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Another low-cost airline coming to Kelowna

Canada Jetlines and the City of Kelowna have announced an agreement, Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, to fly out of the Kelowna airport.
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KELOWNA - Canada Jetlines has reached an agreement with the City to operate out of Kelowna Airport.

No specifics about flight destinations or a start-up date were included in a City of Kelowna news release today, Jan. 31.

Canada Jetlines is billed as an ultra-low-cost carrier and plans to operate flights across Canada and from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“We’re excited to welcome a new airline to the community,” Airport director Sam Samaddar said in the release. “Adding another ultra-low-cost-carrier to YLW will give residents more flight options, and visitors more opportunities to experience all that the Okanagan has to offer.”

Swoop airlines recently announced low cost flights to Winnipeg starting in May.

Jetlines service out of Kelowna is subject to licensing and regulatory approvals, the City says.

“Jetlines is thrilled to announce future ultra-low-fare service to the Kelowna International Airport,” Jetlines CEO Javier Suarez said in the release. “The Okanagan region represents a very significant leisure market for Canadians and we look forward to helping more people get to visit the country’s only desert. We firmly believe that our fares should stimulate more tourism and travel in the region.”

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