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Lynx Air unveils new St. John's and Halifax routes

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  •   05-10-2022  5:19 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

Lynx Air unveils new St. John's and Halifax routes
Merren McArthur, president and CEO of Lynx Air. (Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

Ultra-affordable airline Lynx Air has announced major expansion into Atlantic Canada.

This week, the Calgary-based carrier announced the addition of St. John’s, N.L., and Halifax, N.S. routes to its network, creating new and low-cost links to Western Canada.

At a press event on Monday (May 9) in St. John's, Lynx unveiled two St. John's routes that will connect the city to Calgary and Edmonton.

These services are in addition to the previously announced flight service between St. John's and Toronto.

Lynx will launch its inaugural flight to St. John's from Toronto on June 28, 2022.

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It will initially operate two services a week between Toronto and St. John's and had planned to increase to daily services a month later.

Calgary-based Lynx has announced the addition of St. John’s, N.L., and Halifax, N.S. routes to its network. (Lynx Air)

However, the airline has reported that it has seen such strong demand for its St. John's flights that it will expand its services to and from the popular city.

So, as of July 14, Lynx will offer a daily flight to Toronto and will start five through-flights a week from Edmonton to St. John's.

On July 16, Lynx will start operating two through-flights a week from Calgary to St. John's.

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At that point, Lynx will be flying a total of 14 flights a week in and out of St. John's, which is more than 2,646 seats weekly.

The Edmonton and Calgary "through-flights" will operate via Toronto, providing a seamless service with a single boarding pass and the ability to check bags through to the final destination.

The new St. John's flights are now on sale and to celebrate, Lynx is launching a limited time seat sale, offering up to 50 per cent off base fares on all St. John's routes.

The sale will run for 48-hours starting May 9, 2022, at 12 noon NDT and will end on May 11, 2022 at 11:59am NDT. (Click here for complete details). 

"We are excited to be expanding our services to St John's in response to strong demand from travelers," said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air.  "St. John's is clearly a very popular destination, whether it be to explore the stunning coastlines of Newfoundland and Labrador or to take in the colourful iconic streetscapes of historic St. John's."

"Lynx is proud to make this beautiful region accessible to more Canadians with our ultra-affordable fares.  Fares to and from St John's start from as low as $119.00 one way, including taxes."

Here comes Halifax

On Tuesday (May 10), Lynx then announced two Halifax routes, which will also connect the city to Calgary and Edmonton.

These services are in addition to the previously announced services between Halifax and each of Hamilton and Toronto, which will commence on June 29 and June 30 respectively.

As of July 14, Lynx will commence five through-flights a week each way from Calgary to Halifax.

Lynx crew showcase their new uniforms. (Lynx Air)

On July 30, the airline will commence two through-flights a week each way from Edmonton to Halifax. 

At that point, Lynx will be flying a total of 14 flights a week in and out of Halifax, which is more than 2,600 seats weekly.

The Edmonton and Calgary "through-flights" will also operate via Toronto or Hamilton.

Fares to and from Halifax start from as low as $59.00 one way, including taxes.

The new Halifax flights are now on sale and are also subject to a limited-time seat sale, offering up to 50 per cent off base fares on all Halifax routes. 

"Lynx is proud to be bringing competition and choice to beautiful Atlantic Canada," said McArthur "Halifax is Canada's second largest coastal city, and gateway to beautiful Nova Scotia, renowned for its fresh seafood, striking lighthouses and stunning natural landscapes. We are excited to be offering more ultra-affordable travel options for people to visit this wonderful region."

Lynx's full flight schedule includes:

Round Trip Market
Service Starts
Weekly Frequencies
Calgary, AB to Vancouver, BC
April 7, 2022
7x
14x (from May 20)

Calgary, AB to Toronto, ON
April 11, 2022

7x
12 x (from June 28)
Vancouver, BC to Kelowna, BC
April 15, 2022
2x
Calgary, AB to Kelowna, BC
April 15, 2022
2x
3x (from June 29)

Calgary, AB to Winnipeg, MB
April 19, 2022
4x
Vancouver, BC to Winnipeg, MB
April 19, 2022
2x
Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON
April 28, 2022
7x
Toronto, ON to Winnipeg, MB
May 5, 2022
2x
Calgary, AB to Victoria, BC
May 12, 2022
2x
3x (from June 29)
Toronto, ON to St. John's, NL
June 28, 2022
2x
7x (from July 14)

Calgary, AB to Hamilton, ON
June 29, 2022
2x
4x (from July 29)
Hamilton, ON to Halifax, NS
June 29, 2022
2x
Toronto, ON to Halifax, NS
June 30, 2022
3x
5x (from July 30)

Edmonton, AB to Toronto, ON
July 14, 2022
5x
7x (from July 30)
Edmonton, AB to St John's, NL**
July 14, 2022
5x
Calgary, AB to Halifax, NS **
July 14, 2022
5x
Calgary, AB to St John's, NL**
July 16, 2022
2x
Edmonton, AB to Halifax, NS**
July 30, 2022
2x


* Available for a limited time; fares are accurate at the time of release and include taxes and fees; fares vary by destination and date

** Denotes a Through Flight operating via Toronto


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