Meet Lynx: Canada’s new low-cost airline

Lynx Air

Canada’s newest ultra low-cost carrier Lynx Air is the latest addition to the Canadian aviation market. The airline will commence operations from its headquarters at Calgary International Airport (YYC).

“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,” CEO of Lynx Air, Merren McArthur said in a statement dated November 16, 2021. 

According to the statement, the privately owned carrier plans to have a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Lynx has already placed firm orders and lease agreements for 46 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are expected to be delivered over the next seven years. The first three Boeing 737s will arrive in early 2022.

“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,” said Brad McMullen, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The airline has confirmed to AeroTime that it will begin commercial operations in early 2022. However, Lynx Air has yet to announce its routes, schedule plans.

The newly appointed CEO of Lynx Air, Marren McArthur previously served as CEO of ultra low-cost carrier Tigerair Australia, CEO of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines and founding CEO of Virgin Australia Cargo.

Before rebranding to Lynx Air, the airline was called Enerjet. It was a charter airline with headquarters in Calgary, Canada. 

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