Lynx Air launches its first Vancouver transborder flight to Orlando

A Lynx Air flight over mountains.
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Canadian carrier Lynx Air has launched its first international flight out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) to Orlando International Airport (MCO).

This new transborder addition marks a further milestone for Canada’s premier ultra-low-cost airline; connecting the Canadian west coast with Florida.

Lynx’s US Winter Expansion

Launching its inaugural flight in 2022, Lynx Air set forth with a stated mission to encourage more Canadians to travel to sunseeker destinations while ensuring a top-notch flying experience that doesn’t break the bank.

Last week’s noteworthy launch is the latest move in Lynx’s continued expansion into the US winter market. Commencing service to Orlando from Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montréal, Lynx is on a trajectory to dominate the skies.

As of now, all these exciting destinations are up for grabs, with the promise of an unparalleled flying experience.


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Lynx’s Soaring Seat Capacity

Fast forward to December 2023, and Lynx is set to redefine North American air travel dynamics.

With nearly 10,000 seats traversing the skies to and from Florida each week, Lynx’s growth trajectory is nothing short of remarkable.

This marks an 88% surge from the previous year, solidifying Lynx’s position as an aviation trailblazer.

Jim Sullivan, CEO of Lynx Air, expresses the airline’s commitment, “We are dedicated to bringing ultra-affordable air travel to the west coast, and Vancouver stands as a crucial hub in our network.”

“Launching this route to Orlando is a testament to our commitment to providing more choices in this under-served market.”

“Whether you’re chasing sunshine, exploring theme parks, golfing, or seeking a beach escape, Lynx ensures a stellar flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”

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Vancouver Airport Authority Comments

Russell Atkinson, Director of Air Service Development at Vancouver Airport Authority, warmly welcomes Lynx Air’s new non-stop route to Orlando.

“Canadians seek options for sunny getaways during the winter season, and this new service offers another avenue for travelers to explore Orlando’s attractions or seamlessly connect to cruise destinations like the Bahamas, Caribbean, or Panama Canal.”

Orlando International Airport Comments

Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority, also expresses his enthusiasm, stating, “Orlando International Airport is delighted that Lynx Air recognizes the value of expanding its service to Florida’s most visited destination.”

“The new service between Orlando and Vancouver will undoubtedly bolster the economic and cultural ties between our two communities.”

Lynx’s Route Expansion

Casandra Matej, President and CEO of Visit Orlando, applauds Lynx’s strategic move. “The new direct service from Vancouver, complementing recent routes from Toronto and Calgary, exemplifies Lynx’s dedication to simplifying travel for Canadians heading to Orlando.”

“Budget-conscious visitors will find Lynx’s low-cost airfares particularly appealing, providing an ideal escape from winter temperatures to revel in the sunshine of the theme park capital of the world.”

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