It was a water-cannon welcome to Victoria for Canada’s newest “ultra-affordable” airline, in a celebration that marked its inaugural arrival.
On Thursday, Lynx Air landed at Victoria International Airport, before departing and taking to the skies to commence twice-weekly return services to Calgary International Airport.
Lynx is currently flying between the two cities twice per week—but by late June, it’s expanding to three times a week to offer over 1,000 seats on the popular route.
“We are excited to be bringing our ultra-affordable fares to the community of Victoria and Vancouver Island,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx Air.
According to the airline, flights from Victoria to Calgary and vice-versa start at $49 one way—totalling under $100 round-trip.
But to celebrate its first flight into BC’s capital, Lynx says it’s offering a limited-time seat sale, with 50% off all base fares to and from Victoria until 11:59 a.m. this Saturday.
Victoria Airport Authority CEO Geoff Dickson says Lynx’s services come at the tail-end of the pandemic, with people eager to get out, explore and travel again.
“As the economy begins to reopen, we are pleased to see Lynx introduce service between Calgary and Victoria,” said Dickson.
“An ultra-low-cost airline like Lynx will offer affordable travel options for our community and provide opportunities for travellers to explore the beauty and culture of Victoria.”
In addition to Victoria and Calgary, the airline travels coast to coast, stopping in cities like Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax, and St. John’s.
Lynx says its fleet features brand-new, fuel-efficient Boeing 737’s with plans to grow to more than 46 aircraft over the next seven years.
Tickets are on sale now at FlyLynx.com.