It’s been a long road to the top.
Jordan flights is one of the oldest and most respected private jet operators in Canada, with more than a century of flying experience.
The airline’s flights have been part of the airline’s family for more than 70 years, and in 2015 it hired the first flight nurse in the world to work as a flight attendant.
Jordan has since expanded its fleet to accommodate the growing demand for private jets, and with the growth of the international airport network, the company expects the number of flights to triple.
“I’ve been working with Jordan since the early ’90s,” said Laura Haskins, a flight nurse with more a decade of experience.
“We’ve been able to expand our base and bring in a lot of people who know how to fly, have a passion for the industry, and who can actually make a profit.”
Jordan flights has seen a boom in the last few years.
In 2014, the airline hired the country’s first flight attendant in history.
“It’s an extremely exciting time in the industry,” said Haskons.
“It’s very competitive, so the people who are really making money, they are making big bucks.
They are the flight attendants, the pilots, and the pilots are the people that are earning the most money.”
But Haskers said the growing interest in private jets is not solely about the money.
“There are a lot more people who want to do this job than there were a few years ago,” she said.
“There’s a lot that’s just more people wanting to get involved in the game and more people looking to do it.”
And while the airline is growing, it’s also facing a growing demand.
The airline said last year it had 1,832 passengers booked on its flights.
Haskins said some of the new passengers are paying more than $40,000 a year for private flights, and she’s seeing a lot from them.
“Some people are just flying on the first day and then they are flying on other days,” she explained.
“And that’s really the reason why I’m doing this, because people are paying so much for it.”
“When you have people wanting that opportunity, they don’t have the time to come to an airport and actually get a flight,” Hasks added.
“So I have to take a little bit of a risk and do what I can to accommodate that.”
Hasks said while the demand is growing for the service, the industry is still a young industry.
“For the past few years, the economy has been in the toilet and people have just been stuck in the unemployment line,” she pointed out.
“The market for this is really still in its infancy.”
As demand for flights grows, more airlines are competing for the job.
But while airlines are making an effort to find qualified flight attendants to work on their fleets, there are also other factors that are contributing to the industry’s rapid growth.
“In the past five years, we’ve been seeing a huge number of airlines that have been really well capitalized and have built their economies up and have expanded into a new industry,” Hasking said.
“We’ve also seen a lot happen in terms of the technology and the way that we’re connecting with people who need to fly and also those who are traveling to Canada.”
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Dan McAvoy and The Canadian Press