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Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
Jetlines homepage indicates that the hub would  be Waterloo Region and/or Hamilton.

Quote:Jetlines’ “clean sheet” ULCC business plan also opens up for jet air service many of Canada’s secondary airports that lack this type of service, but have demonstrated a strong business case for jet service into their communities. Jetlines plans to operate scheduled point-to-point all jet air service with primary bases at the Vancouver International Airport ("YVR") and Southern Ontario (Hamilton International Airport (“YHM”), and/or Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF)), with a secondary base at the Winnipeg International Airport (“YWG”). This is consistent with the May 9, 2017 announcement that established the Southern Ontario Airport Network (“SOAN”) of eleven airports that surround Toronto. The focus of SOAN is to enhance air transportation service and capacity in the region and the low fare air service that will be offered by Jetlines will directly serve this goal. Jetlines can confirm that it has commenced negotiations with some of the SOAN member airports with the intent to operate ULCC flights using these airports.

A few months ago it looked like they would use Hamilton as a hub.  Today, they seem to be leaning towards Waterloo Region.  

Send them love (emails) if you want them to use YKF as a hub.
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This route map for Jetlines is over two years old and before YKF was put into the mix.  It will be interesting to see if YKF gets any or all of the routes that was planned for Hamilton.  

   

From their site: 
Quote:Jetlines is currently in the government airline licensing process and plans to operate an ultra-low cost carrier (“ULCC”) airline throughout Canada and provide non-stop jet service from Canada to the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean

So we wait some more.....
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Getting all of those routes originally planned for Hamilton would be incredible.
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I would be the happiest person in this forum if this happens! (Well maybe Chris Wood, but I haven't seen him in here in a LONG time!)

Coke
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I wouldn't be too choked up if Hamilton got it, but it would be a huge boost for YKF. I'd rather see one or both of them become the relief airport for Pearson instead of building Pickering.
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(06-09-2017, 09:33 PM)DHLawrence Wrote: I wouldn't be too choked up if Hamilton got it, but it would be a huge boost for YKF. I'd rather see one or both of them become the relief airport for Pearson instead of building Pickering.

Very much so. If it’s built, Pickering will be the biggest white elephant since Mirabel, especially if HSR from Toronto to Montreal is also built.
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Jetlines has updated their webpage and their 'conceptual' route map but they don't indicate which city in Southern Ontario will be their hub.  But looking closely at the map I'm pretty sure YKF will be their eastern hub.  Do you agree or am I misreading the map?

   
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This line on their site doesn't look good for YKF:

Quote:Jetlines plans to be the first ULCC operating in Canada. Jetlines plans to build strong primary and secondary routes by operating scheduled point-to-point all jet air service with primary bases at the Vancouver International Airport (“YVR”) and the Hamilton International Airport (“YHM”), 
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Is it all a plan to see which airport/municipality can offer them the most enticements, I wonder?
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