Canada Jetlines sees growth in flight hours for Q2

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

Canada Jetlines, the recently launched Canadian low-cost carrier, has reported that it has seen a significant increase in flight hours and demand for the second quarter of 2023.

The airline forecasts a total block hour sum of 1,518 throughout the Q2 period. The Q2 results represent an increase of 265 percent over the 571 hours flown in the first quarter of 2023.

Canada Jetlines has only had a fleet of two Airbus A320 aircraft for the period, but is now awaiting its third airframe, which is scheduled to be delivered through July.

Great second quarter

Latest Canadian startup, Canada Jetlines, has seen incredible results operation-wise for the second quarter of 2023, with an increase of over 200 percent compared to the previous quarter.

The carrier met the strong demand this quarter, logging over 1,500 block hours with a fleet of only two Airbus A320 aircraft.

With the third aircraft slated to join the fleet by the end of July, the results for the third quarter could possibly become even better, seeing as more aircraft result in increased capacity for the carrier.

The airline also recently obtained their foreign Air Operator Certificate (AOC) from the Jamaican government, as well as Transport Canada adding North Atlantic operations to its certificate, which will allow it to operate numerous charter flights to Greenland this summer.


Furthermore, Canada Jetlines is in the process of obtaining its European Third Country Operator (TCO) certificate which is expected to be completed in Q3 2023, allowing the Company to bid on wet-lease contracts for the busy European summer season next year.

Canada Jetlines statement

On the results, President and Chief Executive Officer of Canada Jetlines, Eddy Doyle, said: “We are very pleased with this significant growth in flying hours and high aircraft utilization.”

“We continue to see strong demand and very positive reception in the industry for the quality of the service we provide. This is thanks to the commitment and dedication of our employees to service excellence,”

The third A320

Earlier this year, AviationSource reported that Canada Jetlines had recently announced the acquisition of a third Airbus A320 aircraft for their fleet.

The company has flown with two Airbus A320 aircraft in its fleet since the operations commenced in September of last year, but now sees great demand for the summer season, leaving the company to search for an additional aircraft to accompany the fleet.

“I am pleased that we have identified our third aircraft,” said Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. The aircraft to be acquired by the company is a 2007 built Airbus A320ceo which started its life with Interjet the same year, until 2020.

The aircraft has since been in the hands of the lessor which will now be delivering the aircraft to Jetlines by July 2023.

The new aircraft will be powered by two CFM56-5B4/3 engines and will see a cabin configured with the new Recaro 3530 series seats featuring in-seat USB power ports and a personal electronic device holder.

The aircraft will also be fitted with the Flymingo Box system, which will enhance the passenger experience through wireless inflight entertainment.

On the coming acquisition, CEO Eddy Doyle also commented: “We are seeing significant demand for the summer season and the addition of this aircraft will help support our existing customers and continue the Company’s growth plans.”

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