New flights take off from Pearson Airport in Mississauga to sunny Mexican beaches

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Published March 6, 2023 at 4:39 pm

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Canada’s newest airline has just added three weekly flights to the beautiful beaches of Mexico from Pearson Airport in Mississauga.

Canada Jetlines, whose first flight ever took off from Pearson last Sept. 22, launched service this week that will take passengers to the sunny destination of Cancun, Mexico.

“Beautiful beaches, resorts, nightlife and more await in Cancun, and you can now get there with Canada Jetlines,” Pearson officials posted to Twitter today (March 6).

Just two weeks ago, the new low-cost leisure carrier that operates simply as Jetlines introduced Pearson-to-Las Vegas service three times a week.

The new airline 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. A third such aircraft will be added in early 2023.

“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…,” Canada Jetlines president and CEO Eddy Doyle said in an earlier news release.

It took almost 10 years, but 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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