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Canada Jetlimes postpones launch over financial difficulties

Vancouver-based ultra-low-cost airline Canada Jetlines is postponing its planned December 17, 2019 launch and laying off most of its employees, after failing to secure $40 million in financing. The failure to secure these funds has resulted in the loss of the airline’s major investment partners SmartLynx and InHarv ULCC Growth Fund. The airline said its […]

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Canada Jetlines advances licensing process

In preparation for its first flight in 2019, Canada Jetlines, has cleared its first hurdle by successfully submitting operations manuals to Transport Canada to receive its Air Operator Certificate. Headquartered in Vancouver, B.C., Canada Jetlines is a new ultra-low-cost carrier that plans to operate flights across Canada and non-stop service to the U.S., Mexico and […]

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Canada Jetlines signs purchase agreement with Boeing

Canada Jetlines, which plans to launch a low-cost carrier in mid-2015, has signed a purchase agreement with Boeing for up to 21 B737 Max aircraft. According to Jetlines, the deal includes five firm orders, along with purchase rights for an additional 16 aircraft. Delivery of the aircraft is to begin in 2021, said the Vancouver-based […]

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Conference Board report says economic climate in Western Canada right for low-cost airlines

According to a report by the Conference Board of Canada, Western Canada’s strong economic growth and the growing demand for air travel could provide the right conditions for the entry of new ultra-low cost airlines. While ultra-low cost carriers are virtually unknown in Canada, other markets such as Europe and Asia are no strangers to […]

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Two new airlines aim to bring the ultra-low cost model to Canadian skies

Canada Jetlines, a proposed ultra low-cost Vancouver-based airline, recently announced plans to raise $10-million to list on the TSX Venture Exchange. The vision of aviation veterans David Solloway, Jim Scott and Dix Lawson, Jetlines has received Stage 1 approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency to operate a jet airline service and will shortly being the […]

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