Lynx Air is a Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier based in Calgary, Alberta. It previously operated as Enerjet and was rebranded as Lynx Air on November 16, 2021. The first flight under the Lynx Air name took place on April 7, 2022, operating from Calgary International Airport to Vancouver International Airport.

Lynx Air
Lynx Air Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Y9 DAT DAUNTLESS[1]
Founded
  • 2006; 16 years ago (2006)
    (as New Air & Tours)
  • October 20, 2008; 13 years ago (2008-10-20)
    (as Enerjet)
  • November 16, 2021; 7 months ago (2021-11-16)
    (as Lynx Air)
Commenced operationsApril 7, 2022; 2 months ago (2022-04-07)
(as Lynx Air)
Operating basesCalgary International Airport
Fleet size3
Destinations9
HeadquartersCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Key peopleMerren McArthur (President & CEO)
Websitewww.flylynx.com

HistoryEdit

EnerjetEdit

Enerjet was originally formed in 2006 by a small group of entrepreneurs addressing what they perceived to be a gap in the service provided by Canada's major airlines, WestJet and Air Canada in "middle Canada".[2] It was initially known as New Air & Tours until 20 October 2008, when New Air & Tours revealed their name and corporate logo to be styled as Enerjet.[3] Enerjet was founded by nine individuals, including Tim Morgan, the former senior vice president of WestJet.[4] On 28 November 2008, Enerjet received an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and Air Operators License issued by the Canadian Transportation Agency.[5] In late 2021, Enerjet rebranded as Lynx Air.

Lynx AirEdit

Lynx Air was launched on November 16, 2021, with plans to begin flying in the first quarter of 2022.[6] During the announcement, the airline made commitments for up to 46 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft over the next seven years to meet the anticipated demand, with deliveries starting in early 2022, and that it would follow the low-cost carrier model for its operations.[7] The airline additionally announced it would initially operate domestic routes with plans to later add international destinations. On April 7, 2022, Lynx Air's first flights launched.[8]

ManagementEdit

Merren McArthur is the airline's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She previously served as CEO for both Tigerair Australia and Virgin Australia Regional Airlines, and founding CEO of Virgin Australia Cargo.[6]

Vijay Bathija is the airline's Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), with prior experience at Etihad Airways and Air Canada Rouge.[6]

Tim Morgan is the airline's Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Founder. He previously served as Senior Vice President of WestJet, with additional prior experience at Morgan Air LLP/Air Partners/Aircraft Works, and Lynx's predecessor Enerjet.[6]

Michael Holditch is the airline's Chief Financial Officer (CFO),[6] reprising his role of CFO from Enerjet.[9]

DestinationsEdit

As of June 2022, Lynx Air operates to the following destinations:

Country (Province) City Airport Start date End date Notes Refs
Canada (Alberta) Calgary Calgary International Airport April 7, 2022 Present Base [10]
Edmonton Edmonton International Airport July 14, 2022 Future [11]
Canada (British Columbia) Kelowna Kelowna International Airport April 15, 2022 Present [10]
Vancouver Vancouver International Airport April 7, 2022 Present [10]
Victoria Victoria International Airport May 12, 2022 Present [12]
Canada (Manitoba) Winnipeg Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport April 19, 2022 Present [10]
Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador) St. John's St. John's International Airport June 28, 2022 Present [13]
Canada (Nova Scotia) Halifax Halifax Stanfield International Airport June 29, 2022 Present [13]
Canada (Ontario) Hamilton John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport June 29, 2022 Present [13]
Toronto Toronto Pearson International Airport April 11, 2022 Present [10]

FleetEdit

CurrentEdit

As of April 2022, Lynx Air operates the following aircraft:[14][15]

Lynx Air fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Boeing 737 MAX 8 3 54 189
Total 3 54

PreviousEdit

As Enerjet, the airline previously operated the following aircraft:[16]

Lynx Air former fleet
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Notes
Boeing 737-700 7 2008 2017
Boeing 737-800 1 2011 2011 Leased from Transavia
1 2013 2014

Fleet developmentEdit

As Enerjet, the airline operated a fleet of Boeing 737-700 aircraft for its charter operations, with a single 737-800 leased from Transavia on occasion, before the 737-700s were retired by 2017. Following Enerjet's subsequent transformation from chartered to scheduled operations and rebranding as Lynx Air in November 2021, the airline announced that it had ordered 46 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft for delivery through 2028.[7] In March 2022, the airline announced it had ordered an additional 11 737 MAX 8s.[17]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Canadian ICAO Designators" (PDF). navcanada.ca. Nav Canada. Retrieved February 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Jang, Brent (November 24, 2008). "Will Enerjet fly". The Globe and Mail.
  3. ^ "NewAir and Tours reveal new name, Enerjet!". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2008.
  4. ^ "Financial Post". financialpost. Archived from the original on October 22, 2008.
  5. ^ "Enerjet Achieves Regulatory Approvals". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 12, 2008.
  6. ^ a b c d e "Watch the sky". Lynx Air. Archived from the original on November 16, 2021. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  7. ^ a b Stephenson, Amanda (November 16, 2021). "New ultra-low-cost carrier, Lynx Air, will launch from Calgary". CP24. Retrieved November 17, 2021.
  8. ^ Klisaukaite, Vyte (April 8, 2022). "Canada's new low-cost airline Lynx Air launches operations". AeroTime Hub. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  9. ^ "Charter Airline Enerjet Names New Chief Financial Officer" (Press release). Aviator. December 16, 2015. Retrieved May 20, 2022.
  10. ^ a b c d e Casey, David (January 20, 2022). "Lynx Air To Serve Five Canadian Destinations". Routes. Retrieved January 20, 2022.
  11. ^ "Lynx Air announces major expansion out of Halifax". Lynx Air (Press release). Cision. May 10, 2022. Retrieved July 4, 2022.
  12. ^ "Lynx Air's network continues to bloom as it adds Victoria, BC as its sixth destination" (Press release). GlobeNewswire News Room. February 15, 2022.
  13. ^ a b c Silvestre, Irish Mae (March 17, 2022). "'Ultra affordable' Lynx Air is expanding in the Toronto region". Daily Hive News. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  14. ^ "Canadian Civil Aircraft Register: Quick Search Result for 1263343 Alberta Inc". Transport Canada. Retrieved June 30, 2022.
  15. ^ "Lynx Air Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. April 8, 2022. Retrieved May 19, 2022.
  16. ^ "Enerjet Fleet Details and History". Planespotters.net. Retrieved February 15, 2022.
  17. ^ Waldron, Greg (March 2, 2022). "BOC Aviation buys 11 737 Max 8s headed to Canadian start-up Lynx". FlightGlobal. DVV Media Group. Retrieved May 19, 2022.

External linksEdit

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