On Saturday, February 26, 2022, at 14:33 ET, Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (NEO: CJET) reported that its first aircraft, an Airbus 320 registered as C-GCJL, landed at the Kitchener/Waterloo Airport (CYKF).
The plane took off from Shannon, Ireland, where it had just been repainted and had its interior refurbished.
Captain Randy Howe (Canada Jetlines’ Chief Pilot) and Captain Colin Forrest piloted the trip, both of whom had recently completed their Canada Jetlines’ A320 pilot training and a Transport Canada-monitored simulator check ride.
Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines, remarked, “This is a really important day for Canada Jetlines.” “I am really proud of the hard effort that the entire Canada Jetlines crew put in to make this day a reality.
The stunning aircraft livery and interior portray Canada Jetlines as a new, lively, and exciting airline.
This is a significant step forward for our airline as we pursue our Air Operator Certificate from Transport Canada.
Following regulatory permissions, we are looking forward to flying our first revenue flights and welcoming our first guests.”
Canada Jetlines is a well-capitalized leisure carrier with a growing fleet of Airbus320 aircraft that is scheduled to begin service in 2022, pending Transport Canada clearance.