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Two Canadian airports welcome ultra-low-fare airline

Low-fare start-up airline Canada Jetlines intends to offer ultra-low-fare services from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and Region of Waterloo International Airport when it begins flight operations in summer 2018.

Stan Gadek, CEO of Jetlines said the airline has entered into an agreement with John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, he added that the airline is also in “active discussions” with Region of Waterloo International Airport.

“As Hamilton International continues to grow as a low-cost airport in the Toronto Metropolitan Area, the airport is pleased that Jetlines has chosen Hamilton as its Eastern focus city, providing further low-cost travel options for Hamilton and the region,” said Vijay Bathija, president and CEO for John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

General manager for Region of Waterloo International Airport, Chris Wood, said: “We look forward to continuing discussions with Jetlines as they plan the launch of a new ULCC to serve the very dynamic economy in the Waterloo Region.”

Canada Jetlines plans to operate Boeing 737-800NG aircraft in a 189-seat, all-coach configuration. The airline intends to begin ticket sales in Spring 2018 through its website and start flight operations in the summer, subject to government approval.

The airline plans to offer services from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. “Canadians are overpaying for air travel and we intend to change that. By offering customers the freedom to select the travel experience they want in addition to getting every day ultra-low fares, Jetlines will change the way that Canadians fly,” Gadek added.

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