Late last week, Canada’s newest airline, Canada Jetlines announced that its inaugural flight will be on August 15. The first flight will depart Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and head to Winnipeg (YWG).
New Canadian Leisure Airline
Canada has a new leisure airline, Canada Jetlines. Though this is not new news, the carrier will finally be launching flights next month, if all goes according to plan. Canada Jetlines has been in the works since 2019 but the COVID-19 pandemic certainly held up launch plans. After years of planning, the airline completed its final demonstration flight a few weeks ago and is ready to receive its Air Operator Certificate.
“The entire team at Canada Jetlines is excited to offer passengers a convenient route from Toronto to the beautiful city of Winnipeg starting on our inaugural day of August 15th. We are thankful to the regional community and airport for their welcoming support. We greatly look forward. to our first flight to Winnipeg and intend to offer more travel options to the residents of Manitoba soon. “–Eddy Doyle, CEO, Canada Jetlines
Nick Hays, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, added,
“We’re thrilled to have Canada Jetlines as our newest airline partner at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and are excited to be part of its inaugural flight. There’s a strong demand for travel right now, as indicated by the increasing numbers of passengers we’ve We look forward to working with Canada Jetlines to provide more options for our community and help stimulate the local tourism industry’s economic recovery. “
Canada Jetlines is already selling tickets for its flights even though it does not have its license from the Canadian Transportation Agency. Section 59 of the Canada Transportation Act allows airlines to sell tickets for air travel before receiving licenses to operate. All passengers are informed before reservations are finalized, that the flights are subject to the airline receiving its license from the Canadian Transportation Agency.
Canada Jetlines’ cabin privilege some of the widest seats in the industry. Photo: Canada Jetlines
Canada Jetlines finishes certification flights
On July 5, Canada Jetline’s final demonstration flight took off with Transport Canada inspectors on board. The airline’s first Airbus A320 aircraft departed the Region of Waterloo International Airport outside of Toronto and flew 792 miles to New Brunswick’s Greater Moncton Roméo Leblanc International Airport. Once landing Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canda Jetlines expressed optimism for a swift issuance of the airline’s Air Operator Certificate,
“We are extremely proud of our operations team for successfully completing this comprehensive program with Transport Canada. There are only a few administrative items for Transport Canada to complete before issuing the AOC, which is expected to be completed within the next two weeks. As a We are currently staffed and equipped to accommodate and welcome guests to travel with Canada Jetlines. “
Currently, Canada Jetlines has one sole Airbus A320 aircraft but plans to increase its fleet to 15 aircraft in the next three years. Its first aircraft is configured in a single-class configuration of 180 18-inch wide seats that contain USB ports for personal device charging.