Canada Jetlines confirms new service to Cancun Mexico

A Canada Jetlines Airbus on the tarmac.
Photo Credit: Canada Jetlines via Twitter

LONDON – Canada’s new ultra-low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines has confirmed a new international nonstop service out of its travel hub of Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Cancun (CUN) in Mexico.

The Canadian carrier’s first route into Mexico will launch starting with two flights per week and with an increased service frequency to follow.

Cancun Airport is located in the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. It is a major international airport serving the resort areas of Cancun and the Riviera Maya.

“Our Canada Jetlines family is thrilled to launch service to another international destination in Mexico this winter – continuing expansion of our international network of convenient leisure and business travel,” stated Duncan Bureau, Chief Commercial Officer of Canada Jetlines.

“Canada is one of the top countries for international tourists to Mexico and we are pleased to connect Canadians to their favorite sun-destinations as they begin to plan winter vacations.”

Cancun Airport (CUN) is the 10th busiest airport in the world in international passengers according to the Airports Council International – Top 10 Busiest Airports Worldwide 2021 publication.

In 2021 more than 13 million passengers traveled to Cancun and the Riviera Maya and the number of visitors is expected to increase rapidly thanks to its fast recovery and more flights being added from all over the world.

Canada Jetlines flights are scheduled to commence in March 2023. Canada Jetlines will operate the route with its growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, including its recently announced second aircraft which was delivered and entered service in December 2022.

About Canada Jetlines

Canada Jetlines is a leisure focused air carrier, which is currently operating a growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft to provide Canadians with value vacation choices and convenient travel options.

Canada Jetlines says that it will provide exciting vacation packages to iconic Canadian destinations and beyond via strong partnerships with airports, CVB’s, tourism entities, hotels, hospitality brands, and attractions.

With a projected growth of 15 aircraft by 2025, Canada Jetlines aims to offer the best-in-class operating economics, customer comfort and fly-by-wire technology, providing an elevated guest centric experience from the first touchpoint.


Having steadily consolidated its operations through 2022, Canada Jetlines seems to be on a firm footing, and projects a fleet expansion to 15 aircraft in the next three years.

The Canadian carrier gained its FAA operating approvals for US operations in December last year. Earlier that month, the airline inaugurated a nonstop service to Vancouver.

This will certainly introduce some strong competition, and it potentially pits the new airline against rivals such as Air Canada, Flair and Westjet.

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