LONDON – On Friday, Canada Jetlines inaugurated services between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Vancouver, offering a new non-stop market option for Canadian travelers.
This is yet another addition to the route network made by the latest Canadian entrant, with Canada Jetlines looking to expand this further.
Commenting at the inaugural event was Eddy Doyle, the CEO & President of Canada Jetlines:
“We look forward to expanding our services into Vancouver ahead of the upcoming holiday travel season”.
“As Canada Jetlines aims to provide travelers with more options, we’re excited to bring the country’s newest leisure airline to Vancouver.”
The new route will provide a convenient schedule for leisure travel, creating more accessible flight options within Canada and connecting the lower mainland and southern Ontario.
As Jetlines continues to expand its international network, the route is also a convenient connection to Toronto, where travelers can board Jetlines flights to sun destinations in the U.S.
Vancouver International Airport serves Vancouver and its surrounding cities and is the second busiest airport in Canada in terms of passenger traffic behind Toronto Pearson Airport.
Strong and Steady Growth…
The carrier has had a great start to operations and has been growing at a strong but very steady rate.
Back in November, the airline announced plans to launch services from Toronto to Melbourne, Orlando.
The Canadian carrier’s second route into the United States will launch starting with two flights per week and increased frequency to follow.
Located 50 miles southeast of Orlando, Melbourne connects Florida visitors to Orlando, Central Florida’s Space Coast, and Cocoa Beach.
The new service out of Toronto will be Canada Jetlines’ fourth nonstop route, following the announcement of Las Vegas.
Operation of these flights is subject to final Federal Aviation Administration approval.
Canada Jetlines will operate the route with its growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, including its recently announced second aircraft, which is expected to be delivered by this December.
The announcement comes as work nears completion on the $72 million-dollar terminal renovation and expansion project at MLB.
The project will provide major upgrades to the comfort and convenience of the MLB customer experience with the addition of 86,000 square feet of new facilities.
This new service will complement the airlines’ current operations of biweekly flights, operating Thursdays and Sundays out of Toronto (YYZ) to Calgary (YYC) from 07:55 am EST – 10:10 am MST and returns from Calgary (YYC) to Toronto (YYZ) 11:40 am MST – 17:20 EST.
Overall: A Carrier To Look Out For…
With the airline planning to have a fleet of 15 aircraft by 2025, Canada Jetlines is most definitely coming into this market all guns blazing.
This means that they are potentially a carrier to look out for, especially against carriers such as Flair, WestJet, Air Canada, and others.
Such competition is going to provide a healthier purchasing environment for Canadian travelers, especially with this market being somewhat difficult to thrive in due to its geography.
But for now, all eyes are on the carrier to see where they choose to take operations next.