Lynx Air made its inaugural flight on Thursday, the latest entrant into Canada’s increasingly crowded budget airline market.
The Boeing 737 Max Jetliner, a low-cost carrier, took off from Calgary on Thursday and landed in Vancouver later in the morning.
Low cost airline Lynx to offer Calgary, Halifax flights outside of Hamilton
Chief executive Maren MacArthur said Calgary-based Links, formerly known as Energet, aims to operate about 90 flights a week on nine routes by June and double the number of trips by August, across Canada.
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A number of ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCCs) have been building since the summer to compete with Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Limited – and with each other – especially for domestic flights and solar destinations.
Enerjet has rebranded itself as Lynx Air, with plans to take flight in early 2022
Flair Airlines landed a plane a year ago, but expects to have 20,737 aircraft in its fleet by the end of June.
Meanwhile, WestJet budget subsidiary Soup is expanding, unveiling nine new routes outside Edmonton in November.
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