Lynx Air flights to Orlando take off from Toronto Pearson

Lynx is celebrating with a competition to win a vacation for four in Orlando, Florida

TORONTO, Jan. 27, 2023 /CNW/ – Lynx Air (Lynx) launched its inaugural flight to the United States today, departing from Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and arriving at the new Terminal C at Orlando International Airport (MCO). Canada’s new ultra-affordable airline will operate four direct flights per week between Toronto and Orlando, flying brand-new Boeing 737 aircraft. 

To celebrate Lynx’s inaugural Orlando service, the airline is offering a chance

Lynx Air CEO, Merren McArthur is joined by Greater Toronto Airports Authority VP of Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Karen Mazurkewich for an official ribbon cutting celebration at Toronto Pearson Airport.
Photo Credit Peyton Stikeleather (CNW Group/Lynx Air)
Lynx Air CEO, Merren McArthur is joined by Greater Toronto Airports Authority VP of Stakeholder Relations and Communications, Karen Mazurkewich for an official ribbon cutting celebration at Toronto Pearson Airport. Photo Credit Peyton Stikeleather (CNW Group/Lynx Air)

to win a vacation package for four, including flights, accommodation, and passes to Orlando theme parks.  Lynx is also launching a limited-time seat sale, offering up to 50% off base fares for flights from Toronto to Orlando, using the promo code: FLYUSA. Fares start from as low as $109* inclusive of taxes and fees.  The sale starts on January 27 and ends at 11:59 PM EST January 30, 2023.  For complete sale and contest details, and to book an ultra-affordable fare, visit flylynxUSA.com.

“Lynx Air took to the Canadian skies for the very first time just over nine months ago, and we are excited to be already expanding across the border into the USA.  The choice of Orlando as our first US destination was easy – it is a very popular holiday spot for Canadians, with its famous theme parks, world-class golf, and great weather of course!” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx.  “We are thrilled to offer an ultra-affordable option to travel between Toronto and Orlando. Whether you are traveling for a holiday in sunny Florida or to visit family and friends, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.” 

“Lynx Air has been a valued partner of Pearson’s since April of 2022, offering service from Pearson to six Canadian destinations,” said Janik Reigate, Director of Strategic Customer Relationships at the Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We’re delighted to partner with them on this expansion of service, which is their first to the United States, so that our valued passengers have more options, whether they’re looking to explore Canada or visit Orlando.”

“Lynx Air’s decision to make Orlando its first American destination says a lot about the strength of the Canadian market and its ties to Central Florida,” says Kevin Thibault, Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority. “Orlando International (MCO) is pleased to be the first U.S. airport to welcome Lynx Air as it expands its operations internationally.”

“Lynx is launching new direct flight services to Orlando at the perfect time, ahead of popular booking periods, including March Break,” said Casandra Matej, president and CEO for Visit Orlando. “Low-cost air carriers like Lynx are especially appealing for families and visitors on a budget, who we know are looking to escape the chilly winter temperatures and enjoy the sunshine in the world’s theme park capital.”

Lynx’s US network will continue to expand over the next few weeks, with the planned launch of services out of Calgary to Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. In total, Lynx will be operating over 5,000 seats to and from the US, giving Canadians an affordable option to visit some of the most popular sun destinations south of the border.

Lynx’s US schedule:

Flight No.Effective DateFrequencyDepartureStationArrivalStation
Y9 60527-JAN-23MON-WED-FRI-SUNYYZMCO
Y9 70527-JAN-23MON-WED-FRI-SUNMCOYYZ
Y9 61707-FEB-23TUE-THU-SATYYCPHX
Y9 71207-FEB-23TUE-THU-SATPHXYYC
Y9 61516-FEB-23TUE-THU-SATYYCLAX
Y9 70216-FEB-23TUE-THU-SATLAXYYC
Y9 60124-FEB-23MON-WED-FRI-SUNYYCLAS
Y9 70224-FEB-23MON-WED-FRI-SUNLASYYC

Please note that dates are subject to change. Visit the website for full schedule details.

* Available for a limited time; fares are accurate at the time of release and include taxes and fees, restrictions apply.

About Lynx Air 

Lynx Air (Lynx), Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, is on a mission to make air travel accessible to all, with ultra-affordable fares and a customer-focused flying experience. The airline was recently awarded Youngest Fleet in North America by ch-aviation.  Lynx operates a brand-new fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, bringing an elevated customer experience to low-cost travel in Canada.  These ultra-efficient and reliable aircraft reduce Lynx’s carbon footprint, making Lynx one of Canada’s most sustainable airlines. Lynx is a privately owned Canadian airline with the financial backing and industry expertise required to transform the Canadian aviation landscape.

Visit FlyLynx.com or connect with Lynx on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to learn more.

The sky could be the limit for Canadore College Aviation students

Air Force Visits Canadore Colleg

Royal Canadian Air Force visits Canadore College Aviation Campus in North Bay

North Bay Nipissing News

Thursday, January 26, 2023

It’s not every day the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) comes to a college campus, let alone bring along some well-known aircraft, but the RCAF was recently at Canadore College’s Aviation Campus in North Bay. 

Aviation students, as well as some secondary school students, got the opportunity for an up-close look at a CF-18 fighter jet and a CH-147 Chinook helicopter.

CF-18

Students get up-close look at CF-18 fighter jet, CH-147 Chinook helicopter

“We had a fantastic visit to Canadore College,” said Brig.-Gen. Mark Goulden. “We were very impressed with the quality of the programs Canadore provides, the enthusiasm of the students and the professionalism of the staff and professors. The RCAF is eager to offer rewarding and challenging opportunities to any Canadore graduate interested in an aircraft maintenance career. In addition to excellent benefits, the experiences you can have with the RCAF are something you just won’t find anywhere else.”

“I had the pleasure of meeting with Brig.-Gen. Goulden to discuss recruitment and collaboration opportunities. A big thank you to the RCAF Air Attractions Team for bringing the CF-18 and Chinook helicopter to Canadore’s Aviation Campus,” said president and CEO George Burton. “For our aviation students, it was a chance to learn about the wonderful career paths available in the RCAF. Hopefully next time the weather will co-operate and we can provide the same experience to more secondary school students in the North Bay area.”

“The students toured the aircraft and were able to speak directly with the pilots and the crew responsible for maintaining the aircraft,” said Brett Chadwick, professor and co-ordinator of aviation and aerospace technology. “There is a huge opportunity right now for young people interested in this career, both locally and within the military. I don’t think I’ve ever seen them this excited.”

“It was impressive because this was the closest I’ve been to a military aircraft, being able to inspect it,” said Felipe Gottardo, a second-year aircraft maintenance student from Brazil. “We don’t focus on military aircraft here [in class], but we can associate some of the things that we learn.”

For more information about Canadore College’s Aviation Programs, visit canadorecollege.ca/aviation.

Canadian North New Route – Yellowknife and Calgary

Starting Tuesday, February 14, 2023
New Direct Route – Between Yellowknife and Calgary!

Traveling North has never been so easy – direct flights from Calgary to Yellowknife and increased services from Edmonton to Yellowknife are now live!

We are excited to announce new round trip flights operating 7 days a week on our own Boeing 737-300 and 737-700 all passenger aircraft, providing more capacity for our travellers to fly comfortably.

And since we’re known for our legendary northern hospitality, we simply couldn’t stop there: we’re offering complimentary hot inflight meal and beverage service, plus a free checked bag!