Canada’s new low-cost airline Lynx Air launches operations

Lynx Air

Canada’s startup carrier Lynx Air has launched operations, making its entry into Canada’s growing ultra-low-cost carrier market. 

The airline’s Boeing 737 MAX 8, registered as C-GJSL, took off from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and touched down at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on April 7, 2022, marking its first inaugural flight. 

Lynx is currently offering flights to nine destinations across Canada, including Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax, Kelowna, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Victoria, and Hamilton.  

The new startup airline joins the competition against other budget airlines in Canada such as Sunwing Airlines, Flair Airlines, Air Canada Rouge, Porter Airlines, Swoop Airlines and soon to be launched Canada Jetlines (JETMF).  

Lynx Air operates three Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. In 2021, the airline placed firm orders and lease agreements for 46 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which are expected to be delivered over the next seven years. 

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

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