Earlier this week Canadians were greeted with the exciting news that travel is going to become more affordable and accessible next year. After a year and a half of limited travel opportunities and the recent increase in price of flights, this is just the news the doctor ordered! Promising low fares without sacrificing quality, Lynx airlines will be Canada’s new low-fare airline.
Headquartered in Calgary, Lynx airlines claims they are on a mission to “make air travel accessible to all, with low fares, a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft and great customer service.” They will be adopting an ultra low-cost model that focuses only on what the customer wants and needs. This model has revolutionized air travel across Europe and the US by offering flexibility, choice and low fares.
Over the next seven years the airline has firm orders and lease agreements to meet anticipated demand and the first three Boeing 737s will arrive early next year. CEO Marren McArthur, a seasoned aviation professional, has served as CEO of Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines. I think it’s safe to say Lynx is in great hands.
“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. 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.”
There are currently no flights scheduled yet but the website is expected to be updated over the next few weeks with routes and flights for domestic travel early next year! According to McArthur, “As we evolve, we’ll expand our transport into the United States and ultimately internationally.” Stay tuned for more details!