LONDON – The new, all-Canadian, leisure airline, Canada Jetlines has announced that the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has granted the carrier authority to operate and fly to and from the United States.
This news follows the recent economic authority granted by the U.S. Department of Transportation, several weeks ago.
“The U.S. is a major market for Canadian travellers and we are looking forward to expanding our international network,” stated Eddy Doyle, President & CEO Canada Jetlines.
“Jetlines is ready to start flying to the Melbourne/Orlando International airport in Florida and to the Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, with both inaugural flights scheduled for January 19, 2023,” he added.
This update follows Canada Jetlines’ confirmation of nonstop service to Vancouver, which officially launched with the inaugural flight on December 9, 2022.
Last month, the carrier confirmed a new international nonstop service out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) in Florida.
The Canadian carrier’s second route into the United States launched with two flights per week and the promise of increased frequency to follow.
In addition to its regular scheduled services, Canada Jetlines will also operate numerous charter flights throughout December. Canada Jetlines is also expected to welcome a second Airbus A320 aircraft this December 2022, which will help meet demand during peak travel season.
About Canada Jetlines
Canada Jetlines is a leisure focused air carrier, which will utilize a growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft to provide Canadians with value vacation choices and convenient travel options.
Canada Jetlines 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 seen a steady start to operations this year, Canada Jetlines seems to be on a firm footing, and projects a fleet expansion to 15 aircraft in the next three years.
This will certainly introduce some strong competition, and it potentially pits the new airline against rivals such as Air Canada, Flair and Westjet.