The Canadian aviation industry has seen the rise and fall of many airlines across the decades. A new player has decided to step up to the plate and test its durability in the airline market. Introducing NewLeaf Travel Company, an ultra-low-cost Canadian airline that will operate between what’s termed second-tier airports.
Following the motto, “Low Fare. Here to There.”, NewLeaf aims to change the way Canadians travel across Canada. The company hopes to follow the success of its European counterparts, such as Ryanair and easyJet. Ticket prices are listed completely unbundled, meaning the paid airfare gets you a seat and a seatbelt. From there, the passenger can create the trip they want, whether it’s priority boarding and a gin and tonic or checked luggage and an aisle seat.
NewLeaf begins flying non-stop on February 12th, 2016 between the following airports:
- Halifax, N.S.
- Hamilton, Ont.
- Winnipeg, Man.
- Regina, Sask.
- Saskatoon, Sask.
- Abbotsford, B.C.
- Kelowna, B.C.
The cheapest tickets will begin at $89, between Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon and Abbotsford, while the most expensive flight is priced at $149 to travel from Hamilton to Kelowna. In addition to the ticket price, passengers will be charged a fee for each add-on: carry-on baggage, seat selection, priority boarding and in-flight snacks. All ticket prices and travel options can be found on their website.