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Consumers’ Association Issues Travel Alert About NewLeaf

Consumers’ Association Issues Travel Alert About NewLeaf

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Jim Young, President and CEO of NewLeaf Travel, speaks to media at a press conference at the James Armstrong Richardson International Airport in Winnipeg, Thursday, June 23, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

Winnipeg-based NewLeaf Travel Company is the subject of a travel alert from the Consumers’ Association of Canada.

“Canadians have recently been forced to deal with arbitrary cancellations and alterations to flight dates and times on thousands of tickets purchased from NewLeaf Travel Company Inc.,” the association said on its website Monday.

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Discount Airline NewLeaf Takes Off from Winnipeg

Discount Airline NewLeaf Takes Off from Winnipeg

NewLeafWINNIPEG — It was a turbulent start for low-cost airline NewLeaf, but the inaugural flights finally took off on Monday at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport.

The Winnipeg-based company held a splashy launch in cities across the country in January, but couldn’t get off the ground after the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) conducted a review of its licensing requirements.

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NewLeaf Cleared to Take to the Skies After CTA Review

NewLeaf Cleared to Take to the Skies After CTA Review

NewLeafA Winnipeg-based ultra-low-cost airline has been cleared for takeoff by the Canadian Transport Agency.

The NewLeaf Travel Company was grounded after a flashy public launch after questions were raised on whether it required a federal license from the CTA to operate.

In a ruling posted to its website late Tuesday, the CTA said, “The Agency determined that resellers — companies who purchase seats from an air carrier and resell them to the public — will not be required to hold an air licence, so long as they do not hold themselves out to the public as being an air carrier that is operating an air service.”

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NewLeaf Halts Takeoff as CTA Reviews Licensing Regulations

NewLeaf Halts Takeoff as CTA Reviews Licensing Regulations

NewLeafCanada’s newest discount airline NewLeaf has postponed its takeoff plans for February 12 as the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) reviews licensing regulations.

The Winnipeg-based airline says it will refund all credit card transactions for reservations that were scheduled to begin on the 12th.

“During this uncertain time, we didn’t want to put anyone with existing bookings at risk, and we wanted to give customers time to make other travel arrangements,” said NewLeaf CEO Jim Young.

The airline launched January 6 with a flashy news conference at Winnipeg’s James Richardson International Airport, promising low airfare and non-stop flights to seven Canadian destinations.

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Don’t Be Fooled by New No-Frills Airline: Currie

Don’t Be Fooled by New No-Frills Airline: Currie

By Roger Currie

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Dean Dacko, Chief Commercial Officer of NewLeaf Travel speaks at a press conference in the arrivals area of the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Officially launched Wednesday, the new low-cost carrier is scheduled to provide initial departures starting February 12, 2016, for non-stop flights to and from Hamilton, Halifax, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Abbotsford. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter Power)

This past week saw what can only be described as a soft launch of a new no-frills airline called NewLeaf. Partnering with a regional carrier based in Kelowna, NewLeaf will service a handful of smaller Canadian airports, including Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon and Hamilton. Hands up if you didn’t know there was a Hamilton airport?

They are advertising one way tickets for as little as $89, but they’re carefully avoiding the word discount. Truth is that $89 could easily end up costing twice that much when you add in all the other charges that can quickly be tacked on. It’s called drip pricing, and NewLeaf is merely following the example of many other airlines who have flown before them.

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New ‘Ultra Low-Cost’ Airline NewLeaf Unveils Fares, Routes

New ‘Ultra Low-Cost’ Airline NewLeaf Unveils Fares, Routes

NewLeafA new Canadian air carrier that promotes itself as being an “ultra low-cost” alternative has unveiled its fares and route plans.

NewLeaf Travel Company will offer non-stop service from Winnipeg, Hamilton, Ont. and Kelowna, B.C. to a number of destinations, servicing seven Canadian cities.

Initial destinations include Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Abbotsford.

“Most of our main routes feature non-stop flights that aren’t currently offered,” said NewLeaf CEO Jim Young. “The ultra low-cost business model we’re using has proven successful around the world, and we’re excited to bring it to Canada.”

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Airline Turns Over New Leaf at Winnipeg Airport

Airline Turns Over New Leaf at Winnipeg Airport

NewLeaf Travel CompanyWINNIPEG — A new airline has launched at the James Richardson International Airport.

NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. is a low-cost carrier that will also offer customers vacation packages, including hotel accommodations, rental vehicles and entertainment.

Besides servicing the Winnipeg market, NewLeaf will also have its headquarters in the city.

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