Start-Ups Canada´s Jetlines announces operational update

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Canada Jetlines has provided a new corporate update. The carrier plans to lease Airbus aircraft, instead of Boeing 737 aircraft.

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The ultra-low-cost carrier Jetlines has stated, that it will lease two Airbus A320 aircraft. According to the carrier, a deposit payment of US$876,000 has been made.

Jetlines hopes to seal a definite lease agreement in near future. Further information on the utilization of the aircraft will be made, as soon as the final leasing agreement is concluded. Jetlines aims to have a permission to operate the A320 aircraft until the end of the second quarter of 2018.

Until then, the Start-Up will concentrate its efforts on recruiting personnel, sealing airport agreements, setting up a financing plan and completing the licensing process.

Initially, the carrier planned to operate with two Boeing 737-800 aircraft, for which the carrier signed a letter of intent in September 2017. However, the lessor was not able to deliver the aircraft in time.

The carrier was forced to postpone its commencement of operations to the second quarter of 2018, as announced in March this year.

Originally, Jetlines announced in December 2017, that it will open a first base at Halifax International airport in Canada. According to the carrier, additional bases are planned at Hamilton International airport and Abbotsford International airport. Destinations from Canada to the United States, the Caribbean and to Mexico are in the airlines´ route portfolio.

When Jetlines is starting to fly, it has to face big competition. For example, low-cost airline WestJet will launch its ultra-low-cost-carrier Swoop in June 2018.

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