New airline offers more flights to Vegas from Pearson Airport in Mississauga
Published February 22, 2023 at 10:49 am
A new airline based at Pearson Airport in Mississauga is now offering flights to Las Vegas.
Canada Jetlines, whose first flight ever took off from Pearson last Sept. 22 bound for Calgary, launched service last week that will take passengers to the gambling capital of the U.S. three times each week.
The new low-cost leisure carrier also began service to Vancouver in December as it continues to grow. And it added a second Airbus A320 aircraft to its fleet on Nov. 30.
“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,” Canada Jetlines president and CEO Eddy Doyle said in an earlier news release.
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 last Sept. 22
After two postponements in August, the Canadian startup airline was able to make good on the September flight.
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.
The airline announced last April that Pearson would serve as its primary travel hub. A month earlier, it reported that it had cleared another hurdle in getting off the ground this year.
Canada Jetlines initially formed in 2013, but it had trouble getting planes into the air until 2022.
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