Canada Jetlines takes off, announces new NDC direct technology partner

Canada Jetlines takes off, announces new NDC direct technology partner

TORONTO — And they’re off! Canada Jetlines, Canada’s new leisure airline, celebrated its inaugural flight yesterday, marking the commencement of operations out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport.

The all-Canadian carrier’s first flight departed YYZ on Sept. 22 for Calgary International Airport (YYC) with media outlets and dignitaries, including Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson and members of Canada Jetlines’ executive team. Once arrived in Calgary, the gate event kicked off with speeches and a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by celebrations before departing back to Toronto.

“Canada Jetlines is excited to offer service on our inaugural day out of our Toronto travel hub to the vibrant destination of Calgary,” said Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. “With a focus on leisure travel, we’ve selected Calgary as our first destination for its dynamic touristic options, expansive natural splendor and reach to a key segment of Canadians. We’re thankful to the airport and the community for their support in allowing us to take to the skies with our inaugural flight.”

Canada Jetlines commenced biweekly flights following yesterday’s celebrations, operating Thursdays and Sundays out of YYZ to YYC at 7:55 a.m. and arriving 10:10 a.m. MST, and returning from YYC to YYZ at 11:40 a.m. MST and arriving at 17:20 EST. Frequency will increase to three flights per week, Thursdays through Sundays, in time for the holidays.

Following yesterday’s launch, the airline also announced a new partnership with Clarity Travel Technology Solutions (Clarity TTS), a B2B SaaS platform. With the new collaboration, travel agents will be able to search, book, ticket, rebook, reissue, void, refund and book ancillaries for their clients, all through one simple platform.

“We’re excited for an enduring partnership between Clarity TTS and Canada Jetlines,” said Duncan Bureau, Chief Commercial Officer of the airline. “Considering the demand for rich, continuous travel content, Clarity Travel Technology Solutions provides us with the necessary resources to provide our partners with a seamless and integrated experience while saving travellers’ time and money.”

Thava Tharmalingam, founder and CEO of ClarityTTS, added:” This partnership with mutual trust renders a bigger business across the North American continent, covering multiple geo sectors and ensures the availability of competitive fares for travel agencies. Any travel agency looking to expand their travel business operations can happily approach ClarityTTS to integrate with NDC airlines, GDS and LCC APIs.”


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