Lynx Air announces resignation of CEO Merren McArthur

A Lynx Air aircraft in flight.
Photo Credit: Lynx Air

Canadian ultra-low cost airline Lynx Air has announced the resignation of its founding CEO. The carrier’s President and CEO, Merren McArthur, has decided to step down from her position due to personal reasons.

McArthur, who played a pivotal role in the airline’s establishment and success, will continue in her role until the end of September to ensure a smooth transition for her successor.

Chairman comments

The news of McArthur’s resignation was met with gratitude and appreciation from Lynx Air’s board of directors. Bill Franke, Chairman of the Board, recognized McArthur’s contributions to the airline saying:

“I want to thank Merren for her significant contributions to Lynx Air over the past two years. Merren has overseen the strategy, launch and rapid growth of Lynx Air during one of the most challenging periods in aviation history.”

“The airline has developed a strong brand within the Canadian market and is well positioned to continue offering ultra low fares to its passengers.”

Merren McArthur comments

McArthur, reflecting on her time with the airline, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to lead the airline, saying: “I truly believe in Lynx Air’s vision to inspire more Canadians to fly, providing a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”

“It has been a great privilege to lead the talented team at Lynx Air, whose passion and commitment knows no bounds. Together they are transforming the Canadian aviation landscape forever.”


She added her praise for the dedication and passion of the Lynx Air team, whose relentless efforts have transformed the Canadian aviation landscape.

In addition to thanking the board of directors and her executive leadership team for their support and guidance, McArthur mentioned that she would miss her colleagues and friends at the airline. However, she emphasized the importance of returning to her family in Australia.

Airline continues growth

With McArthur’s departure, the airline is now focused on finding a suitable candidate to fill the role of CEO.

The new CEO will play a vital role in leading Lynx Air through a phase of rapid growth, as the airline plans to expand its fleet to 46 aircraft over the next three to four years.

This ambitious expansion strategy demonstrates Lynx Air’s commitment to meeting the increasing demand for air travel and providing enhanced services to its passengers.

During her tenure, McArthur successfully guided the airline through its launch and established it as a prominent player in the Canadian aviation market.

As the search for a new CEO begins, Lynx Air remains dedicated to its vision of offering affordable and enjoyable flying experiences to Canadians while embarking on a phase of substantial growth.

About Lynx Air 

Lynx Air (Lynx), Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all, with ultra-affordable fares and a customer-focused flying experience. The airline was recently awarded Youngest Fleet in North America by ch-aviation.

Lynx operates a brand-new fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, bringing an elevated customer experience to low-cost travel in Canada.

These ultra-efficient and reliable aircraft reduce Lynx’s carbon footprint, making Lynx one of Canada’s most sustainable airlines.

Lynx is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to transform the Canadian aviation landscape.

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