Founded in 2013, Canada Jetlines is an upcoming ultra-low-cost airline based in Hamilton, Ontario. The airline plans to base its operations at Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia and will offer low-fare domestic flights within Canada, as well as international flights to other parts of North and Central America. The airline originally had planned to begin services in late 2018 or early 2019, however, this never came to fruition and a launch date was pushed back. It was later announced in 2021 that the airline has a new anticipated launch date of early 2022. The airline decided to restructure and change its business plans focusing on both leisure and charter services to sun and holiday destinations. The airline will use a fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft with the first being delivered in December 2021, with plans to receive a further 14 aircraft by 2025.
Canada Jetlines has different baggage allowances for carry-on baggage and checked baggage.
Currently, it is unknown what the airline's cabin baggage policy will be. However, it is expected that 1 item of luggage may be included in your ticket. This could either be a cabin case or a personal item such as a small backpack or handbag. More details on this will be published nearer the airline's launch.
Similarly, the airline's checked baggage policy is unknown. The airline may offer different fare types allowing a suitcase, however, this is unsure. Additionally, as the airline plans on operating charter services, they may do so on behalf of tour operators who may have different baggage policies dependent on your booking.
The airline is yet to provide details on their proposed cabin configuration, however, it is highly likely that there will be an economy class product installed on their aircraft. It is currently unknown how this product will look, what the seat dimensions may be or the features of an economy class ticket.
It is unsure whether the airline will offer a premium class product. As the airline plans on operating leisure services, it may be unlikely that a premium cabin is installed.
Jetlines currently doesn't offer in-flight entertainment onboard for its passengers.
Canada Jetlines has reported that they are installing the Flymingo Box service onboard their aircraft allowing passengers to connect to the local cloud. This means that Wifi will be offered onboard the aircraft so passengers can access entertainment from their personal devices as well as track the status of the flight and shop via an online duty-free platform.
The airline is yet to disclose its proposed inflight food and beverages services. It may be likely that this service will come at an additional cost to passengers with snacks and drinks being available for purchase from an onboard bar. However, upon the airline's launch of services, more information will be provided.
Canada Jetlines does currently have a website, however, it is not taking reservations as of yet. This also means that it is not clear whether the airline will offer online check-in facilities. It is anticipated that more information surrounding this will become available nearer the airline's launch.
It is expected that the airline will offer check-in facilities at their airport locations. However, it is unclear how this will look, if there will be expedited facilities for premium passengers or if there will be self-service kiosks. It is also unknown when the check-in desks open and closes prior to the scheduled departure time. However, we recommend arriving at the airport no later than 90 minutes before your flight.
The airline currently doesn't have a frequent flyer program and due to its business model, it may be unlikely that a program is offered.
As the airline is still in its planning phases it is unsure if the airline will join an airline alliance.
Jetlines plans to fly to a number of destinations within Canada, the US, Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica. It has a number of confirmed destinations that it wants to fly to upon its launch and a number of unconfirmed destinations that it plans to fly to at a later date. However, due to the postponement of its launch and change of business strategy some routes may have been cancelled, more information will be provided nearer the airline's launch. Please see below the airlines most recent planned route network.
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Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is a Canadian airport in Richmond, British Columbia and is the hub airport for Air Canada, Flair Airlines, Pacific Coastal Airlines, Westjet and will also be the hub for the future of Canada Jetlines, it is also a hub airport for Air North. The airport is split into three terminals, Canadian, US and international and has three runways capable of serving 25 million passengers annually. The airport offers a wide range of routes to destinations across Canada and the US as well as services to Europe, Latin America, Asia and Oceania. Numerous airlines operate to the airport including British Airways, Air China, Air France, Air India, EVA Air, Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, ANA, Delta, Icelandair, Tantalus Air and more. The airport is connected to downtown Vancouver via the SkyTrain monorail system as well as numerous bus services.
Canada Jetlines currently has 1 Airbus A320 in its fleet with a further 2 due to be delivered by July 2022. The airline hopes to have a fleet of 15 Airbus A320 aircraft by 2025.