Travel Agent Appreciation

Lynx Air Set To Take Off In Canada

Merren McArthur Named Carrier’s CEO

Lynx Air (Lynx) has arrived.

Billing itself as Canada’s newest “ultra-affordable airline,” Lynx is on a mission to make Canadian air travel accessible to all, with low fares, a fleet of brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft and great customer service.

The carrier will adopt the ultra-low-cost model that has revolutionized air travel across Europe and the United States, offering low fares, flexibility and choice.

It has picked Calgary as its headquarters and plans to announce routes and schedules soon.

Merren McArthur has been named CEO of Lynx; she previously served as CEO of ultra-low-cost carrier Tigerair Australia; CEO of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines; and as founding CEO of Virgin Australia Cargo.

McArthur said of Lynx’s arrival: “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.”

She continued: “We have created an ultra-affordable fare structure which is focused on simplicity, transparency and choice. Our à la carte pricing will empower passengers to pick and pay for the services they want, so they can save money on the trip and spend where it counts – at their destination.”

Lynx will operate a fleet of Boeing’s newest 737 aircraft, featuring leading-edge fuel-efficient technology.

The airline has firm orders and lease agreements in place for a total of 46 aircraft over the next seven years to meet anticipated demand. The first three Boeing 737s will arrive in early 2022.

Brad McMullen, senior vice president of sales, North America, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, said that: “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.”

McMullen continued: “Passengers can feel confident in Lynx Air’s choice of modern fleet, knowing this latest generation of aircraft are designed to offer the greatest flexibility, reliability and efficiency in the single-aisle market.”

Lynx is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to transform the Canadian aviation landscape.

For more on Lynx, go to .

Posted in Airlines, Canada, COVID-19, News