Alliston travel and tourism agency,owned by Cana Travel, has announced that it will sell off almost all of its aircraft.
The company will be selling off its aircraft as well as its fleet of buses, cruises and boats, and will also discontinue the operation of the Canadian-based Cana Tourist Agency (CTA) on its Caribbean island of St. Maarten, said Alliston president, Michael Alliston.
“This is not an easy decision to make, but it is an important step in our journey to build a brand that is recognised and respected worldwide,” he said.
Alliston’s planes will also be sold off in the UK, with a decision due by the end of the month.
A decision on whether to sell the aircraft will be made by the CTA’s board of directors.
“We’ve always felt it would be an appropriate time for us to step aside from our duties in the Caribbean,” Mr Alliston said.
“Our customers have expressed an interest in using our aircraft for trips they have already made to other destinations.”
Mr Alliston acknowledged that the CTA was a valuable source of information, and said it was important that the company was able to continue to provide the services to its customers.
Mr Allanson said the airline was also looking to replace its fleet and its fleet bus fleet, with the intention of getting to the next stage of building out a fleet of aircraft.
“The aircraft we have today is good enough to fly to many destinations, but we have a need for an aircraft that can fly from one location to another,” he added.
Cana is owned by US firm Air France and the company is based in the United Kingdom.
Its services include flights to destinations in the US, UK, Canada, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, with its own fleet of fleet buses and cruise ships.
The airline has been operating since 2004.