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.
|Commenced operations||April 7, 2022 |
(as Lynx Air)
|Operating bases||Calgary International Airport|
|Headquarters||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Key people||Merren McArthur (President & CEO)|
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". 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. Enerjet was founded by nine individuals, including Tim Morgan, the former senior vice president of WestJet. On 28 November 2008, Enerjet received an Air Operators Certificate (AOC) and Air Operators License issued by the Canadian Transportation Agency. In late 2021, Enerjet rebranded as Lynx Air.
Lynx Air was launched on November 16, 2021, with plans to begin flying in the first quarter of 2022. 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. 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.
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.
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.
As of June 2022[update], 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|||
|Edmonton||Edmonton International Airport||July 14, 2022||—||Future|||
|Canada (British Columbia)||Kelowna||Kelowna International Airport||April 15, 2022||Present|||
|Vancouver||Vancouver International Airport||April 7, 2022||Present|||
|Victoria||Victoria International Airport||May 12, 2022||Present|||
|Canada (Manitoba)||Winnipeg||Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport||April 19, 2022||Present|||
|Canada (Newfoundland and Labrador)||St. John's||St. John's International Airport||June 28, 2022||Present|||
|Canada (Nova Scotia)||Halifax||Halifax Stanfield International Airport||June 29, 2022||Present|||
|Canada (Ontario)||Hamilton||John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport||June 29, 2022||Present|||
|Toronto||Toronto Pearson International Airport||April 11, 2022||Present|||
|Boeing 737 MAX 8||3||54||189|
As Enerjet, the airline previously operated the following aircraft:
|Boeing 737-800||1||2011||2011||Leased from Transavia|
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. In March 2022, the airline announced it had ordered an additional 11 737 MAX 8s.
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