Canada Jetlines has confirmed its second new international service out of its travel hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). The new leisure carrier will fly nonstop to Florida's Melbourne Orlando International Airport (MLB) beginning 19JAN 2023.
This is the Canadian carrier’s second route into the United States, following news reported by Open Jaw that Jetlines will also commence flights between Toronto and Las Vegas in the new year. Operation of both U.S. routes is subject to final Federal Aviation Administration approval, expected before the end of this year.
YYZ-MLB service will launch starting with two flights per week. Jetlines will operate the route with its growing fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft, including its recently announced second aircraft which is expected to be delivered by DEC.
Located 50 miles southeast of Orlando, Melbourne connects Florida visitors to Orlando, Central Florida’s Space Coast and Cocoa Beach.
“Our Canada Jetlines family is thrilled to launch service to another exciting U.S. destination this winter – continuing expansion of our international network of convenient leisure and business travel,” stated Eddy Doyle, Chief Executive Officer of Canada Jetlines.
“Canada is one of the top countries for international tourists to Central Florida and we are pleased to connect Canadians to their favorite sun-destinations as they begin to plan winter vacations.”
The announcement comes as work nears completion on the $72 million-dollar terminal renovation and expansion project at MLB. The project will provide major upgrades to the comfort and convenience of the MLB customer experience with the addition of 86,000 square feet of new facilities.
“We are delighted to welcome Canada Jetlines to the Melbourne Orlando International Airport,” said MLB Executive Director Greg Donovan. A.A.E. “We are thrilled to offer this new service for visiting Canadians making it easy for our guests to enjoy all that the Space Coast and Central Florida have to offer. Between the added convenience for second homeowners or quick accessibility for our beloved ‘snowbirds’, the new service is well timed and appreciated.”
“The addition of Jetlines to the roster for MLB is another great route from Toronto, Canada, and a sign that the Space Coast is a hot destination internationally. We welcome them to the family and look forward to a long-lasting partnership!” said Peter Cranis, Executive Director of the Space Coast Office of Tourism.
Tickets are now on sale and more information is available at Jetlines.com.