Canada Jetlines Spreads Its Wings by Announcing Halifax Stanfield International Airport as its Eastern Operational Base
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Dec. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V:JET) (OTCQB:JETMF) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it intends to offer ultra-low fare service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), when it begins flight operations targeted for Summer 2018.
Stan Gadek, CEO of Jetlines stated, “We are pleased to announce the selection of Halifax Stanfield International Airport as our eastern operations base. Halifax is the leading airport of the Atlantic provinces and we look forward to lowering the cost of air travel to and from Atlantic Canada with our Ultra-Low Fares.” This announcement marks the third airport that Jetlines has agreed to terms with, in addition to Hamilton, ON and Abbotsford, BC, as we continue to implement our strategy of becoming Canada’s first true Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC).
Bert van der Stege, Chief Commercial Officer, Halifax International Airport Authority stated, “We’re delighted that Canada Jetlines has selected Halifax Stanfield as one of their first airports in the country. Experience has shown that the model of low cost and low fare travel stimulates demand and we look forward to offering passengers more travel options between Atlantic Canada, Hamilton, ON and Abbotsford, BC.”
About Canada Jetlines Ltd.
Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests.
Jetlines plans to operate modern Boeing 737-800NG aircraft in a 189 seat, all-coach configuration. Additional services for baggage, seat selection and onboard beverages will be available to customers for an additional charge. Jetlines is planning to begin ticket sales through its website www.jetlines.ca in Spring 2018 and targeting start of flight operations for Summer 2018, subject to government approval.
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