LONDON – Lynx Air becomes the newest and latest carrier to enter the Canadian market, with the announcement of its launch happening earlier today.
The new airline is to market itself as “Canada’s newest ultra-affordable airline, on a mission to make Canadian air travel accessible to all”.
The Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier (ULCC) has selected Calgary as its base of operations and intends on announcing routes and schedules very soon.
Commenting on this news was Merren McArthur, the CEO of the carrier who has had past experience in Tigerair Australia, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, and Virgin Australia Cargo:
“We are excited to bring competition and choice to the Canadian aviation market at a time when Canadians are yearning for the opportunity to fly again, whether it be to see friends and family or to take a long-awaited holiday”.
“We have created an ultra-affordable fare structure which is focused on simplicity, transparency, and choice. Our à la carte pricing will empower passengers to pick and pay for the services they want, so they can save money on the trip and spend where it counts – at their destination.”
The airline will launch operations with an all Boeing 737 fleet, with the first three arriving early next year.
By 2028, the airline is expected to have around 46 of the jets via firm orders and lease arrangements.
Also commenting on the news was Brad McMullen, Senior VP of Sales in North America for Boeing who commented on the carrier’s launch:
“Boeing’s newest 737 aircraft enables the lowest cost operation of any aircraft in its market segment, making it a great fit for Lynx Air’s ultra-low-cost business model”.
“Passengers can feel confident in Lynx Air’s choice of modern fleet, knowing this latest generation of aircraft are designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market.”