Canadian ultra-low-cost airline Lynx Air launched its inaugural flights from Fredericton International Airport (YFC) to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) today.
The carrier will now operate three services a week from Fredericton to Toronto and Calgary. The Fredericton – Calgary flights will operate as “through flights” with a short stop in Toronto.
Eastern Canada network expansion
Today’s Fredericton inaugural comes just one week after Lynx’s inaugural Montreal flights to St. John’s and Calgary, representing a continued expansion of the airline’s footprint throughout Eastern Canada.
Lynx launched its first flight just over a year ago and is now serving 16 destinations across North America with seven brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft.
The airline plans to grow its fleet to 10 aircraft by the end of 2023 and has firm orders in place for an additional 36 aircraft.
“We are thrilled to be the first low fare airline to provide air service to Fredericton, New Brunswick’s most central airport,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air.
“We know there are strong connections between the communities of New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta and we are proud to offer ultra-affordable links to connect them.”
“The province of New Brunswick is a bucket list destination for many Canadians and they now have an affordable option to visit this beautiful region. Whether you are traveling to visit friends and family, or exploring the stunning Saint John River Valley, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”
Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority further pointed to the regional opportunities which the new route inauguration opened up, saying:
“Demand for travel is stronger than ever, and we’re delighted to bring a new airline and a new destination to the Fredericton International Airport.”
“This flight opens up new tourism opportunities, enables families to reconnect, and makes it easier than ever for business travellers to connect to new markets.”
“We’re a growing airport and Lynx Air, with its experienced management team and on-time track record, is an excellent ultra-low-cost option allowing additional traffic to and from our region,”
About Lynx Air
Lynx Air is a Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta. It was founded in 2006 as Enerjet and rebranded as Lynx Air on November 16, 2021.
The airline commenced operations on April 7, 2022, and boasts some of the lowest airfares in Canada.
Lynx Air’s fleet consists of a brand-new compliment of Boeing 737-800 aircraft. The airline plans to add more aircraft to its fleet in the coming years.
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.