Canada Jetlines has signed a six-month contract with FlyAllways, a Caribbean airline based in Suriname, where FlyAllways will charter Canada Jetlines to provide weekly flights between Toronto and Georgetown, Guyana.
Commencement of flying is expected to start in Q3 2023 subject to Guyanese government approval.
“We are looking forward to this partnership with FlyAllways. We know that there is a substantial demand for the Toronto/Georgetown market, and we believe FlyAllways, and the Canadian tour operator that they have partnered with, will be successful with the introduction of this route,” said Eddy Doyle, president and CEO Canada Jetlines. "In addition to our regular schedule flying, we have experienced strong demand for charter and ACMI/wet-lease flying, and the flight hours contemplated in this contract will keep one of our aircraft fully utilized.”
In a financial update released last month, the airline noted a “strong demand” for its services in the second quarter of this year as customers utilized its fleet of two Airbus 320 aircraft.
Jetlines completed some 340 charter and ACMI flights since the beginning of 2023 and expects to perform several additional charter flights in the coming months.
It’s found success in signing contracts to provide aircraft and crew to Canadian football teams – notably, the Toronto Argonauts, Ottawa Redblacks and Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Jetlines also operates flights between Toronto Pearson and Las Vegas, as well as Toronto Pearson to Cancun
The company’s third aircraft is slated to be delivered by the end of July 2023, pending it meets all conditions.
Last February, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) green lit several licence applications submitted by Canada Jetlines.
According to a series of Feb. 1 decisions made by the CTA, the carrier will be allowed to operate scheduled international service to the European community and its member states, as well as Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Lucia.