Canada’s first ultra-low cost airline is set for take-off.
NewLeaf Travel, based here in Winnipeg, began accepting flight reservations on Tuesday with fares starting at $89.
Flights will take to the air beginning February 12 with six other destinations across Canada: Halifax, Hamilton, Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Abbotsford.
“We have some introductory fares, including taxes and fees, to Hamilton from Winnipeg for $99 to Kelowna and Abbotsford for $119,” Young tells 680 CJOB.
Young says the fare gets you a seat and a seatbelt and the rest, like baggage, seat selection and other services are add-ons you can choose. According to the airline, the low fares are a result of focusing on smaller airports as well as a ‘simpler point-to-point network which allows for further efficiencies’.
Flights will be operated by Flair Airlines that fly Boeing 737-400 which hold 156 passengers in an all-coach format. Right now they only have two aircrafts but hope to add 13 more within three years.