Lynx Air (Lynx) launched its inaugural flight to the United States on Jan. 27, departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and arriving at the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport (MCO).
The carrier will operate four direct flights per week between Toronto and Orlando, flying brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft.
Lynx Air CEO, Merren McArthur said: “Lynx Air took to the Canadian skies for the very first time just over nine months ago, and we are excited to be already expanding across the border into the USA. The choice of Orlando as our first US destination was easy – it is a very popular holiday spot for Canadians, with its famous theme parks, world-class golf, and great weather of course!”
And McArthur added: “We are thrilled to offer an ultra-affordable option to travel between Toronto and Orlando. Whether you are traveling for a holiday in sunny Florida or to visit family and friends, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”
Janik Reigate, Director of Strategic Customer Relationships at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, noted that: “Lynx Air has been a valued partner of Pearson’s since April of 2022, offering service from Pearson to six Canadian destinations. We’re delighted to partner with them on this expansion of service, which is their first to the United States, so that our valued passengers have more options, whether they’re looking to explore Canada or visit Orlando.”
Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation, said that: “Lynx Air’s decision to make Orlando its first American destination says a lot about the strength of the Canadian market and its ties to Central Florida. Orlando International (MCO) is pleased to be the first U.S. airport to welcome Lynx Air as it expands its operations internationally.”
Casandra Matej, president and CEO for Visit Orlando, said: “Lynx is launching new direct flight services to Orlando at the perfect time, ahead of popular booking periods, including March Break. Low-cost air carriers like Lynx are especially appealing for families and visitors on a budget, who we know are looking to escape the chilly winter temperatures and enjoy the sunshine in the world’s theme park capital.”
Lynx’s US network will continue to expand over the next few weeks, with the planned launch of services out of Calgary to Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. In total, Lynx will be operating over 5,000 seats to and from the US, giving Canadians an affordable option to visit some of the most popular sun destinations south of the border.
For more, go to www.FlyLynx.com
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Lynx Air CEO, Merren McArthur is joined by Greater Toronto Airports Authority VP of Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Karen Mazurkewich for an official ribbon cutting celebration at Toronto Pearson Airport.
Photo credit: Peyton Stikeleather