Lynx Air, Canada’s newest ultra-low-cost carrier, is the most recent enter into the Canadian aviation sector. The airline’s headquarters will be at Calgary International Airport, where it will begin operations (YYC).
“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,” CEO of Lynx Air, Merren McArthur said in a statement dated November 16, 2021.
The privately-owned carrier intends to have a fleet of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, according to the statement. Lynx has made definite orders and lease agreements for 46 Boeing 737 MAX planes, which will be delivered over the next seven years. Early in 2022, the first three Boeing 737s will arrive.
“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,” said Brad McMullen, Senior Vice President of Sales, North America, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
Lynx Air has yet to reveal its route map, schedule, or debut date.
Lynx Air has been contacted by AeroTime for comment.
Marren McArthur, the newly appointed CEO of Lynx Air, formerly served as the CEO of Tigerair Australia, the CEO of Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, and the founding CEO of Virgin Australia Cargo.
The airline used to be known as Enerjet until changing its name to Lynx Air. It was a charter airline based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.