Canada Jetlines

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Canada Jetlines
Jetlines-Logo.svg
IATA ICAO Callsign
TBD CJL JETBUS[1]
Founded2013
Hubs
Traded as
Headquarters1140 West Pender Street, Vancouver, British Columbia
Key people
Websitejetlines.ca

Canada Jetlines, Ltd. (TSX-V : JET) or simply Jetlines, is a planned Canadian ultra low-cost airline headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. Jetlines aims to meet the market demand in Canada for low-fare air travel.[4] Jetlines plans to establish a main base at Vancouver International Airport in British Columbia.[5]

Jetlines seeks to fly routes to unserved or underserved markets by other airlines, such as Hamilton, Ontario to Halifax, Nova Scotia.[6] Jetlines plans to follow the business model of European low-cost carriers Ryanair and easyJet by operating from smaller secondary airports when possible.[6]

History[edit]

On February 28, 2017, Canada Jetlines completed a business combination with Jet Metal. Until then, Canada Jetlines was a private company that had raised money over three years with the goal of becoming a ULCC. Jet Metal Corp. was a publicly listed company that was previously involved in mineral exploration, but had raised capital in 2014 to search for a new business opportunity. An IPO process is quite lengthy and expensive, so it is common in Canada for private corporations to obtain a public listing through a corporate transaction with an inactive listed company. A public listing was sought as it provides greater access to capital given the increased liquidity compared to a private corporation. The common shares of Canada Jetlines trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange – Venture Exchange ("TSXV") with the ticker symbol "JET", as well as on the OTCQB with the ticker symbol "JETMF".

In June 2016 the airline announced that it had asked the Canadian government to relax its legal requirement for Canadian airlines to have no more than 25% foreign ownership, allowing Canada Jetlines to seek foreign investment up to the level of 49% ownership.[7] On November 3, 2016, Transport Minister Marc Garneau approved Jetlines' request for exemption from the current foreign ownership rules, which allowed the airline to access necessary capital in order to begin operations.[8] The airline has one ownership member from Europe and a board made up of industry members from Europe and the United States.

On November 4, 2016, Canada Jetlines announced that it is planning to launch operations on strong primary and secondary routes by operating scheduled point-to-point jet air service. Jetlines plans to operate flights throughout Canada, the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean. On May 8, 2018, Canada Jetlines announced that it would not be leasing two Boeing 737-800 aircraft as initially planned due the lessor being unable to confirm a delivery date. Jetlines concluded a term sheet on April 23, 2018 to lease two Airbus A320 aircraft instead, and made a deposit payment of US$876,000.[9][10] On June 13, 2018, Jetlines announced that it had partnered with AerCap, an aircraft leasing and aviation finance company, to sign a Definitive Lease Agreement for two Airbus A320 aircraft. Delivery of the two aircraft was expected by the first half of 2019.[11] On April 4, 2019, Jetlines announced that it intends to launch operations in December 2019 and has subsequently withdrew from its leasing agreement with AerCap dated April 23, 2018. Jetlines intends to lease its initial aircraft with its partner, SmartLynx Airlines, with delivery of the aircraft occurring in Q4 2019.[12]

On April 3, 2019, Jetlines announced its anticipated launch of commercial service to be December 17, 2019 with Vancouver International Airport acting as Jetlines’ home base. Because of the company’s progress, Jetlines and AerCap mutually agreed to cancel their agreement for two A320 leases. In place of that agreement, Jetlines signed a letter of intent with SmartLynx Airlines for two alternate Airbus A320 available for delivery in Q4 2019, which is in line with the planned commencement of the company’s operations.[13]

Fleet[edit]

Jetlines Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Seats Notes
Airbus A320-200 2 180 Delivery in Q4 2019.[13]

Destinations[edit]

On September 11, 2017, Canada Jetlines released a map of cities to which it intends to fly by April 2019.[14] As of February 2019, no announcement had been made regarding the start of service. Some airports have been confirmed including Vancouver International Airport as the primary base of operations instead of Abbotsford International Airport.[15] Additional airport confirmations include Montréal’s Saint-Hubert Airport,[16] Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, Cancun,[17] Dominican Republic,[18] Winnipeg, Kelowna,[19] and Québec City.[20]

Canada Jetlines Proposed Destinations
Country (State/Province) City Airport Status Ref
Canada (Alberta) Calgary Calgary International Airport Planned
Canada (Alberta) Edmonton Edmonton International Airport Planned
Canada (Alberta) Lethbridge Lethbridge Airport Planned
Canada (Alberta) Red Deer Red Deer Regional Airport Planned
Canada (British Columbia) Abbotsford Abbotsford International Airport Formerly Planned [21]
Canada (British Columbia) Kelowna Kelowna International Airport Confirmed [22]
Canada (British Columbia) Vancouver Vancouver International Airport Confirmed [23]
Canada (Quebec) Longueuil Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport Confirmed [24]
Canada (Quebec) Sainte-Foy Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport Confirmed [25]
Canada (Manitoba) Winnipeg Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport Confirmed [26]
Canada (Newfoundland) St. John's St. John's International Airport Planned
Canada (New Brunswick) Moncton Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport Planned
Canada (Nova Scotia) Halifax Halifax Stanfield International Airport Planned [27]
Canada (Ontario) Hamilton John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport Planned
Dominican Republic (Greater Santo Domingo) Santo Domingo Las Américas International Airport Tentative [28]
Dominican Republic (Puerto Plata Province) Puerto Plata Gregorio Luperón International Airport Confirmed [29]
Dominican Republic (Samana Province) Samaná Samaná El Catey International Airport Tentative [30]
Jamaica (Saint James Parish) Montego Bay Sangster International Airport Planned
Mexico (Jalisco) Puerto Vallarta Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz International Airport Confirmed [31]
Mexico (Quintana Roo) Cancún Cancún International Airport Confirmed [32]
Mexico (Los Cabos) Los Cabos Los Cabos International Airport Confirmed [33]
United States (Arizona) Phoenix, Arizona Phoenix–Mesa Gateway Airport Planned
United States (Florida) Fort Lauderdale Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport Planned
United States (Florida) Fort Myers Southwest Florida International Airport Planned
United States (Florida) Orlando Orlando Sanford International Airport Planned
United States (Florida) Tampa St. Pete–Clearwater International Airport Planned
United States (Nevada) Las Vegas McCarran International Airport Planned

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/CanadaJetlines/status/1011595219056373762
  2. ^ https://www.richmond-news.com/business/canada-jetlines-drops-abbotsford-plans-to-fly-out-of-vancouver-international-airport-1.23627216
  3. ^ a b c d e "Leadership Team". Canada Jetlines. Archived from the original on October 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Deveau, Scott (November 27, 2013). "Canada Jetlines: Ultra-low cost carrier being proposed for Western Canada". The Financial Post. Retrieved December 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Canada Jetlines Announces Secured Slots at Vancouver International Airport and Has Selected the Airport as its Home Base". Jetlines. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  6. ^ a b eyes underserved Western Canada flight routes
  7. ^ Korstrom, Glen (June 14, 2016). "Canada Jetlines seeks exemption so its foreign investors have more sway". biv.com. Business In Vancouver. Retrieved July 17, 2016.
  8. ^ http://m.marketwired.com/press-release/canada-jetlines-jet-metal-corporation-applaud-transport-minister-marc-garneau-approving-tsx-venture-jet-2172575.htm
  9. ^ "Canada Jetlines Provides Corporate Update". Jetlines. May 8, 2018. Retrieved May 13, 2018.
  10. ^ "Canada Jetlines finalizes Definitive Lease Agreement for Airbus aircraft". aeronauticsonline.com. Retrieved August 11, 2018.
  11. ^ "Canada Jetlines Prepares for Takeoff with Definitive Lease Agreement for Two Airbus A320 Aircraft". Jetlines. June 13, 2018. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jetlines Announces Anticipated Launch Timing". Jetlines. April 4, 2019. Retrieved April 8, 2019.
  13. ^ a b "Jetlines anticipated launch timing". Jetlines. Retrieved April 3, 2019.
  14. ^ "Planned Route Map | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  15. ^ "Canada Jetlines drops Abbotsford, plans to fly out of Vancouver International Airport | Richmond News". richmond-news.ca. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  16. ^ "Jetlines Announces Partnership with Montréal's Saint-Hubert Airport | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  17. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cancun Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  18. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreement with Aerodom for Flights to Dominican Republic Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  19. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Winnipeg and Kelowna Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  20. ^ "Canada Jetlines and Québec City Airport Sign Agreement | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  21. ^ "Canada Jetlines Announces Primary West Coast Operational Centre". Jetlines. October 30, 2017. Retrieved October 30, 2017.
  22. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Winnipeg and Kelowna Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  23. ^ "Canada Jetlines Announces Secured Slots at Vancouver International Airport and Has Selected the Airport as its Home Base". Jetlines. Retrieved February 21, 2019.
  24. ^ "Jetlines Announces Partnership with Montréal's Saint-Hubert Airport". Jetlines. November 8, 2018. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  25. ^ "Canada Jetlines and Québec City Airport Sign Agreement | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  26. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Winnipeg and Kelowna Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  27. ^ "Canada Jetlines Spreads Its Wings by Announcing Halifax Stanfield International Airport as its Eastern Operational Base". GlobeNewswire. December 5, 2017. Retrieved December 5, 2017.
  28. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreement with Aerodom for Flights to Dominican Republic Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  29. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreement with Aerodom for Flights to Dominican Republic Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  30. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreement with Aerodom for Flights to Dominican Republic Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  31. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cancun Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  32. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cancun Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  33. ^ "Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos, and Cancun Airports | Jetlines | Canada's Ultra-Low Cost Airline". jetlines.ca. Retrieved January 21, 2019.

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