Canada Jetlines, a new Canadian leisure travel airline, has scored approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency.
The airline, which is headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is planning to jump into the low-fare Canadian air travel market, with a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, later this summer from Toronto Pearson Airport.
Plans call for the airline to provide “value vacation choices and convenient travel” to both domestic destinations within Canada and others outside of the country, including cities in the U.S., Cuba, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas, and more. The carrier says that it expects to be flying 15 total aircraft by 2025.
The approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency is an important milestone for the company, which now is now awaiting Transport Canada approval. Eddy Doyle, the CEO of Canada Jetlines, said that the company is confident it will be able to welcome guests sometime this summer.
“This is an important milestone for Canada Jetlines as we are approaching the completion of the AOC process with Transport Canada...We are confident that we will operate our first commercial flight this summer and plan to announce our commercial schedule in the coming weeks,” said Doyle.
For the trade, Jetlines says it will provide a state-of-the-art web-booking platform available to travel agencies, tour operators, and consumers that includes the “capability of generating revenue on reservations and ancillary sales.” A spokesperson for Canada Jetlines told TMR that there are also plans to launch a Vacations entity, working in close tandem with agents and advisors in Canada and beyond.
With Canada Jetlines’ entry, the low-fare Canadian airline market continues its growth. Swoop, the low-cost Canadian carrier from the team behind WestJet is continuing to add routes ahead of an expected busy summer travel season, while others, including Air Canada Rouge and Porter Airlines, continue to add capacity.