RICHMOND, APRIL 7, 2022 – Vancouver International Airport is thrilled to be the first Canadian airport to welcome a Lynx Air (Lynx) commercial flight today. Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline departed Calgary at 11:15 a.m. and arrived safely at Vancouver International Airport at 11:51 a.m..
Lynx is currently offering service to ten destinations across Canada, including Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Halifax and St. John’s. Lynx’s fleet is comprised of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, each carrying up to 189 passengers. Lynx has firm orders and lease agreements in place for a total of 46 aircraft over the next seven years.
The aircraft was welcomed at Vancouver International Airport by members of Musqueam Indian Band and YVR President and CEO Tamara Vrooman.
"Lynx Air starting service is an exciting day for the Canadian aviation and tourism industry,” said Vrooman. “As YVR prepares for a busy summer travel season, we know Canadians want options when it comes to connecting with other parts of this massive country. We are excited to work with Lynx Air to provide another choice for travellers and to bring its innovative business model to YVR.”
By the end of May, Lynx Air will be flying 50 flights per week in and out of Vancouver, which is more than 9,400 seats.
“We are on a mission to help make air travel accessible to everyone,” says Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx. “Today’s inaugural flight marks a significant achievement for our team, as well as the millions of travellers who are eager to explore the cities they love and re-connect with friends and family. This ultra-low cost air travel model is appealing to travelers, because it gives them the choice to pay only for the amenities they choose, without compromising on safety or service.”
Lynx’s service at YVR includes:
About Lynx Air
Lynx Air (Lynx), is Canada’s leading ultra-affordable airline and is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all, with low fares, a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft and great customer service. Lynx is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to transform the Canadian aviation landscape. To learn more visit Lynxair.com or find us on social media @Lynx_Air.
Ultra-reliable and energy-efficient, Lynx Air’s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft are serviced by one of the most experienced teams in the business. The aircraft offer advanced aerodynamics, highly efficient engines and upgrades to the airframe and flight systems. All Lynx aircraft meet the highest internationally certified safety standards and are certified by Transport Canada.
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