Canada's New 'Ultra-Affordable Airline' Takes Off In April & It Keeps Adding More Routes

The airline recently announced a "major expansion" in Ontario. 👇

The interior of a plane. Right: Planes lined up outside an airport.
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The interior of a plane. Right: Planes lined up outside an airport.

If you're looking for cheap flights in Canada, this could be for you! Canada's new "ultra-affordable" airline Lynx Air will be taking off for the first time in April, and it's already announced a "major expansion."

If you haven't heard of it yet, Lynx Air is a new Canadian airline that burst onto the scene back in November 2021.

The company, which is using an "ultra low-cost carrier model," is promising low fares, brand new aircraft and great customer service.

While its first flight doesn't take off until April 7, the airline had already expanded its network to reach six Canadian cities in total: Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Winnipeg, Kelowna and Victoria.

On March 17, it confirmed "a major expansion out of the Toronto region," with four new destinations and five new routes. The airline's destinations now also include Hamilton, Halifax, St. John's and Edmonton.

In a statement, the airline's CEO confirmed that by the end of July 2022, the airline will be operating 92 flights per week in and out of the Toronto area, which is more than 17,000 seats each week.

In February, Lynx Air also added more flights in B.C. and Alberta. Flights between places like Victoria and Calgary start at just $49 one way, while trips between Vancouver and Calgary also start at under $50.

Other cheap routes available for booking right now include Hamilton to Halifax for $59, Toronto to Edmonton for $59, Kelowna to Vancouver for $39 and Toronto to St. John's for $119, among many others.

The carrier's first official flight will go from Calgary to Vancouver on Thursday, April 7.

As the opening date comes closer, the company has been launching flash sales and discounts to encourage travellers to take a trip with Lynx, including one valid right now for travel in April.

When the company launched, the CEO said the cheap fare structure is based on "simplicity, efficiency and empowering customers to pay for what they want and nothing more."

Those who want to venture further than the destinations listed are in luck, too. Lynx Air apparently has plans to expand its routes into the U.S. and eventually even further.

These prices are confirmed at the time of publishing, but they can change at any time.

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This article's cover image was used for illustrative purposes only.

Helena Hanson
Senior Editor
Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Media, leading the Travel and Money teams. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.