VANCOUVER, B.C.New Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Canada Jetlines has taken delivery of its first aircraft, an Airbus 320 bearing registration C-GCJL.

The aircraft landed at the Kitchener/Waterloo airport (CYKF) at 14:33 ET on Saturday, Feb. 26, where it will be based.

The 12-years-old A320 was flown from Shannon, Ireland where it recently underwent painting and interior refurbishing. The flight was operated by Captain Randy Howe (Canada Jetlines’ Chief Pilot) and Captain Colin Forrest, both pilots having recently completed their Canada Jetlines’ A320 pilot training and simulator check ride monitored by Transport Canada.

“This is a very special day for Canada Jetlines,” said Eddy Doyle, CEO of Canada Jetlines.

“I am very proud of the hard work completed by the entire Canada Jetlines team which made this day possible. The amazing aircraft livery and interior represent the new, fun, and exciting Canada Jetlines. This is an important milestone for our airline as we continue on the path to obtaining our Air Operator Certificate from Transport Canada. We are looking forward to operating our first revenue flights and welcoming our first guests following the receipt of regulatory approvals,” Mr. Doyle continued.

Jetlines' Airbus A320 was first delivered to Colombia's Avianca. It served under Avianca's colors till 2016. from 2016 to 2021, it was operated by Turkish low-cost-carrier Pegasus Airlines.