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Another two Canadian gateways for Canada Jetlines

VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines has added another two Canadian gateways to its proposed network: Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG).

The ULCC, which says it’s on track to launch this summer, has reached agreements to provide flights from both airports. Agreements are subject to the completion of the airline licencing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

CEO Javier Suarez said that he expects Canadians in Winnipeg and Kelowna to travel more often as a result of Jetlines’ low fares.

“Similarly, driven by these low fares, both markets should experience an increase in the number of tourists in their regions. The addition of these airports will extend our reach, giving Jetlines future access to more large populations and strong markets.”

Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, added: “The addition of Jetlines to this market gives travellers another low-cost option to explore all this city and province have to offer.”

Also commenting on the new agreements was Sam Samaddar, Airport Director, Kelowna International Airport, who said: “Adding another ultra-low-cost carrier to YLW will give residents more flight options, and visitors more opportunities to experience all that the Okanagan has to offer.”

The news comes on the heels of Jetlines’ announcement that it has signed agreements for future service to Puerto Plata, Samana and Santo Domingo. The ULCC has also announced its intentions to offer future service to destinations in Mexico including Puerto Vallarta, Los Cabos and Cancun.