Canada Jetlines Flies 1st Scheduled Flight 22SEP; Signs with Sabre GDS

Jetlines crewIt’s launch week for Canada Jetlines.

Open Jaw was on board its inaugural, YYZ-YYC flight Friday, 16SEP (pictured), and Canada’s newest airline has since confirmed that it’s launching its first scheduled flights beginning Thursday, 22SEP.

Jetlines is initially offering twice-weekly flights from Toronto to Alberta on Thursdays and Sundays, from 07:55am EST – 10:10am MST, returning from YYC to YYZ at 11:40am MST – 17:20 EST.

Later in the fall, that will increase to three flights per week, Thursdays through Sundays.

In the long term, the airline plans to expand service across Canada and also to the U.S. and sun destinations on its growing fleet of Airbus 320 aircraft.

Sabre GDS

The news of its first scheduled flights come as the company also revealed it has concluded a long-term partnership with Sabre for global distribution.

Sabre’s travel marketplace, GDS, will provide travel agencies around the world with access to the airline’s complete range of travel products, including fares and seat availability.

Canada Jetlines says the move will support the airline in “powering future revenue growth while reaching key market segments associated with the GDS.”

“We are pleased to have achieved this agreement with Sabre, which broadens Canada Jetlines’ distribution capabilities to meet our international growth objectives,” said Duncan Bureau, Chief Commercial Officer of Canada Jetlines.

“This partnership aligns with our projected distribution strategy of providing the right content in the right channel. As a leisure airline, Canada Jetlines recognizes the key role that travel agencies play in our success.”

Jetlines also reminds the travel trade that travellers can book reservations and vacation packages with preferred travel agents who can earn up to 10% commission on all base fares when contracted directly with the airline

Visit to view the flight schedule and to learn more.

Lynn Elmhirst


With a background in broadcast news and travel lifestyles TV production, Lynn is just as comfortable behind or in front of the camera as she is slinging words into compelling stories at her laptop. Having been called a multi-media ‘content charmer’, Lynn’s other claim to fame is the ability to work 24/7, forgoing sleep until the job is done. Documented proof exists in a picture of Lynn at the closing celebrations of an intense week, standing, champagne in hand - sound asleep. That’s our kind of gal.

You may also like
Mount Fuji, Japan
TTC Tour Brands' Japan Tours Selling Out as Country Announces Reopening
Following the announcement that Japan will reopen on 11OCT for visa-free, FIT travel, TTC tour brands say bookings for Japan itineraries ...
ACTA to Feds: Don't Re-instate Travel Restrictions Even if COVID Cases Rise this Fall/Winter
Despite news that Ottawa is dropping travel restrictions, ACTA fears they may be reinstated if COVID case numbers rise in the ...
Holland America Line Koningsdam at Canada Place
Holland America Line Provides Guests with New Health Protocol Search Tool and Updated VeriFLY
Holland America Line is making it easier for passengers to find out what protocols are required for their cruise with two ...
Minister of Health, Jean-Yves Duclos (left) and Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra (right).
Ottawa Drops ALL Travel-Related Restrictions Effective 01OCT
The federal government is lifting all remaining travel restrictions for border entry, plane, train and cruise ship travel in Canada, including ...
Hurricane Fiona on 22SEP. Photo courtesy of NASA.
Airline Advisories in Atlantic Canada for Hurricane Fiona: "A Generational Storm"
Canada's airlines are preparing for the strongest storm ever in Canada as Fiona is expected to hit Nova Scotia late 23SEP ...

Leave a Reply