Canada Jetlines receives Stage 1 licensing approval from the CTA

Canada Jetlines receives Stage 1 licensing approval from the CTA

TORONTO — Canada Jetlines says it has received its Stage 1 licensing approval from the Canadian Transportation Agency.

The CTA has also determined that Canada Jetlines meets the regulation requirements with regards to Canadian ownership and control, subject to filing confirming corporate documents.

Canada Jetlines CEO Eddy Doyle says: “I am very excited that Canada Jetlines has now received Canadian ownership and control approval and the Stage 1 determination from the CTA. 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.”

In 2021 Canada Jetlines commenced the application process for a license to operate air service, large aircraft pursuant from the CTA. The application process requires Canada Jetlines to provide information regarding the ownership structure and financial information in two stages.

The first stage requires the provision of information and documentation regarding the funding requirements for the start-up and operation of an air service for a 90-day period.

The second stage requires the provision of evidence that the requisite funding is in place to finance the proposed air service. Jetlines is advancing the completion of the funding to satisfy stage 2 requirements with the intention to commence air service in the summer of 2022, subject to final CTA and Transport Canada approval.

The Air Operator Certificate (AOC) application process with Transport Canada is progressing as planned, adds Doyle.

Subject to receiving Transport Canada approval, Canada Jetlines intends to start flight attendant training next month.

Canada Jetlines’ first plane, one of its fleet of Airbus A320s, touched down at Region of Waterloo International Airport on Feb. 26, 2022.

The airline’s targeted launch is spring 2022 with a six-week run of Toronto-Miami flights, in collaboration with partner GlobalX. Canada Jetlines is aiming to operate its first revenue flight in Q2 2022, and wants to introduce flights from Toronto to the U.S., Mexico, Caribbean and Canadian destinations throughout 2022.

In a virtual briefing hosted by its executive team in December 2021, Canada Jetlines shared its plans for 2022 and the years ahead, including its intention to work with travel agents. The airline is aiming to grow to 15 aircraft by 2025.

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