LONDON – Canadian ultra-low-cost airline Lynx Air (Lynx) has launched its inaugural flight from Calgary to Phoenix today.
The service will operate thrice weekly from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) aboard the airlines brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft.
“We are excited to be launching our very first flight to Phoenix at such a festive time of the year, with the city hosting the world’s largest golf tournament as well as the Super Bowl this week,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx.
US network expansion
Lynx’s expansion into the US started in late January, with its inaugural flight from Toronto to Orlando.
Its US network will continue to expand over the next few weeks, with the planned launch of services out of Calgary to Los Angeles and Las Vegas.
In total, Lynx will be operating over 5,000 seats to and from the US, giving Canadians an affordable option to visit some of the most popular sun destinations south of the border.
Phoenix is a very popular holiday destination for Canadians, explains CEO MacArthur. “We are thrilled to partner with Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport, the most central airport in Phoenix, providing easy access to the city’s major attractions.”
The Canadian carrier’s US expansion plan seems to have progressed well, and Calgary Airport stakeholders reinforced this in their comments. The reciprocal travel from the States into Canada will also bear fruit for the Canadian tourism industry.
“In under a year, Lynx Air has expanded its route offerings out of YYC to include three of the most popular U.S. destinations. The new routes are a testament to the tremendous success Lynx has seen in its YYC operations”
“We are thrilled with the strength of our collaboration and look forward to continuing to support Lynx’s growth and expansion,” said Chris Miles, Vice President, Operations & Infrastructure for The Calgary Airport Authority.
“Tourism Calgary is pleased that Lynx Air is adding more air connectivity to Phoenix. Additional air options that enable U.S. travellers to reach us easily and affordably help to support our visitor economy and highlight Calgary as a destination of choice,” said Cindy Ady, CEO Tourism Calgary.
Ron Price, President & CEO, Visit Phoenix added the perspective from the US side:
“Tourism is essential to our economy in Phoenix, and with Sky Harbor being the gateway to the Southwest, the addition of Lynx Air’s service from Phoenix to Calgary not only bolsters our impact in aviation and growth as a region, but also drives home our commitment to a truly global presence.”
About Lynx Air
Lynx Air (Lynx), Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, says that it is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all, with ultra-affordable fares and a customer-focused flying experience.
The airline was recently 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.