New airline offers flights from Pearson Airport in Mississauga to Disney World

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Published November 10, 2022 at 2:18 pm

Canada Jetlines

Canada’s newest low-cost leisure airline is now offering flights from Pearson Airport in Mississauga direct to Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Canada Jetlines, whose inaugural flight took off from Pearson on Sept. 22 bound for Calgary, has opened its skies to a second U.S. destination–Orlando.

Starting on Jan. 19 with two flights per week to the home of the world famous Disney World attraction, Canada Jetlines officials say they will increase the number of flights in the weeks and months to follow.

Orlando is the fledgling carrier’s second U.S. destination, following news that the airline will offer service to Las Vegas. Bookings can be made now.

Canada Jetlines currently offers two Canadian destinations from Pearson–Calgary and soon Vancouver, in time for the holidays.

“Our Canada Jetlines family is thrilled to launch service to another exciting U.S. destination this winter, continuing expansion of our international network of convenient leisure and business travel,” said company CEO Eddy Doyle. “Canada is one of the top countries for international tourists to Central Florida and we are pleased to connect Canadians to their favorite sun destinations as they begin to plan winter vacations.”

Canada Jetlines will begin Airbus A320 Mississauga to Vancouver service twice weekly starting in December.

“Following the launch of a successful first route out of (Pearson), we look forward to expanding our services into Vancouver ahead of the upcoming holiday travel season,” Canada Jetlines chief commercial officer Duncan Bureau said in an earlier news release. “We seek to provide Canadian travellers with more convenient travel options and look forward to bringing the country’s newest leisure airline to (Vancouver).”

Also recently, Canada Jetlines announced it had signed a lease agreement for its second Airbus A320 aircraft. The new plane, provided by CCB Leasing, will join the fleet Nov. 30.

Doyle said earlier that the “Airbus A320 is a fuel-efficient, narrow-body framework that supports a high-density seat configuration. Canada Jetlines…will be using the aircraft to expand its network in time for the upcoming winter travel season.”

Operating simply as Jetlines, the new airline plans to add a third Airbus A320 in 2023.

It took almost 10 years, but Canada Jetlines finally got its inaugural flight off the ground at Pearson on Sept. 22

After two postponements in August, just the latest hurdles to face the new low-cost carrier, the Canadian startup airline was able to make good on the September flight.

The aircraft left the tarmac at Pearson, its primary base of operations, and touched down in Calgary several hours later.

The carrier had planned to begin flying travellers to a host of Canadian cities and popular vacation destinations starting first on Aug. 15 and then on Aug. 29.

However, company officials cited regulatory and licensing challenges as the reason behind the delays. But that hurdle was cleared in time for the inaugural Sept. 22 flight.

Jetlines plans to eventually offer service to various U.S. locations, the Caribbean and Mexico in addition to other Canadian cities.

The airline announced in April that Pearson will serve as its primary travel hub. A month earlier, it reported that it had cleared another hurdle in getting off the ground.

Canada Jetlines initially formed in 2013, but it had trouble getting planes into the air.

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