It's been a big week of headlines for Canada Jetlines.
On the the heels of announcing its first route into the United States from Toronto to Las Vegas, Nevada – an offering that starts in January 2023 – the leisure carrier on Thursday (Nov. 10) confirmed another international route: Toronto Pearson (YYZ) to Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) in Florida.
Canada Jetlines' second route into the U.S. will launch starting with two flights per week and increased frequency to follow.
Located 50 miles southeast of Orlando, Melbourne connects Florida visitors to Orlando, Central Florida’s Space Coast and Cocoa Beach.
The new service out of Toronto will be Canada Jetlines’ fourth nonstop route, following the announcement of Las Vegas. Operation of these flights are subject to final Federal Aviation Administration approval.
“Our Canada Jetlines family is thrilled to launch service to another exciting U.S. destination this winter – continuing expansion of our international network of convenient leisure and business travel,” stated Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. “Canada is one of the top countries for international tourists to Central Florida and we are pleased to connect Canadians to their favourite sun-destinations as they begin to plan winter vacations.”
Flights are scheduled to commence on Jan 19, 2023, with tickets now on sale now.
Canada Jetlines will operate the route with its growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, including its recently announced second aircraft which is expected to be delivered by this December.
The announcement comes as work nears completion on the $72 million-dollar terminal renovation and expansion project at MLB.
The project will provide major upgrades to the comfort and convenience of the MLB customer experience with the addition of 86,000 square feet of new facilities.
This new service will complement the airlines’ current operations of biweekly flights, operating Thursdays, and Sundays out of Toronto (YYZ) to Calgary (YYC) from 07:55am -- EST 10:10am MST and returns from Calgary (YYC) to Toronto (YYZ) 11:40am MST – 17:20 EST.
Travellers can reserve vacation packages with preferred travel agents, who can earn up to 10 per cent commission on all base fares, when contracted directly with Canada Jetlines.
Canada Jetlines has also announced a partnership with Hertz Canada Limited as the carrier’s car rental provider.
Passengers can now book car rentals at the best available rates for Hertz.
Travellers flying with Canada Jetlines can secure special rates with Hertz when booking on Canada Jetlines’ website as well as with a Canada Jetlines boarding pass at the brand’s car rental locations in Canada. Hertz will also periodically offer special promotions and exclusive car rental benefits to the airline's passengers.
“We’re honoured to partner with such a globally recognized brand and trusted car rental provider,” stated Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. “As we seek to continuously elevate our offerings, Canada Jetlines is excited to provide travellers with top-tier car rental options at the best available rates.”
The partnership announcement follows news that Canada Jetlines confirmed a new route out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) with direct service to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), starting December 2022.
The new route aims at providing more accessible travel within Canada, connecting the lower mainland and southern Ontario, operating twice weekly.
This new service will complement the airlines operations of biweekly flights, operating Thursdays, and Sundays out of Toronto (YYZ) to Calgary (YYC) from 07:55am -- EST 10:10am MST and returns from Calgary (YYC) to Toronto (YYZ) 11:40am MST – 17:20 EST.
Finally, the carrier has also recently received approval from Transport Canada, which will permit it to carry cargo on flights.
GO Above and Beyond Inc. will act as the sales agent for the airline's cargo services, Canada Jetlines shared earlier this week.
"We look forward to a successful partnership that will allow Canada Jetlines to provide air cargo belly space on all our routes,” said Brad Warren, Chief Operating Officer of Canada Jetlines.
“As we continue to expand our network, Canada Jetlines will be well positioned to offer an attractive solution for shippers seeking air cargo space.”