Cleared for Takeoff: Discount Airline NewLeaf to Begin Flights July 25

Cleared for Takeoff: Discount Airline NewLeaf to Begin Flights July 25

NewLeafWINNIPEG — NewLeaf Travel will finally take to the skies after a turbulent launch earlier this year.

The Winnipeg-based low-cost airline will begin flights on July 25. NewLeaf will service 12 destinations, including Halifax, Moncton, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Fort St. John, Abbotsford, and Victoria.

“We are excited to resume operations as people plan their summer vacations,” said Jim Young, president and CEO of NewLeaf Travel Company. “We know Canadians have been waiting for this service and are delighted to increase their travel options by offering more flights to more destinations, with fares as low as $79.”

NewLeaf was grounded after a flashy public launch in January after questions were raised on whether it required a federal license from the Canadian Transport Agency to operate.

The CTA ruled in the airline’s favour in late March, however, an appeal to that decision by air passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs remains before the courts.

All flights will be operated by Kelowna-based Flair Airlines, which flies Boeing 737-400 aircraft.


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