Lynx Air To Begin Flights In Canada On April 7

Lynx Air, Canada's newest airline, plans to begin service to five domestic destinations this April before expanding to additional locations during the summer.

Calgary-based Lynx Air announced that it will start flying on April 7, with an inaugural flight taking place between Calgary and Vancouver. The airline will ramp up its schedule from there, flying various routes between Calgary, Toronto, Winnipeg, Kelowna and Vancouver.

Lynx Air is the latest ultra-low carrier to launch in Canada, offering low base fares while charging for extras such as seat selection and carry-on baggage.

Base fares at Lynx Air start at $39 for a one-way ticket between Kelowna and Vancouver. One-way fares between Calgary and Vancouver start at $49, while one-way tickets between Calgary and Toronto cost $69.

Lynx Air is launching in Canada at a time of increased competition in the aviation space. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity for smaller airlines to make gains in the Canadian market, with other carriers such as Flair and WestJet-owned Swoop expanding capacity significantly compared to pre-pandemic levels.