A new airline with super cheap flights has launched in Canada
There’s a new, inexpensive way to travel across Canada, but if you’re departing from Montreal, you’ll need to take another carrier first. Lynx Air was launched last week as the country’s new “ultra-affordable” airline with cheap flights starting at $39 for a one-way ticket — but nothing to or from Quebec.
For those flying with Lynx, food and beverages are not available for purchase during flights. Customers are advised to stock up on drinks and snacks before boarding. There is no Wi-Fi on board and the basic ticket only includes a small personal item in the cabin. Customers may pay more for certain additional amenities, including standard carry-on or checked baggage.
Currently, there are three aircraft in the fleet, with plans to add more by summer. Since April 11, the airline has offered only two roundtrip routes — Calgary-Vancouver and Calgary-Toronto. However, the airline plans to expand its network over the next few months and will operate flights to Kelowna and Winnipeg by the end of the month and to Victoria, St. John’s, hamilton, Halifax andEdmonton by the end of July. The airline is also considering expanding its routes south of the border.
“Lynx is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all Canadians, with a transparent, à la carte pricing model that allows passengers to choose and pay for the services they want, so they can save money. money on travel and spending where it matters – at their destination. Airfares have been too high for too long in Canada, and we aim to change that,” Lynx CEO Merren McArthur said in a statement. Press release.
Still, Lynx Air has no immediate plans to fly to Quebec, a spokesperson told MTL Blog.
The low-cost airline will operate 148 flights per week across Canada by this summer, or about 27,000 seats per week. The airline currently employs 165 people and hopes to more than double by the end of the year.