LONDON – Canadian ultra-low cost carrier Lynx Air has now completed its inaugural flight from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).
The new start-up airline now plans to operate three flights per week between Calgary and Los Angeles, flying brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft.
“We are excited to launch our first Los Angeles flight just in time for the Family Day weekend. We know that Canadians love to travel south in search of warmer weather at this time of the year and Los Angeles is a very popular sun destination.”
“We are thrilled to be offering an affordable option for Canadians to visit the City of Angels,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx.
Travel demand and tourism
The new LA route targets a high demand US destination, and further adds to the new Canadian carriers US network.
The reciprocal flow of tourists into Canada also bears fruit for the States’ northern neighbour. The Calgary Airport CEO added his comments.
“Whether you are travelling to do some star-spotting in Hollywood, or to soak up the sun on one of the iconic Southern California beaches, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”
“With Los Angeles being one of the most in-demand U.S. destinations, we are incredibly supportive of the increase in travel options between LAX and YYC,” says Bob Sartor, President and CEO at The Calgary Airport Authority.
“Lynx’s expansion into the U.S. at their low-cost model gives more individuals the ability to travel to our region and experience everything we have to offer.”
Commenting on the potential tourism value to Canada, David Goldstein, CEO of Travel Alberta added:
“Congratulations to Lynx for reaching this landmark moment in their ongoing expansion into the U.S. market. This increased access will create more opportunities for high-value travellers to explore Alberta’s many iconic destinations and one-of-a-kind experiences.”
“We are thrilled to have Lynx Air offer this affordable new direct service from YYC to LAX, making Los Angeles an accessible destination for all travelers,” shared Kathy Smits, Senior Vice President of Global Tourism Development at Los Angeles Tourism.
“The Canada market has always been incredibly important to LA, and we can’t wait to welcome visitors from Calgary to the City of Angels.”
US network expansion
Lynx Air embarked on its U.S. expansion in late January and has already added Toronto – Orlando and Calgary – Phoenix to its network since then.
In a further move, the carriers inaugural flight from Calgary to Las Vegas will take off on February 24.
At that point, Lynx will be operating over 5,000 seats to and from the U.S., giving Canadians an affordable option to visit some of the most popular sun destinations south of the border.