Canada Jetlines delays its inaugural flight until September

Low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines (JETMF) will launch its inaugural flight between Toronto and Calgary on September 22, 2022, later than expected, after experiencing delays in gaining its licenses.  

The carrier had originally planned to launch operations in spring 2022, but licensing challenges pushed the launch date to August 15 and then to August 29, 2022. After receiving its final licenses on August 23, 2022, the airline’s chief commercial officer, Duncan Bureau, said Canada Jetlines (JETMF) would be announcing an updated inaugural flight date shortly. 

Canada Jetlines (JETMF) has now announced that it will begin its services with two weekly flights from its base at Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) on Thursdays and Sundays from September.  It will increase this to three flights a week from October 13, 2022. 

Canada Jetlines (JETMF) was founded in 2013. Since then, the carrier has experienced near-constant management changes and has struggled to launch operations. Historically the airline was created to provide ultra-low-cost services to destinations in the United States, Caribbean, and Mexico.   

Having selected the Airbus A320 as its standard fleet, Canada Jetlines (JETMF) took delivery of its first A320 from Irish lessor Jackson Square Aviation in December 2021. The A320-200, registered as C-GCJL, is 12.6 years old. 

The airline expects to expand its fleet further and operate a total of 15 planes by 2025.   


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