 155Y.

2 757-258 (RB211-535E4) (152-23917, /87 C-GMYC, 2002-11; 185-24254, /88 C-GMYD), EX-(ELA), (TBC) LSD 2002-11, 16C, 155Y.

1 CRJ-200LR (7036, C-FIPX, SEE PHOTO), VOYAGEUR AIRWAYS LSD.

Management:
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DR DAVID HO, FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN.

DAVID CHU, VICE CHAIRMAN.

KIRK HENDERSON, PRESIDENT (INTERIM) 2007-02.

GARY COLLINS, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO), RESIGNED 2007-02.

REMO DI TOMASO, CHIEF OPERATIONS OFFICER (COO).

BRENT STATTON, GENERAL MANAGER.

CAPTAIN JOHN SINCLAIR, VP FLIGHT OPERATIONS (jsinclair@harmonyairways.com).

MENG HENG HUAN, VP ENGINEERING & MAINTENANCE.

JAMES WESTMACOTT, VP AIRPORT SERVICES.

MEL CROTHERS, VP MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION.

JEFFREY CHU, VP STRATEGY & PLANNING.

EDIE THOME, VP CUSTOMER SERVICES.

CAPTAIN HAROLD KNOP, CHIEF PILOT.

CAPTAIN SCOTT GOEBEL, DIRECTOR FLIGHT SAFETY.

GAVIN MCKAY, DIRECTOR LINE MAINTENANCE.

JOHN ROGERS, MANAGER MAINTENANCE.

 
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