Jetlines (CJL, Vancouver Int'l) has announced it has selected Halifax as its eastern operational hub. According to the start-up carrier, operations there will commence during Summer 2018.

The capital of the province of Nova Scotia will complement the ULCC start-up's western Canadian hub, Abbotsford, which is also due to come online during summer next year.

“We are pleased to announce the selection of Halifax Stanfield International Airport as our eastern operations base," Stan Gadek, CEO of Jetlines stated. "Halifax is the leading airport of the Atlantic provinces and we look forward to lowering the cost of air travel to and from Atlantic Canada with our ultra-low fares."

Canada Jetlines is set to become Canada’s first ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC) with plans to operate flights across Canada as well as from Canada to the United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean.