Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Lynx Air has taken delivery of the first of 11 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft under lease from BOC Aviation Limited.
All 11 aircraft are part of the Company’s existing order book and will be powered by CFM LEAP-1B engines. It becomes the seventh Boeing 737 fleet aircraft for the Canadian airline.
“We are delighted to welcome Lynx as a new customer. This delivery will enable the airline to serve its customers with one of the most fuel-efficient and technologically advanced aircraft flying today,” said Robert Martin, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BOC Aviation.
“This transaction demonstrates our ability to provide popular, modern aircraft to our customers, aligned with our strategy of generating long-term sustainable growth.”
“We are thrilled to be receiving our seventh Boeing 737 aircraft, which will enable us to expand our North American network and offer our ultra-affordable fares and great flying experience to more Canadians,” said Merren McArthur, CEO and President of Lynx Air.
“These ultra-efficient and reliable aircraft reduce Lynx’s carbon footprint, making us one of Canada’s most sustainable airlines.”
“We are looking forward to continuing our successful partnership with BOC Aviation and Boeing, as we continue to transform the aviation market in Canada.”
Lynx Air expansion plans
The first delivery of the new batch of Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the latest step in the ongoing expansion plan proposed by Lynx.
In September of last year, the new Canadian low-cost carrier first revealed its major expansion plans for the US market.
Starting in 2023, Lynx Air planned to undertake its largest expansion to date in the US market. This year the airline has progressively secured and expanded both its domestic and cross-border reach.
By Summer 2023, Lynx will be serving 16 destinations across North America with over 240 flights per week. This equates to a capacity of over 45,000 seats.
ACMI aircraft support
Further supplementing the airline as it moves into the peak northern summer demand period, the ACMI specialist organisation Global Crossing Airlines Group, or “GlobalX”, will fly under an ACMI contract for Lynx Air.
The ACMI charter contract set to commence in June 2023 and will remain in effect for 3 months. This move will provide the Canadian airline with extra capacity as it progresses its strong cross-border network expansion plans.
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.
In its first year, the airline achieved the lowest cancellation rate in Canada and was 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.