November 16 2021  |  Airline & Terminal News

Calgary-based Lynx Air to fly in early 2022

By Rick Lundstrom

Today, Lynx Air announced its launch as Canada’s newest airline, with low fares, a fleet of new 737 aircraft and an emphasis on customer service.

Lynx will adopt the ultra low-cost carrier model offering low fares, flexibility and choice. The airline has selected Calgary as its headquarters and plans to announce routes and schedules soon.

Lynx will operate a fleet of Boeing’s newest 737 aircraft. The airline has firm orders and lease agreements in place for a total of 46 aircraft over the next seven years to meet anticipated demand. The first three 737s will arrive in early 2022.

Merren McArthur has been named CEO of Lynx. She has served as CEO of ultra low-cost carrier Tigerair Australia, CEO of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and founding CEO of 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,” McArthur said, in today's announcement. “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.”

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