New airline Canada Jetlines gets Canadian Transportation Agency approval

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Canada Jetlines, a new Canadian leisure travel airline, has received approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency.

The airline, headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., plans to launch into the Canadian low-cost air travel market, with a fleet of Airbus A320 jets, later this summer from Toronto’s Pearson airport. .

Plans call for the airline to offer “value vacation choices and convenient travel” to domestic destinations in Canada and others outside the country, including cities in the United States, Cuba, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, Antigua, Bahamas, etc. The carrier says it plans to fly 15 aircraft in total by 2025.

The approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency is an important step for the company, which is now awaiting approval from Transport Canada. Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines, said the company is confident it will be able to welcome guests this summer.

“This is an important milestone for Canada Jetlines as we approach the completion of the AOC process with Transport Canada…We are confident that we will be operating our first commercial flight this summer and plan to announce our commercial schedule in the next few weeks,” Doyle said.

For commerce, Jetlines says it will provide a state-of-the-art online booking platform available to travel agencies, tour operators and consumers, which includes the “ability to generate revenue on bookings and ancillary sales”. A Canada Jetlines spokesperson told TMR there are also plans to launch a Vacations entity, working closely with agents and advisers in Canada and beyond.

With the arrival of Canada Jetlines, the Canadian low-cost airline market continues to grow. Swoop, the Canadian low-cost carrier in the team behind WestJet, continues to add routes ahead of a busy summer season, while others, including Air Canada Rouge and Porter Airlines, continue to add capacity.

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