Jetlines shelves Waterloo routes for now; adds Abbotsford, B.C.

Jetlines shelves Waterloo routes for now; adds Abbotsford, B.C.

VANCOUVER — Canada Jetlines Ltd. says it plans to offer ultra-low fare service from B.C.’s Abbotsford International Airport when it begins flight operations in summer 2018.

“Jetlines is thrilled to expand the network to the west coast of Canada,” said Jetlines CEO Stan Gadek. “The addition of the Abbotsford International Airport extends Jetlines’ reach allowing greater access to large populations.”

Jetlines plans to start service from Hamilton to Abbotsford next summer with continued development of the network after that.

General Manager for Abbotsford International Airport Parm Sidhu, says: “Abbotsford International Airport is open for business. We are very excited that Canada Jetlines has announced Abbotsford as a base of operations. Our business model at Abbotsford International empowers airlines to grow our airport with one of the most competitive airport fee platforms in Canada.”

According to reports in The Globe and Mail, Jetlines has scaled back its plans for its 2018 launch, focusing on Hamilton and shelving Waterloo service for the time being.

As recently as Sept. 10 Jetlines was saying it was still on track to serve both Waterloo and Hamilton.

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