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‎Today, ‎November ‎1, ‎2018, ‏‎3 hours ago
 

Jetlines Announces Industry Veteran and Former Southwest Airlines Executive as Chief Operating Officer

 
‎Today, ‎November ‎1, ‎2018, ‏‎3 hours ago | Peter Muir

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce the appointment of industry veteran and former Southwest Airlines executive, Mr. Michael Bata as Chief Operations Officer, effective November 1, 2018. Michael is a seasoned aviation veteran with over 35 years experience in the aviation industry and has held positions with multiple fortune 100 and 500 companies.

“I am thrilled to welcome Michael to our Jetlines team. He brings the right experience and an outstanding attitude that will help build the foundation for Jetlines’ future. His entrepreneurial spirit and track-record of tight operational control will be an asset as we move closer to first flight and continue to build the team,” commented Javier Suarez, CEO of Jetlines.

Michael Bata commented, “I am very excited and look forward to working with all of the Jetlines’ teams. Coming from an industry leader like Southwest Airlines then continuing with Vueling and JetSuite, I understand the value of a strong, unique, positive, company culture which can only be realized by supporting a talented and dynamic team. Together we will be hyper focused on maintaining detailed operational control which is paramount for low-cost carriers. Javier and the current management team have done a great job so far and I look forward to being a part of Jetlines’ success as we prepare for our launch and into the future.”

In addition to his Southwest Airlines Experience, Michael held the role of Chief Operating Officer at JetSuite and JetSuiteX, the fourth-largest private jet charter company in the United States, with flights to over 3,000 destinations in Canada, the US, Mexico, and the Caribbean. During this time, Michael led operational teams including Pilots, Maintenance & Engineering, and Ground Operations; successfully developing initiatives that improved aircraft on ground recovery time by 73%.

Prior to JetSuite, Michael was Chief Operating Officer at Vueling Airlines, one of fastest-growing LCCs in Europe. At Vueling with Michaels leadership, Michael and his teams successfully lowered long term maintenance costs by €290 million through strategic sourcing projects, as well as developed and implemented a number of fuel savings and operational procedures initiatives that resulted in annual projected savings of an additional €30 million.

During his nine years at Southwest Airlines, the largest LCC in the world, Michael held senior roles with Southwest Airlines. As the Director of Maintenance, Michael was responsible for all maintenance and engineering operations of the Western Region, leading a team of 665 employees and maintaining a USD $459 million annual budget. Michael implemented new procedures to ensure timely, compliant check and repair of all aircraft in his region and was instrumental in reducing costs and managing a more efficient budget.

Michael is a commercial pilot with multiple ratings and over 3,500 hours of flight time logged.

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5 minutes ago, J.O. said:

If this outfit had as many planes as they've done press releases, they'd be a going concern by now.

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Jetlines Makes Additional Payment for Takeoff under AerCap Lease Agreement

October 11,2018
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that further to its news release of June 13, 2018, it has completed a second set of advance lease payments to AerCap, a global leader in aircraft leasing and aviation finance, for two Airbus A320 aircraft. Delivery of Airbus A320 MSNs 2594 and 2663 are expected by early Q2 of 2019. Both aircraft are currently with Air New Zealand and are approaching end of lease service with the airline. Jetlines has made another deposit to AerCap for USD $438,000 per the terms of the agreement and in demonstration of the continued partnership. To date Jetlines has made payments totalling USD $2,190,000 toward securing these aircraft.

AerCap is the world’s largest independent aircraft leasing company with a well-diversified portfolio of high-quality aircraft. They provide aircraft to a global network of approximately 200 airline customers in approximately 80 countries and is recognized as the most active aircraft trader globally. The two committed Airbus A320’s are sister aircraft, having virtually identical conformity in design, features, and equipment, allowing Jetlines to expedite the necessary training and maintenance processes to commence operations at an earlier date. The sister aircraft are approximately 12 years old.

CEO Javier Suarez stated “Our operations team has worked diligently on securing quality aircraft, carrying out a meticulous vetting process to ensure that the aircraft are fit for Jetlines’ ultra-low-cost operation. As a part of the process, Jetlines retained Lufthansa Technik to accomplish the preliminary inspection prior to the lease agreement completion to ensure the aircraft suitability and condition. Both AerCap and Air New Zealand have been proactive in supporting the transfer of data and information to Jetlines in order to allow the early entry into service. We look forward to getting these aircraft off the ground and to finally bring low fares to Canada.”

AerCap has retained the services of AKKA Technologies, an Aerospace design organization, to complete the cabin interior reconfiguration engineering approval with the engineering now in work. Acro Aircraft Seating has also been retained as a part of the cabin reconfiguration to manufacture new Acro Series 3 ST seats. Acro is one of the world’s leading innovators in aircraft seating design and manufacturing and has a detailed working knowledge of the ULCC model, translating to a thorough understanding of Jetlines’ needs. Safety, durability, and a lightweight construction are all pillars necessary for an ultra-low-cost carrier to be effective and maintain good fuel efficiency. Acro is the ULCC aircraft seating company of choice for many ULCC’s across North America

Jetlines Selects CAE for Airbus A320 Pilot Training

October 23,2018

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce the signing of an exclusive Airbus A320 pilot training agreement with global aviation training leader CAE (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE).  Starting in the first half of 2019, CAE instructors will train Jetlines’ pilots at CAE’s training centre in Montreal using the latest training equipment suite.

In addition, the airline’s pilots will have access, on-site and remotely, to the most advanced training material, leveraging Pelesys, a CAE company, for Airbus A320 comprehensive ground-school training solutions. This holistic training solutions experience reduces the time spent in the classroom and will allow crews to be more productive while ensuring their technical knowledge is maintained at the highest standards.

Vic Charlebois, VP Flight Operations commented, “I have long regarded CAE and Pelesys as premier providers of aviation training solutions. Jetlines is eager to support Canadian aviation and encourage growth in all of our industries. There are notable benefits to using a local Canadian company, one of which is the close collaboration to customize training programs for Jetlines’ procedures, another is keeping our costs down by having simulators locally accessible.”

 

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‎Today, ‎November ‎14, ‎2018, ‏‎2 hours ago
 

Jetlines Appoints Experienced ULCC Finance Executive to Board of Directors and As Special Advisor to the CEO

 
‎Today, ‎November ‎14, ‎2018, ‏‎2 hours ago | Peter Muir

News provided by Canada Jetlines Ltd

Jetlines_LogoPNGNovember 14, 2018  Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V: JET) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alan Bird to Jetlines’ Board of Directors serving as well as a special advisor to the CEO. Alan has more than 25 years of airline finance experience including executive tenure with VivaAerobus, Tiger Airways, and British Midland.

Mr. Bird most recently served as Chief Financial Officer for Mexico’s fastest growing ULCC air carrier, VivaAerobus.  During his tenure as CFO Alan helped create the lowest cost airline in North America.  Mr. Bird was responsible for the purchase agreement for 52 new Airbus 320, the largest deal recorded at that time by a Latin American airline. In addition, he successfully raised MXN$1billion of fiduciary certificate debt finance as a part of an acquisition program.

Prior to VivaAerobus, Mr. Bird served as Chief Financial Officer and board member for Tiger Airways Singapore. In this role, he initiated the IPO process that realized significant gains for shareholders and was instrumental in establishing sound financial practices for the start up of a subsidiary airline in Australia. From 1997 to 2007, Mr. Bird held the role of Finance Director to British Midland International and was responsible for the overall financial management and procurement function for the BMI Group of Companies. Mr. Bird was part of the team in the deal that secured an exit for shareholders at a valuation of £500 million when the airline was sold to Lufthansa.

Mr. Bird currently serves as an advisor to Irelandia Aviation, the world’s premier low-cost carrier developer. Irelandia initiates, develops and delivers successful low-cost carriers in partnership with airline management and investors. Irelandia has successfully developed five low cost carriers to date – Ryanair in Europe, Tiger Airways in Asia, Allegiant in the USA, VivaAerobus in Mexico and VivaColombia in Colombia. Mr. Bird is an Advisor to Viva Air, VivaColombia, and Viva Peru on financial matters including aircraft acquisition and the development of joint ventures for engineering and maintenance initiatives.

In addition to his role as a director, Mr. Bird will serve as Special Advisor to the CEO. Commenting on his appointment Allan Bird said, “I am very pleased to join my former colleague from VivaAerobus, Javier Suarez, to build Canada’s first true ULCC; the opportunity in Canada remains very exciting. Javier is building a solid team having recently added seasoned ULCC operator Michael Bata as COO and I am looking forward to working with Javier to continue the build out of the airline”.

CEO, Javier Suarez commented, ‘I am excited with the opportunity to work with Alan again. He played a key role helping VivaAeorbus become the lowest cost airline in America. His experience and support will help us progress in the right direction to soon become the lowest cost airline in Canada.

Executive Chairman, Mark Morabito commented, “I am thrilled to announce Alan’s appointment to the Board, and as a Special Advisor to our CEO. Alan’s experience is invaluable for Jetlines as we advance towards commercial operations and are engaged in the financing process for the Company. Alan is a highly qualified finance and procurement professional and his track record of increasing and realizing shareholder value and strategic planning will add significant bench strength to our already talented Board.”

Alan Bird is a Chartered Accountant and holds an honours degree in Mathematical Economics from Birmingham University.

Jetlines has granted a total of 225,000 stock options to Mr. Bird in his role as a director. The stock options have been issued for a five-year term, with one quarter vesting every six months from the date of grant.

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2 hours ago, Ex 9A Guy said:

Another “name” but no flying yet. 

It's called "Ramping Up".  Starting an airline is not exactly like opening a bodega. 😀

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2 hours ago, blues deville said:

This group has been at it for awhile. The party may be over by the time they show up. 

I suspect it is already over. 

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7 hours ago, Malcolm said:

I suspect it is already over. 

This is the point I was trying, obviously not very clearly, to make.

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I wish them luck as I know some of the players. However aircraft (in good shape) for long term leases are getting hard to find. Locating two or more in the same config and maintenance status is even harder. Just one of their ongoing issues. 

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Jetlines Announces Up to $15 Million Financing Commitment from Leading European Airline

 
‎Today, ‎November ‎27, ‎2018, ‏‎39 minutes ago | Peter Muir

News provided directly to Canadian Aviation News by Canada Jetlines Ltd

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November 27, 2018 VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a subscription agreement (the “Subscription Agreement”) with SmartLynx Airlines SIA (“SmartLynx”) for financing commitments of up to $15 million (the “Offering”). SmartLynx specializes in full-service ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) aircraft lease services and is the leading ACMI provider in Europe for Airbus A320 aircraft. SmartLynx aircraft has been utilized by major airlines including Norwegian, EasyJet, Thomas Cook and TUI.

“This financing transaction with SmartLynx provides further validation of the Jetlines business plan and the need for a true ultra-low cost carrier in Canada. This also provides endorsement from a seasoned European airline that flies aircraft for some of the most successful ultra-low cost carrier airlines in the world. We look forward to working with the SmartLynx group as we continue to build out the business plan in preparation for launch,” commented Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman of Jetlines.

Javier Suarez, CEO of Jetlines added “In addition to the great value added by the investment SmartLynx is making in Jetlines, having them as our partner brings in a good number of synergies that will translate into significant long-term operational savings. SmartLynx reputation and broad network will help Jetlines accomplish our near-term goals”.

Zygimantas Surintas, CEO of SmartLynx commented “Expansion of our operations into new markets is a strategic long-term priority for SmartLynx, and the Canadian market is among those we have been looking at for several years. We are excited about the opportunity for partnership with Jetlines – not only through SmartLynx’s investment but also through SmartLynx’s ability to contribute our years of experience in airline operations, aircraft leases, maintenance operations and other matters to help Jetlines succeed. The SmartLynx team believes in the ULCC model in Canada and hopes that it can play a part in bringing cheaper air travel to Canadians.”

Details of the Offering

The Offering will consist of 22,727,272 subscription receipts of the Company (“Subscription Receipts”) at a price of $0.33 per Subscription Receipt (the “Offering Price”), for gross proceeds of $7.5 million. The Subscription Receipts will be issued pursuant to the terms of a Subscription Receipt Agreement (the “Subscription Receipt Agreement”) between the Company, SmartLynx and an escrow agent. SmartLynx also has the option exercisable for a period of twelve months following the closing of the Offering to complete a second financing for variable voting shares for additional gross proceeds of up to $7.5 million at the discounted market price at the time it exercises its option (the “Option”).

Each Subscription Receipt will entitle SmartLynx to receive, without payment of additional consideration or further action on the part of the holder, one unit of the Company (each a “Unit” and collectively the “Units”), upon receipt by the escrow agent, prior to August 31, 2019 (the “Deadline”) of a release notice from the Company and SmartLynx (the “Release Notice”), confirming that: (a) the Company has raised additional gross proceeds of $40 million (the “Funding Milestone”) from a subsequent financing by May 31, 2019 (such completion date subject to waiver by SmartLynx); (b) the receipt by the Company’s subsidiary, Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (“Jetlines Operations”), of its air operator certificate from Transport Canada; and (c) no termination event has occurred.

Each Unit will consist of one variable voting share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one variable voting share of the Company at a price of $0.45 at any time up to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on the date which is 36 months from the closing date.

If: (i) the Release Notice is not delivered by the Deadline, or (ii) the Offering is terminated in accordance with the terms of the Subscription Receipt Agreement, then SmartLynx will be entitled to receive an amount per Subscription Receipt equal to the Offering Price and an entitlement to the interest earned thereon. Any shortfall will be funded by the Company. In addition, the Company is obligated to pay a termination fee of US$250,000 if the Company has not achieved the Funding Milestone by May 31, 2019 or commits certain other material breaches and SmartLynx terminates the Subscription Agreement.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to further the business objectives of Jetlines in launching an ultra-low cost airline carrier in Canada, including advancing the licensing process, augmenting the leadership team with operations and commercial personnel, branding and marketing activities, as well as advance internet, digital media and IT systems initiatives.

It is expected that SmartLynx will become an insider of the Company on conversion of the Subscription Receipts.

Details of the Commercial Arrangement

In connection with the Offering, Jetlines Operations and SmartLynx will enter into an agreement whereby SmartLynx shall provide ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) services to Jetlines Operations during the following eight winter seasons. This agreement will allow Jetlines to increase its capacity in the market during the very busy Canadian Winter Season. In addition, SmartLynx and the Company will enter into a two-year agreement that will provide Jetlines with services and certain proprietary software meant to support Jetlines during the early stage of their operations.

The Company, Jetlines Operations and SmartLynx will also enter into a framework agreement (the “Framework Agreement”) in connection with the closing of the Offering that will govern aspects of the relationship between the parties. The Framework Agreement will cover matters including the right of SmartLynx to appoint a single Board member to the Company and Jetlines Operations, rights to participate on Board committees, arrangements regarding the review of aircraft leases, the grant of a pro-rata right to SmartLynx to participate in future financings and certain other rights detailing with operational and expenditure matters of the Company and Jetlines Operations.

The closing of the Offering is conditional on the satisfaction of conditions to closing contained in the Subscription Agreement, which conditions include, among other things, approval of the TSX Venture Exchange for the Offering and the execution of the Subscription Receipt Agreement and the execution of the agreements referred to above. It is expected that the Offering will close on or before December 24, 2018.

 

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‎Today, ‎December ‎27, ‎2018, ‏‎14 minutes ago
 

Jetlines Announces Closing of SmartLynx Financing

 
‎Today, ‎December ‎27, ‎2018, ‏‎26 minutes ago | Peter Muir

Provided by Canada Jetlines

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December 27, 2018, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that further to its press release of November 27, 2018, it has closed a private placement with SmartLynx Airlines SIA (“SmartLynx”) pursuant to which it has sold an aggregate of 22,727,272 subscription receipts (each, a “Subscription Receipt”) at a price of $0.33 per Subscription Receipt (the “Offering Price”) for gross proceeds of $7.5 million (the “Offering”). Jetlines entered into a subscription agreement with SmartLynx for a financing of up to $15 million. With the closing of the initial $7.5 million, SmartLynx retains the option to acquire an additional $7.5 million of the Company’s shares at the maximum discounted market price permitted under TSX.V rules at the time the option is exercised.

In connection with the Offering, Jetlines Operations and SmartLynx also entered into an agreement whereby SmartLynx shall provide ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) services to Jetlines Operations during the following eight winter seasons. This agreement will allow Jetlines to increase its fleet capacity in the market during the very busy Canadian winter season.  In addition, SmartLynx and the Company have entered into a two-year agreement that will provide Jetlines with services meant to support Jetlines during the early stage of their operations.

SmartLynx specializes in full-service ACMI (Aircraft-Crew-Maintenance-Insurance) aircraft lease services and is the leading ACMI provider in Europe for Airbus A320 aircraft. SmartLynx aircraft has been utilized by major airlines including Norwegian, EasyJet, Thomas Cook and TUI.

Executive Chairman, Mark Morabito stated, “I would like to thank the SmartLynx group and our entire operations, finance and legal team at Jetlines, led by CEO Javier Suarez, for their support and effort in achieving this significant corporate milestone. We look forward to working with SmartLynx and leveraging their knowledge and expertise as a seasoned European airline that flies aircraft for some of the most successful ultra-low-cost carrier airlines in the world.”

Details of the Offering

The Offering resulted in the issuance of 22,727,272 Subscription Receipts at the Offering Price, for gross proceeds of $7.5 million. The Subscription Receipts were issued pursuant to the terms of a Subscription Receipt Agreement (the “Subscription Receipt Agreement”) between the Company, SmartLynx and Computershare Trust Company of Canada (the “Escrow Agent”). SmartLynx also has the option exercisable for a period of twelve months following the closing of the Offering to complete a second financing for variable voting shares for additional gross proceeds of up to $7.5 million at the discounted market price at the time it exercises its option (the “Option”).

Each Subscription Receipt entitles SmartLynx to receive, without payment of additional consideration or further action on the part of the holder, one unit of the Company (each a “Unit” and collectively the “Units”), upon receipt by the Escrow Agent, prior to August 31, 2019 (the “Deadline”) of a release notice from the Company and SmartLynx (the “Release Notice”), confirming that: (a) the Company has raised additional gross proceeds of $40 million (the “Funding Milestone”) from a subsequent financing by May 31, 2019 (such completion date subject to waiver by SmartLynx); (b) the receipt by the Company’s subsidiary, Canada Jetlines Operations Ltd. (“Jetlines Operations”), of its air operator certificate from Transport Canada; and (c) no termination event has occurred.

Each Unit will consist of one variable voting share of the Company and one common share purchase warrant (each, a “Warrant”).  Each Warrant shall entitle the holder thereof to purchase one variable voting share of the Company at a price of $0.45 at any time up to 5:00 p.m. (Vancouver time) on the date which is 36 months from the closing date.

If: (i) the Release Notice is not delivered by the Deadline, or (ii) the Offering is terminated in accordance with the terms of the Subscription Receipt Agreement, then SmartLynx will be entitled to receive an amount per Subscription Receipt equal to the Offering Price and an entitlement to the interest earned thereon. Any shortfall will be funded by the Company. In addition, the Company is obligated to pay a termination fee of US$250,000 if the Company has not achieved the Funding Milestone by May 31, 2019 or commits certain other material breaches and SmartLynx terminates the Subscription Agreement.

The net proceeds of the Offering will be used to further the business objectives of Jetlines in launching an ultra-low cost airline carrier in Canada, including advancing the licensing process, augmenting the leadership team with operations and commercial personnel, branding and marketing activities, as well as advance internet, digital media, and IT systems initiatives.

It is expected that SmartLynx will become an insider of the Company on conversion of the Subscription Receipts. The Subscription Receipts, and any Units acquired on the conversion thereof, are subject to a statutory four month hold period expiring on April 22, 2019.

The Company, Jetlines Operations and SmartLynx also entered into a framework agreement (the “Framework Agreement”) that governs aspects of the relationship between the parties. The Framework Agreement covers matters including the right of SmartLynx to appoint a single Board member to the Company and Jetlines Operations, rights to participate on Board committees, arrangements regarding the review of aircraft leases, the grant of a pro-rata right to SmartLynx to participate in future financings and certain other rights detailing with operational and expenditure matters of the Company and Jetlines Operations.

 

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Jetlines Appoints Industry Expert to Commercial Team

 
‎Today, ‎January ‎8, ‎2019, ‏‎13 minutes ago | Peter Muir

Provided by Canada Jetlines Ltd/Globe Newswire

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jordi Porcel as Chief Sales, Marketing, and Customer Experience Officer.

CEO Javier Suarez commented, “I am thrilled to welcome Jordi to the Jetlines team as we build out our commercial department. Jordi’s extensive experience working for fast-growing low-cost carriers, as well as his vocation to design and deliver the best customer experience, is fantastic news for Jetlines.”

Javier Suarez and Mr. Porcel worked together at Vueling from 2012 and 2014. Mr. Porcel was then Vueling’s Chief Sales Officer. Together, they helped Vueling expand rapidly and profitably in Europe going through the global financial crisis. Mr. Porcel was responsible for all non-direct sales, accounting for 57% of Vueling’s revenue totalling approximately €700 million. During his tenure, Mr. Porcel led the study, design and initial work on a new platform to manage group booking requests for the airline, including tour operators and charter business. In addition, he streamlined processes between key commercial departments for more efficient and cost-effective day-to-day operations.

More recently, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Porcel was the head of Europe at Air Arabia, a fast growing and profitable low-cost carrier. Mr. Porcel was responsible for implementing the Company’s strategic sales, marketing and communication initiatives in Europe. During his tenure, Mr. Porcel helped grow the European business by 26%. Prior to his role at Air Arabia, Mr. Porcel was the General Manager of Spain at Etihad Airways from 2014 to 2016. He was responsible for initiating Etihad’s operations in Spain and accountable for managing all commercial activities in the new region. From 1988 to 2011, Mr. Jordi Porcel worked at British Airways where he held progressively senior positions, ultimately holding the position of Regional Commercial Manager for Spain, Portugal, and Latin America leading the integration of the Commercial teams with Iberia, after the merge of the two companies under the IAG Holding.

Mr. Porcel holds an AMP (Advanced Management Program) from IESE Business School – Universidad de Navarra in Barcelona, an Executive MBA from IE Instituto de Empresa in Madrid, a BA from WITS University in Johannesburg, and a Commercial and Marketing degree from ESEM School in Madrid. He also studied at the IBM Business School in London.

In connection with his appointment, Mr. Porcel will be granted 250,000 Restricted Share Units (“RSUs”). The RSUs vest over a three-year period from the date of grant, with one third vesting at the end of each year during the three-year period.

About Canada Jetlines Ltd.

Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first true Ultra-Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) airline, with plans to operate flights across Canada and provide non-stop service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. The Company plans to commence operations with the Airbus A320 fleet, the most widely used aircraft for ultra-low cost carriers worldwide. Jetlines is led by a board and management team with extensive experience and expertise in low-cost airlines, start-ups and capital markets. The Company was granted an unprecedented exemption from the Government of Canada that will permit it to conduct domestic air services while having up to 49% foreign voting interests.

For more information on Jetlines, please visit our website at www.jetlines.ca.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD

“Mark J. Morabito”
Executive Chairman

Canada Jetlines is part of the King & Bay group of companies. King & Bay is a merchant bank that specializes in identifying, funding, developing and supporting growth opportunities in the resource, aviation, and technology sectors.

For more information, please contact:
Toll Free: 1-833-226-5387
Email: investor.relations@jetlines.ca

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Information

This news release contains “forward-looking information” concerning anticipated developments and events that may occur in the future. Forward-looking information contained in this news release includes, but is not limited to, statements with respect to the commencement of operations and the success of expected future operations of the Company.

In certain cases, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of words such as “plans”, “expects” “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or ” or variations of such words and phrases or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved” suggesting future outcomes, or other expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions, intentions or statements about future events or performance. Forward-looking information contained in this news release is based on certain factors and assumptions regarding, among other things the receipt of financing to commence airline operations, the accuracy, reliability and success of the Jetlines’ business model; the timely receipt of governmental approvals; the timely commencement of operations by Jetlines and the success of such operations; the legislative and regulatory environments of the jurisdictions where the Jetlines will carry on business or have operations; the impact of competition and the competitive response to the Jetlines’ business strategy; and the availability of aircraft. While the Company considers these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to it, they may prove to be incorrect.

Forward-looking information involves known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. Such factors include risks related to, the ability to obtain financing at acceptable terms, the impact of general economic conditions, domestic and international airline industry conditions, future relations with SmartLynx, volatility of fuel prices, increases in operating costs, terrorism, pandemics, natural disasters, currency fluctuations, interest rates, risks specific to the airline industry, the ability of management to implement Jetlines’ operational strategy, the ability to attract qualified management and staff, labour disputes, regulatory risks, including risks relating to the acquisition of the necessary licenses and permits; risks related to disputes under the agreement with Boeing to acquire 737-Max aircraft, and the additional risks identified in the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s reports and filings with applicable Canadian securities regulators.

Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking information, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking information. The forward-looking information is made as of the date of this news release. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking information.

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) has reviewed or accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. 

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Canada Jetlines Selects airRM as its Revenue Management Platform

Provided by Canada Jetlines/Globe Newswire

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 15, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce an agreement with Revenue Management Systems, Inc. (“RMS”), an Accelya Group Company, for the airRM software (“airRM”).

RMS serves over 90 carriers worldwide including ultra-low cost carriers such as RyanAir, VivaAerobus, Tigerair, and AirAsia. Their airRM tool is a continually evolving airline revenue management system with ground-breaking tools that integrate and display a wealth of critical information from multiple sources, enabling airlines to make better and more profitable decisions. RMS is owned by Accelya, a leading provider of technology products and services to over 400 travel carriers around the world. airRM operates in real-time, giving Jetlines the ability to shift and react based on market influences or any other variable that may impact Jetlines’ profitability.

Jordi Porcel, Chief Sales, Marketing, and Customer Experience Officer commented, “With price being one of the most important aspects of our model, airRM was a natural choice based on their state-of-the-art platform. It will allow us to identify and leverage revenue opportunities and have tight control on our pricing while staying nimble. It is important to us, and to our future passengers, that we can offer the right fare for each seat on every flight.” CEO Javier Suarez added, “This marks another important commercial milestone needed as we get closer to launching operations this coming summer. Maximizing our revenue and load factors is critical to the commercial department.”

“We are very pleased to welcome Canada’s newest ultra-low cost carrier, Jetlines, to the growing list of airlines throughout the world that use airRM to maximize their revenue,” said Ben Druce, Vice President, Sales and Account Management – Americas. “For start-up airlines, the ability to react quickly to competitors, while easily implementing pricing and inventory strategies, is critical. airRM is the only RM solution in the market today that can effectively support Jetlines as it launches into the dynamic and competitive Canadian marketplace.  With its robust suite of modern and sophisticated inventory control methodologies, reporting tools and analytical modules, airRM will provide Jetlines the power to be nimble and achieve their revenue management goals.”

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Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreement with Aerodom for Flights to Dominican Republic Airports

 
‎Today, ‎January ‎29, ‎2019, ‏‎19 minutes ago | Canadian Aviation News

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 29, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce it intends to provide future service to several sun destinations in the Dominican Republic including Puerto Plata, Samaná, and Santo Domingo.

Jetlines has reached an agreement with Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI (“Aerodom”) to provide future service to Puerto Plata’s Gregorio Luperón International Airport (POP) and the Samaná El Catey International Airport (AZS), or Santo Domingo Airport (SDQ). Aerodom manages and operates several airports in the Dominican Republic, servicing an average of over 5 million passengers travelling to 58 cities around the world annually.

Jetlines CEO, Javier Suarez commented, “We are very excited to announce future service to these destinations. Adding these Caribbean airports to our network will enable Canadian’s to travel affordably during the cold winter season. Our very low fares will allow our customers to visit these destinations at a very low cost. Dominican Republic is one of the fastest-growing and most-visited tourist destinations in the Caribbean and the diverse geography, rich culture, and warm hospitality make it an attractive vacation spot for many Canadians.”

“We are delighted to enter into a partnership with Canada Jetlines, which will allow more Canadian tourists to visit the nearly 1,000 miles of coastline, magnificent resorts and hotels, and a variety of sports, recreation and entertainment options that the Dominican Republic has to offer. Without a doubt all our visitors will have a wonderful time in Samaná, Puerto Plata and Santo Domingo. Aerodom will continue to work to provide passengers with the best airport experience and to continuously have more routes served and more airlines operating at our airports.” said Alvaro Leite, Chief Commercial Officer, Aerodom.

The Company’s ability to service these routes is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals. The exact arrival and departure airports for routes to the Dominican Republic will be determined once regulatory approvals are received.

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Is Jetlines going for some sort of most-press-releases-before-airline-launch record?

I'm sure they've already got the most-CEO's-before-launch record locked up, too. 

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How can any sane investor put money in an airline that doesn’t fly? Quite frankly it’s starting to sound like another Theranos.

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Canada Jetlines Reaches Agreements with Winnipeg and Kelowna Airports

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 31, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce it intends to provide ultra-low fare service from both the Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG).

CEO Javier Suarez stated “we are thrilled to announce that we intend to operate out of more Canadian airports. Our very low fares should encourage people in Winnipeg and Kelowna to travel more often and see more of their own country. Similarly, driven by these low fares, both markets should experience an increase in the number of tourists in their regions. The addition of these airports will extend our reach, giving Jetlines future access to more large populations and strong markets.”

“We are excited to welcome Jetlines to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “The addition of Jetlines to this market gives travellers another low-cost option to explore all this city and province have to offer.”

Sam Samaddar, Airport Director, Kelowna International Airport commented, “we are excited to see Canada Jetlines come to Kelowna. 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.”

The Company’s ability to service these airports is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

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Canada Jetlines Announces Ground Handling Agreement

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce an agreement with Global Aviation Services, Inc. (“Global Aviation) for ground handling services.

Global Aviation, headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, is an aviation services company that offers a full suite of services including ground handling, aircraft detailing, flight supervision and management, mobility assistance, ticketing, and cabin cleaning. With continued growth planned for 2019, there are currently 45 airlines and 12 airports in Canada and the US combined that are partnered with Global Aviation for their passenger, baggage, and load-control services.

Global Aviation is expected to provide Jetlines with safe, quality, on-time and environmentally conscientious service. Their Customer Service Agents (“CSA”) are all highly trained with exemplary people skills, technical proficiency and a total accountability “CAN-DO” attitude –ensuring the ultimate in customer experience of their clients and guests. Global Aviation is well-known for its delivery of quality check-in and boarding services, centralized baggage tracing and, creating the jet bridge connection to the aircraft – services that are all important to Jetlines’ operational plans and will help ensure strong on-time performance.

Chief Operating Officer, Michael Bata, commented, “We are very excited to partner with Global Aviation for our ground handling needs. One of Jetlines’ core values, along with maintaining cost control as Canada’s first ULCC, will be providing our passengers with a pleasant experience from start to finish and Global Aviation, along with their team members, will be an integral part of that experience on both fronts.”

“We at Global are excited to receive the multi-city award and welcome Canada Jetlines to the Global Family. Global Aviation Services will provide Canada Jetlines with ground handling services at locations across North America,” stated Global Aviation Services President and CEO Carm Borg. “It’s truly exciting to have two Canadian companies partnering together to serve the people of Canada,” Mr. Borg added.

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Looks like it is slowly and carefully working towards the start up.

 

Canada Jetlines Announces Secured Slots at Vancouver International Airport and Has Selected the Airport as its Home Base

 
‎Today, ‎February ‎7, ‎2019, ‏‎2 hours ago | Canadian Aviation News

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February 7, 2019

Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V: JET) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it has chosen Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to be its home airport and primary base of operations when it begins flight operations targeted for later this year. Jetlines has filed and received confirmation from YVR that all airport slots needed to operate their initial network using their first two Airbus A320 aircraft will be available.

Jetlines selected YVR as their future base for operations due to it being the second busiest airport in Canada, serving more than 25.9 million passengers in 2018. It is also the busiest airport in British Columbia and the airport with the largest catchment area. The airport has more than 2.5 million people living less than 30 minutes drive from it. As well as it being the closest airport to Vancouver’s city center, the airport is also extremely well connected to the city by transit with a rapid transit rail.

In addition to the desirable location and facilities, Jetlines was attracted to YVR due to their competitive rates and charges. The airport’s ConnectYVR program provides airlines a standard rate structure for landing and terminal fees. This program rewards airlines for efficiency and growing their services at YVR providing further incentive for Jetlines to build their base of operations out of Vancouver.

CEO Javier Suarez stated “I am extremely excited to be able to use Vancouver International Airport as our primary base of operations once we launch. The Greater Vancouver area population, cost to operate from the airport, and transit accessibility, linked with the enormous tourist attraction that Vancouver has, provides Jetlines with a massive business opportunity. Having launched more than 300 routes in my career with most of them out of primary airports, I have no doubt that the Vancouver Airport will offer Jetlines the opportunity to launch and profitably operate a large number of routes.”

“We welcome the news that Jetlines is planning to use YVR as their base of operations once they launch. It is great to hear that this Canadian-operated airline is making positive progress to begin offering service. We are excited that Jetlines intends to offer flights from YVR across Canada and to several sun destinations as this will provide added choice for our passengers in the future,” said Anne Murray, Vice President, Airline Business Development and Public Affairs, Vancouver Airport Authority. 

The Company’s ability to service this airport is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

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Jetlines certainly loves to make announcements. I wish them luck but I’ll be most interested in hearing the one about a first flight. 

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1 minute ago, blues deville said:

Jetlines certainly loves to make announcements. I wish them luck but I’ll be most interested in hearing the one about a first flight. 

Me too but it does look like they have a plan and are moving towards that first flight. 

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3 minutes ago, Malcolm said:

Me too but it does look like they have a plan and are moving towards that first flight. 

Agreed but unfortunately I think their plan may be short of cash. 

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Canada Jetlines Announces Planned Routes out of Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport

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February 11, 2019 – Canada Jetlines Ltd. (TSX-V: JET) the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to announce that it intends to offer direct flights from Aéroport Montréal Saint-Hubert Longueuil (“Montreal Saint Hubert Airport” or the “airport”) to several cities in Canada including cities in Quebec, as well as US destinations including Florida and New York.

Montreal Saint Hubert Airport is being expanded as part of a plan to position itself as a low-cost airport serving the Montérégie region of Quebec and Montréal. The airport’s location is closer to Montréal’s business and leisure core than Montréal’s main airport, Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. Montreal Saint Hubert Airport is expected to be able to support ULCC airlines like Jetlines as early as the end of next year. The airport recently upgraded its runway, a project that received support from the federal government, who injected $13 million into the project. Montreal Saint-Hubert also has plans to build a new passenger terminal building. 

Javier Suarez, CEO, stated “we are thrilled to announce routes we plan to fly in the future. We fully support the airport’s vision of building a low-cost secondary airport for the Montréal region, and we are looking forward to delivering ultra-low fares to our passengers. Our low fares should encourage people from Montréal and the surrounding areas to travel more often. Driven by these low fares, Montréal should experience an increase in the number of tourists and visitors it receives. Our relationship with the airport is important for us to be able to extend Jetlines’ reach in Eastern Canada, and we are pleased to have them as a partner.”  

“Jetlines is committed to becoming Canada’s first true ultra-low cost carrier. It’s not fair for Canadians to have to consistently overpay for their air travel, whether be it to travel for leisure, or to visit their friends and family. Jetlines is here to put an end to this. Our partnership with Montreal Saint-Hubert airport is a crucial milestone in our vision for air travel in Canada, as well as for our long-term plans”, added Mark Morabito, Executive Chairman. 

“We are particularly pleased with Jetlines’ announcement today. Offering a low cost alternative for air service to other cities in Quebec, Canada and the United States is in direct alignment with our vision for the development of the airport.  Florida is a favourite destination for Quebecers and this new service will help us repatriate the exodus of Canadians flying to the United States from border airports such as those in Plattsburgh and Burlington. And, this announcement certainly validates our request to Minister Garneau for assistance regarding Canadian Air Transport Security Authority (CATSA) services and the need to re-examine government agreements signed decades ago that currently limit our access to these markets. We are currently examining the use of a temporary facility so that we may accelerate this service offering”, said Jane Foyle, General Manager of DASH-L, the non-profit organization that manages the airport.

The Company’s ability to service this airport is subject to the completion of the airline licensing process and the receipt of applicable regulatory approvals.

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