Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines is currently in discussions with Qatar Airways Group to explore a potential collaboration between the two airlines.
Subject to all regulatory approvals, the parties are discussing the possibility of including non-stop flights between Toronto-Pearson and Doha, the home of Qatar Airways.
This would offer Canadian travellers’ access to Qatar Airways’ unparalleled network via Doha to destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent and across Asia.
“We are pleased to discuss potential opportunities with Qatar Airways, an international airline known for its world-class service and consistently recognised by the industry and consumers as the best airline in the world,” said Eddy Doyle, President & CEO of Canada Jetlines.
“Qatar is not only a growing and exciting destination, it is also home to the world’s best airport, Hamad International Airport, which provides seamless connectivity to Qatar Airways’ superior global network.”
About Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways was recently named ‘Airline of the Year’ for an unprecedented seventh time at the 2022 World Airline Awards, presented by international aviation ratings organization Skytrax.
It was also named ‘World’s Best Business Class’, ‘World’s Best Business Class Lounge Dining’ and ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’.
Qatar Airways currently flies to more than 150 destinations worldwide via its hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport, which was named “Best Airport in the World” for the second year in a row at the 2022 Skytrax World Airport Awards.
About Canada Jetlines
Canada Jetlines, Ltd., operating as Jetlines, is a Canadian ultra-low-cost airline headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario.
A relatively new start-up, the airline first commenced operations in September 2022 with one Airbus A320. In accordance with the laid out plan, the carrier took delivery of a second A320 later in the year.
Expanding its services out of Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada Jetlines added a non-stop Vancouver service, before going on to expand its US network.
In December 2022, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the carrier authority to operate and fly to and from the United States.
From there it added services to Melbourne/Orlando International airport in Florida and to the Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
The proposed collaboration with Qatar Airways will be subject to the airlines obtaining all necessary approvals, including approvals from Transport Canada and the Canadian Transportation Agency.
That being said the successful finalization of the partnership will represent another major leap forwards for the new Canadian airline.