TORONTO — Canada Jetlines is reporting “strong demand” for its services in Q2 2023, with a high utilization rate for its fleet of two A320s.
The airline is forecasting 1,518 block hours operated in Q2, which ends June 30. This represents an increase of 265% over the 571 hours flown in Q1.
Canada Jetlines’ third aircraft is on schedule to be delivered by the end of July, subject to satisfaction of all conditions precedent to delivery.
Canada Jetlines also reports that it recently obtained its foreign Air Operator certificate from the Jamaican government.
Donovan White, Director of Tourism for the Jamaica Tourist Board, recently hinted to Travelweek that lift to Jamaica from a new Canadian carrier could be on the way.
Canada Jetlines also reports that Transport Canada has added North Atlantic operations to its certificate that will allow the airline to operate numerous charter flights to Greenland this summer.
The airline is also in the process of obtaining its European Third Country Operator (TCO) certificate which is expected to be completed in Q3, allowing Canada Jetlines to bid on wet-lease contracts for the European summer 2024 season.
“We are very pleased with this significant growth in flying hours and high aircraft utilization. We continue to see strong demand and very positive reception in the industry for the quality of the service we provide. This is thanks to the commitment and dedication of our employees to service excellence,” said Eddy Doyle President and CEO, Canada Jetlines.
The airline most recently made headlines with the departure of Duncan Bureau and the appointment of Charles McKee as the new Chief Commercial Officer.