Incoming ULCC Canada Jetlines has been granted slots at Vancouver International Airport to operate its first winter schedule, scheduled to launch in December of this year.
The slots at YVR, which will serve as Canada Jetlines' home airport, will permit the airline to operate up to ten flights per day and more than 1,000 flights during the first winter season from Dec. 17, 2019 to March 28, 2020, as the company plans to grow commercial operations and offer service in time for the upcoming winter holiday season. The initial two Airbus A320 aircraft that Jetlines has secured through its partnership with SmartLynx will be parked at YVR airport nightly.
Jetlines selected YVR as their future base for operations due to it being the second-busiest airport in Canada, serving more than 25.9 million passengers in 2018.
Jetlines ability to sell tickets and launch airline service remains subject to the completion of the airline licensing process, the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals and the completion of financing.