New low-cost carrier to fly out of Mississauga’s Pearson Airport to sunny destinations


Published March 17, 2022 at 5:00 pm

Canada Jetlines

Startup carrier Canada Jetlines plans to be flying travellers from Mississauga’s Pearson Airport to a host of popular vacation destinations by late this summer.

And company officials say the timing couldn’t be better as the ultra-low-cost carrier will be getting off the ground in time to meet a pent-up demand from people looking to get away on holiday as COVID-19 restrictions continue to be eased or eliminated.

Vancouver-based Canada Jetlines, which was created in 2013 but has had trouble getting planes into the air, is confident everything is now in place for a successful summer 2022 launch.

Company officials say they received Stage 1 approval this week from the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA), which puts them on track to begin operating flights this summer.

That CTA approval means, essentially, the company has met regulation requirements with regards to its ownership.

“I am very excited that Canada Jetlines has now received Canadian ownership and control approval and the Stage 1 determination from the CTA,” said Canada Jetlines CEO Eddy Doyle in a news release. “We are now in the final stages of the licensing process, and I am confident we will satisfy the final requirements in time for a summer launch date.”

The next stage requires the company to show evidence that the requisite funding is in place to finance the proposed air service.

Canada Jetlines chief commercial officer Duncan Bureau told PAX  magazine that the time is right for the carrier to make a successful go of it.

“I don’t think there’s been a better time in the last 20 years to start an airline, and the reason for that is obviously there’s a tremendous amount of pent-up demand and so we know that Canadians are very eager to travel,” he said.

Canada Jetlines describes itself as a leisure-focused carrier, utilizing a growing fleet of Airbus320 aircraft.

“The all-Canadian carrier was created to provide passengers another choice to travel to their favorite destinations within the U.S., Caribbean and Mexico,” the company says. “With a projected growth of 15 aircrafts by 2025, Canada Jetlines aims to offer the best-in-class operating economics, customer comfort and fly-by-wire technology, providing an elevated guest-centric experience from the first touchpoint.”


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