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New Canadian Ultra-Low Cost Carrier Lynx Air Takes Flight

Lynx Air, Canada’s new ultra-low cost carrier began service on Thursday with inaugural service from Calgary and Vancouver. The airline operates a fleet of three brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and will ramp up operations over the coming weeks.

Lynx Air Boeing 737-8 MAX - Courtesy Lynx Air

On Thursday (April 7, 2022), Lynx Air, Canada’s newest ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC), celebrated the launch of their inaugural flight between Calgary and Vancouver. The airline operates a fleet of three Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and will quickly ramp up operations over the next few weeks. Lynx’s next destination is Toronto, with the first flight taking off from Calgary to Toronto on Monday, April 11th, followed by Kelowna on April 15th, Winnipeg on April 19th and Victoria from May 12, 2022. In the coming months, the carrier will add two more aircraft to their fleet, facilitating new service to and from Hamilton, Halifax and Saint John’s from the end of June and Edmonton at the end of July. For the summer 2022 season, LYNX will operate 148 weekly flights coast to coast across Canada with one-way fares from $39.

In Thursday’s announcement, Lynx Air’s CEO, Merren McArthur, said,

“We are super excited to be finally taking to the skies today. I would like to thank and congratulate the entire Lynx team for the effort and planning that has gone into today's launch. Lynx is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all Canadians, with a transparent, à la carte pricing model which empowers passengers to pick and pay for the services they want, so they can save money on the trip and spend where it counts – at their destination. Air fares have been too high for too long in Canada, and we aim to change that.”

Rob Palmer, Vice President Commercial, Strategy and CFO of The Calgary Airport Authority, Merren McArthur, President and CEO of Lynx Air and Brad McMullen, VP of Sales, North America, Boeing, are joined by Lynx cabin crew members to cut the ribbon for Lynx's inaugural commercial flight. (CNW Group/Lynx Air)

Guests traveling on Lynx Air’s inaugural Calgary-Vancouver flights were each given a special Lynx branded gift, an umbrella on the flight to Vancouver and sunglasses on the return flight to Calgary. Celebrating the start of passenger revenue service, Lynx has also launched a fare sale with up to 70 percent off all routes from April 7th through April 10th (11:59 p.m. MT), for travel until June 28, 2022.

Lynx Air's Initial Routes for Spring and Summer 2022 - Courtesy Lynx Air

Lynx Air is Canada’s new ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) which was founded with the mission of making travel accessible to all Canadians with low fares, great customer service, and a fleet of brand new Boeing 737 aircraft. Lynx will launch with three new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and plans on expanding their fleet to 46 aircraft over the next seven years. The carrier is privately-owned and has the financial backing and industry expertise to transform the competitive aviation landscape in Canada. Lynx Air currently employs 165 team members and will grow their workforce to over 400 by the end of 2022.

Source: Lynx Air/CNW

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