OWG (‘Off We Go’) has yet to commence scheduled commercial flights. The planned Canadian airline has been established as a division of Nolinor Aviation, and was announced in julio 2020. Operations are expected to start in agosto 2020.
The airline hopes to provide a premium travel experience for passengers, an experience which the airline hopes will exceed passenger’s expectations. OWG will target popular leisure travel destinations within southern Canada.
The airline has been set up as an initiative by Nolinor. Nolinor is based at Montreal in Quebec and has been in operation for over 27 years, providing charter flights to the far north or Canada with its extensive fleet of Boeing 737s.
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Exact destinations have yet to be announced. It is currently known that the airline will fly domestically within southern Canada. The Boeing 737 also has the capacity to fly long-haul so it would be possible for international flights to commence.
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Each fare-paying passengers are entitled to one piece of carry-on baggage and a personal item. Carry-on baggage cannot exceed a maximum dimension of 48cm x 40cm x 22cm (19" x 16" x 9") or a total dimension of 110cm (43").
Carry-on baggage and the personal item have a weight limit of 9.9kg (22lbs) combined. Personal items could be a purse, a laptop bag, a camera, a briefcase, etc.
Passengers shouldn't carry any prohibited items in carry-on baggage or it would be confiscated. These include any fluid/gel exceeding 100ml, baby milk and food are exempted if the child is under the age of seven.
Checked baggage must be smaller than 158cm (62") in size and weighing less than 23kg (50lbs) or it would be considered as oversized baggage and may be subject to a fee. Any baggage exceeding 292cm (115") in dimension and 32kg (70lbs) in weight wouldn't be accepted by the airline
Standard traveler: One piece of checked baggage for free.
Select class traveler: Either two standard bags 23kg (50lbs) or one 30kg (66lbs) bag for free
There will be a single class fare available: Standard Economy.
There will be 158 Economy seats per aircraft.
Although Economy is the only class fare available, and the airline is dedicated to reducing costs, OWG has stated that it does not associate as a Low-Cost Carrier, as it still remains dedicated to providing a premium experience for customers.
The airline has invested several million dollars into refurbishing its fleet, to create a high-spec, top-quality experience for passengers.
The cabin’s lighting has been enhanced with LED MoodLites to create the best cabin ambience during the entire flight. The aircraft will have a toilet facility.
The interior of each plane has been refurbished to create a lighter environment with sturdier seating. The airline has been working on an innovative design which features the world’s strongest and lightest seats made of titanium, with the intention of creating more space and optimising comfort.
Complimentary food and drinks are not available but passengers can purchase snacks and small meals with just a few dollars. Both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks are available for passengers to purchase onboard the aircraft.
Food offered onboard include pizza, sandwich, mac & cheese, Croque Hola, crisps, chocolates, etc. The full menu is available onboard and on the airline website.
OWG offers a range of Hollywood movies and television series to keep the boredom away during the flight. Passengers simple have to pay for a small fee to get access.
It has yet to be confirmed whether WiFi will be available for passengers on-board the flight.
Online check-in is available 24 hours before scheduled departure time, it can be completed on the airline website.
All passengers are recommended to check-in online to save queuing time at the airport.
Airport check-in counters open three hours before the scheduled departure time, please report to the airline check-in counter as soon as you arrive at the airport.
Airline check-in counters are located at Terminal 3 at Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). The exact location for check-in are displayed on the departure information board, please locate the area when you arrive. The check-in counters would be marked with the airline name and logo, seek airport staff information if unsure.
The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.
Although not formally a member of an airline alliance, the OWG was set up by Nolinor.
The airline has stated that it is committed to providing a premium experience for all its passengers. A statement regarding special services has yet to be announced.
The airline is set to operate a fleet (3 aircraft currently in the pipeline) of Boeing 737-400 aircraft.
This aircraft was chosen for its proven track-record.
The airline will be based at Montréal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International (YUL). YUL is an international airport in Dorval, Quebec, and is the primary international airport serving Montreal. The airport is located just 20 km (12 mi) from downtown Montreal. International airlines that fly to YUL include Air Canada, Delta Air Lines, British Airways, Sunwing Airlines, and Turkish Airlines.
In julio 2020, OWG announced that it was partnering with Canadian travel operator Hola Sun Holidays. This partnership means that the airline will operate dedicated flights to Cuba on behalf of the company. These flights are expected to start in noviembre 2020.