Nextjet Canada flights between Kitchener and Montreal will start later this spring, according to company owner Tan Ahmed.
Starting May 2, the airline will fly passengers between the two cities, stopping in Peterborough and Ottawa on the way.
"This is a temporary start," Ahmed said. "In future, you will be able to fly from Kitchener direct to Gatineau, Ottawa, and from Kitchener direct to Montreal."
He said each stop will be short -- no longer than 15 minutes -- and will be accounted for in the estimated duration of the flight.
Early arrivals possible
A trip to Montreal will take about two and a half hours according to the company's online booking system. However, Ahmed said a flight could take less time.
"If we are heading to Montreal and we have no pick up or drop off in Peterborough, we will go straight. We will not stop," he said. "You won't be late, but you will be early."
Flights will come into the Region of Waterloo International Airport on weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and will leave the airport at 8:55 a.m. and 6:55 p.m.
The cost of a round trip to Montreal will be just over $500. Passengers will be allowed up to 20 lbs of luggage.