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Canada Jetlines unveils first A320 aircraft at VIP event at Waterloo airport

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  •   03-23-2022  6:46 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Canada Jetlines unveils first A320 aircraft at VIP event at Waterloo airport
From left: Eddy Doyle, CEO, Canada Jetlines; Michael Thompson, Scarborough Centre Deputy Mayor; Barbara Syrek, CFO, Canada Jetlines. (Supplied)
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Canada Jetlines unveiled its first A320 aircraft on Wednesday (March 23) to an intimate group of potential investors, media, friends, family and travel industry partners, including tourism boards, airports, travel agents, hotels, and payment solution providers. 

The private event took place at the Chartright Air Group Fixed Based Operation (FBO) facility at the Region of Waterloo International Airport (CYFK).

The VIP debut gave attendees an exciting first look at the Recaro 3530 seat – "a first for any Canadian air carrier." The seat is an important feature of the Airbus A320 onboard experience. 

Partners gathered at Region of Waterloo International Airport on March 23. (Supplied)

Attendees were able to tour the airline’s first aircraft and meet the Canada Jetlines executive team and board of directors, who provided more insight on the carrier’s timeline towards take-off. 

The team revealed progress towards an inaugural flight in July to popular sun destinations in Florida and the Caribbean.

“We are thrilled to welcome guests to be able to see and touch the Canada Jetlines brand in person! As we are now in the final stages of the licensing process, we are closer than ever to taking to the skies and what to show the world what we have in store,” said Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines. 

"Excited" to work with agency partners 

Duncan Bureau, chief commercial officer, noted that Canada Jetlines is "very focused" on building relationships with the travel trade. 

"We believe that you're going to make this a very successful airline and we thank travel agents for all the work that they're doing," Bureau said, noting that the company plans to strategically align with its trade partners. 

"We want them to start seeing revenue right away," Bureau said. "Our economic model will be very different than what's in the marketplace today. We're willing and excited to work with our travel agency partners." 

Some pics from the event courtesy of Canada Jetlines! 

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