Courtesy of Canada Jetlines

Say hello to cheaper flights in Canada. 

September 12, 2017

Cheap flights are coming to Canada as Canada Jetlines has announced plans to launch a low-fare air service starting next summer.

The flights — for which the airline is awaiting government approval — will be out of two Ontario airports, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and Region of Waterloo International Airport, first to other destinations within Canada, and later to destinations in the U.S., Mexico, and Caribbean.

Canada Jetlines is calling the service the country's first ultra-low fare airline. Meanwhile, WestJet announced earlier this year plans to launch a new low-cost carrier. That service is also planned for next summer.

Base fares will be under $100 when flights launch next year. Customers can expect the overall cost of flights to be “the same as a pair of jeans,” Stan Gadek, the airline's CEO, told The Globe and Mail..

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The airline plans to start operating flights to Halifax, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver starting in June of next year, while flights to St. John’s, Las Vegas, and Orlando could be available starting in August.

Starting in November 2018, the airline plans to launch service to Cancun, Fort Meyers, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale.

Passengers are likely already familiar with budget airlines, but it bears repeating: Services like seat selection and onboard beverages will cost extra.

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