Canada Jetlines says its first Airbus A320 should be painted and delivered early in 2022 and it hopes to start scheduled service later next year after getting financial backing from two Calgary investors earlier this month. The aircraft is an A320-200 and is being leased from an undisclosed source. It will be painted in Jetlines livery and the seats replaced with a high density format. The company plans to use A320s exclusively and pack them with as many seats as possible.
The company is billing itself as an ultra low cost alternative to WestJet and Air Canada for sun destinations. “I am pleased that we have a definitive agreement for our first aircraft,” Canada Jetlines CEO Eddy Doyle said in a news release. “The Airbus A320 is a fuel-efficient, narrow-body framework that supports a high-density seat configuration. Canada Jetlines is well positioned to carry out the completion of our airline licensing process with a targeted launch date in Q2 of 2022.”