Startup airline Canada Jetlines to fly between Calgary and Toronto beginning in September

Canada’s latest low cost airline introduced Friday that its first scheduled flight will take off in late September.

Canada Jetlines will start operations out of its journey hub at Toronto Pearson Worldwide Airport on Sept. 22, with twice weekly flights jetting from Toronto to Calgary and again on Thursdays and Sundays.

“The launch of Canada Jetlines is one more milestone marking restoration within the journey and tourism sector,” stated Bob Sartor, president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority.

As of Friday, flights on the Canada Jetlines web site that fly one-way from Calgary to Toronto have been priced at $99 on the least expensive charge, and $254 on the highest charge. Flight cancellation and checked baggage is accessible at increased charges.

The airline flies the Airbus A320 as its normal, beginning with a type of plane in 2022. The airline says it expects to fly 15 plane by 2025. The A320 is an all-economy jet with 174 seats.

Ravinder Minhas, a founding board member of the airline, beforehand advised CBC Information in Could 2021 that Canada Jetlines regarded it as a constructive time to launch, regardless of airways having misplaced billions of {dollars} at that time.

“We have been capable of get airplanes at one heck of a value,” Minhas stated, including the airline would quickly be capable of supply flights to solar locations with cheaper fares.

Canada Jetlines beforehand deliberate to launch earlier this 12 months from Toronto to Winnipeg and Moncton, however delayed and rescheduled that launch whereas awaiting its air working certificates.

The airline says extra routes to different locations will probably be introduced quickly. 

Rise of low-cost airways

Canada Jetlines is the newest in a string of low-cost airways now working within the nation.

After launching as a constitution airline in 2004, Aptitude Airways started providing common service in 2018. Lynx Air, which operates a fleet of Boeing 737s, launched earlier this 12 months.

John Gradek, a college lecturer with McGill College’s aviation administration program, stated the rise of low-cost airways has been a pattern because the business recovers from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“There was fairly just a few carriers that had parked airplanes throughout COVID. And so they’re slowly taking these airplanes out of storage and bringing them again,” he stated. 

“However there’s a chance for a lot of carriers to, actually, have a look at getting airplanes that have been saved, after which getting these plane into their very own fleet by both negotiating a cope with a leasing firm or shopping for outdated airplanes outright.”

Low cost provider Aptitude Airways is headquartered in Edmonton and operates a fleet of Boeing 737 plane. (Submitted by Aptitude Airways)

Gradek stated he expects a lot of carriers will present up with totally different service ranges and totally different routes in order to create a distinct area of interest within the market.

“Canada over time has seen its fair proportion of decrease price carriers coming,” he stated. “The longevity for these carriers is a perform of the energy of the economic system. And, you already know, how aggressive the prevailing carriers are in attempting to satisfy or beat the worth and repair degree supplied by these carriers. So it is one thing we watch as these carriers evolve.”

He added it will likely be necessary for Canada Jetlines to shortly add to its fleet past its first Airbus A320 in order to stop delays ought to mechanical or different points come up.

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