A new airline is offering ridiculously cheap flights to Toronto starting this spring
A new ultra-low-cost domestic airline is gearing up for its maiden flight, just months away. Lynx Air launched a website for booking and selling tickets Wednesday morning for its first five Canadian destinations; Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Kelowna and Winnipeg.
Billed as “Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline”, Lynx was unveiled in November. A press release said the new airline (effectively a new brand of the former Enerjet banner) would operate from Calgary as its home base, with a fleet of 46 Boeing 737s, starting with the delivery of three planes.
The new airline is now gearing up to take flight in just over eleven weeks, with the first daily flight between Vancouver and Calgary departing on Thursday, April 7, 2022, with service increasing to twice daily by the end of May.
First of all #737max for Canadian LCC Lynx Air (a rebrand of Enerjet) returned from the PDX paint shop. Note that the rudder is still in Enjerjet colors as PDX cannot perform calibration and rebalancing work. pic.twitter.com/INBSB5vMEP
– BFI Watch (@bfi_watch_ca350) December 23, 2021
Just days after the airline’s first flight, Lynx’s burgeoning network will expand with the addition of four weekly flights from Calgary to Toronto on April 11, with plans to increase to seven flights a week. by the end of the first week of service.
On April 28, Lynx will resume expansion with the start of daily flights between Toronto and Vancouver.
The deployment of the other Lynx routes, mainly flights between the four western cities, will continue until May.
YYZ, YVR, YWG, YYC and YLW – from $39 one way! We are delighted to announce that tickets are on sale for a number of our routes taking off in April 2022. Flying Lynx is the easy decision. Where to go first is the most difficult. To buy, go to https://t.co/j8nYFQcSNN! pic.twitter.com/FwcsXElXyQ
— Lynx Air (@Lynx_Air) January 19, 2022
But how cheap will these flights be? To celebrate their launch, Lynx is offering limited-time one-way fares that start at $39 plus tax, though you probably shouldn’t expect a lot of frills or legroom budget carriers are. generally not marketed on the basis of comfort or style.
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