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NewLeaf Temporarily Suspends Some Flights Out of Winnipeg

September 16, 2016 7:56 PM | News

NewLeafWINNIPEG — Just weeks after taking to the skies, discount airline NewLeaf has halted some flights out of Winnipeg and other Canadian cities.

Flights from Winnipeg to Victoria will be temporarily suspended from November until mid-December due to lower customer demand than originally anticipated.

NewLeaf got up in the air at the end of July after a rocky start due to regulatory delays.

The company doesn’t operate the flights directly, but instead relies on third party air carrier Flair Airlines out of Kelowna, B.C. NewLeaf acts as a reseller for seats on their aircraft at a discounted rate to compete with WestJet and Air Canada.

Winnipeg-based NewLeaf was supposed to start flying in January, but was delayed amid the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) launching a licensing review of the company’s operations to do business as a reseller.