Lynx Air launches new service between Toronto and Fort Myers

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

Canadian ultra-low-cost airline Lynx Air, has widened its transborder offerings with the inauguration of its first flight to the Fort Myers area.

The inaugural flight from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) to Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) departed on December 1.

Toronto to Fort Myers

Lynx Air is now set to operate four flights per week between Toronto and Fort Myers, solidifying its commitment to providing accessible travel options.

The route will be serviced by the carrier’s Boeing 737 fleet.

This launch is a strategic move in Lynx’s ongoing expansion plan for the winter months. Already a key player in the Canadian market with flights to Orlando, Tampa Bay, Phoenix, and Los Angeles, Lynx now adds Fort Myers to its impressive list of destinations.

Lynx’s Impressive Seat Milestone

Picture this: Lynx now flies more than 21,500 seats per week across its North American network to and from Toronto.


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This represents a staggering growth of over 250 per cent from the previous year, showcasing the airline’s skyrocketing success.

This summer, Lynx established a pilot and cabin crew base in Toronto, generating 101 new jobs—a testament to its commitment to growth and customer satisfaction.

A Lynx Air 737 in flight.
Photo Credit: Lynx Air.

Toronto’s Travel Renaissance

Vijay Bathija, Lynx Air’s Chief Commercial Officer, shares insights into the airline’s success story. “Toronto has emerged as our fastest-growing hub, primarily due to a longstanding gap in affordable air travel options,”

Bathija states. He further emphasizes Lynx’s dedication to making travel accessible and enjoyable, noting that the airline is the sole low-cost carrier connecting Toronto and Fort Myers.

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Kurush Minocher, Executive Director of Customer Experience and Airline Relations at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, expresses pride in being a part of Lynx’s substantial growth.

“Fort Myers will be Lynx’s fifth transborder destination from Toronto, providing our passengers with increased choice to this top warm weather destination,” he noted.

Southwest Florida International Airport

Ben Siegel, Executive Director of the Lee County Port Authority, extends a warm welcome to Lynx Air from Southwest Florida International Airport.

He emphasizes the significance of Lynx’s nonstop flight from Toronto to Fort Myers, providing a low-cost option for travelers seeking the perfect blend of affordability and enjoyment.

“Today, Lynx launches its first nonstop flight into Fort Myers from Toronto, Canada (YYZ), a popular destination for residents and visitors coming to Southwest Florida, which will be a great new low-cost option for travelers to enjoy,” said Ben Siegel.

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