OWG (Montréal Trudeau) has taken delivery of its first B737-800 as it prepares for the reopening of international travel from Canada to leisure destinations in the Caribbean.

The airline did not disclose the identity of the aircraft. However, it will most likely be C-FMBO (msn 30631), a 19.6-year-old jet added by OWG's parent company Nolinor Aviation (N5, Montréal Trudeau) in early July 2021. The aircraft remains in storage at Marana and will enter service in 2022, post cabin modifications and repainting. It will be configured in a single-class layout for up to 189 passengers.

The aircraft was briefly registered to, but never operated by, Chrono Jet (MBK, Québec). Other operators include Air Transat and Shanghai Airlines, the ch-aviation fleets history module shows.

"Our team has spent the last year preparing and we can't wait to get back to flying when sanitary conditions allow,” President of Nolinor Aviation Marco Prud'Homme said.

OWG, the leisure division of Nolinor Aviation with no separate AOC, launched in July 2020 with a plan to focus on Canada-Caribbean routes. Its ambitions were impacted by the continuing COVID-related restrictions in Canada and elsewhere. Ultimately, OWG launched limited domestic operations in October 2020 and international flights in January 2021. It currently has two B737-400s operated by the Nolinor mainline. Due to the prevailing restrictions, it currently flies exclusively within Canada.

Nolinor Aviation also operates two B737-200s, six B737-200(C)s, one B737-200(QC), and one B737-300(QC) on its mainline passenger and cargo charter services. The carrier also operates a single scheduled route, from Val d'Or to Montréal Mirabel, the ch-aviation capacities module shows.