New ultra low-cost airline set to launch in Canada next year

Nov 16 2021, 7:16 pm

Keep your eyes on the sky, because a brand new ultra-affordable airline is launching in Canada next year.

Lynx Air announced on Tuesday morning that it would be arriving in 2022 with a mission to make Canadian air travel more accessible for all.

According to the airline, Lynx will adopt the ultra low-cost carrier model, which has revolutionized air travel across Europe and the United States, offering low fares, flexibility, and choice.

The company, formerly known as Enerjet, is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to help transform the country’s aviation landscape.

Lynx will combine low fares, a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft (featuring leading-edge fuel-efficient technology and big overhead bins) and great customer service to create an exceptional travel experience.

“Get all the services you want (and none you don’t) with our simple, à la carte booking process,” reads Lynx Air’s website.

The airline has firm orders and lease agreements in place for a total of 46 aircraft over the next seven years to meet anticipated demand, and the first three Boeing 737s are expected to arrive in early 2022.

Calgary has been selected as the airline’s headquarters, with Merren McArthur as CEO and president of Lynx. McArthur has previously served as CEO of ultra low-cost carrier Tigerair Australia, CEO of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, and founding CEO of Virgin Australia Cargo, and she brings a wealth of aviation experience to the role.

“We are excited to bring competition and choice to the Canadian aviation market at a time when Canadians are yearning for the opportunity to fly again, whether it be to see friends and family or to take a long-awaited holiday,” McArthur said.

“We have created an ultra-affordable fare structure which is focused on simplicity, transparency and choice,” she continued. “Our à la carte pricing will empower 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.”

The company plans to announce its routes, schedule, and information about flight reservations soon.

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