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New Airline Alert: Canada's 'Jet Naked' Strips Down to Budget Flights

Where: Canada
July 7, 2014 at 9:20 AM | by | ()

There's some potentially exciting budget news coming from north of the border, thanks to Canada's newest low-cost airline and its super cheeky name. Jet Naked Airlines plans to take to the skies soon, saving Canucks a few 'loonies' along the way.

The airline is actually considered an ultra-low-cost carrier as, just like Spirit and Frontier, it will charge for every little thing you might need to take a flight, including carry-on baggage. Boeing 737s will do zipping between provinces, and Jet Naked is promising ticket prices about 40% less than Air Canada or WestJet.

Before we make any predictions for the fate of this new venture, we should note that the new airline has some serious executive power behind its launch. Tim Morgan, co-founder of WestJet, and David Lancelot, a former CFO of Spirit, are conceiving this no-frills, Calgary-based carrier with the help of the deep pockets of private investors.

With a name like Jet Naked, a low-cost model, and a plan to eventually fly in to the US as well, we can only imagine what kind of clever or annoying advertising campaigns are to come, but we can handle it if the price is right. No word on a launch date of yet, but we'll let you know as soon as seats go on sale.

[Photo: J. Stephen Conn/Flickr]

Archived Comments:

Naked Airlines?

With all the money being spent on a start-up airline, I don't know who would pick such a name. As the writer mentioned about the anticipated marketing, clever or annoying, why would they (investors/founders) even risk it? I can't imagine my grandmother saying, "I'm coming in on Naked flight 32 from Toronto"