NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. on June 23, 2016 announced it will resume sales with ultra low fares and an expanded route map. Customers will be able to book flights on the NewLeaf Travel Company website (GoNewLeaf.ca) to/from an expanded list of 12 Canadian cities: Halifax, Moncton, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Fort St. John, Abbotsford and Victoria. The first flights will take off July 25, 2016.
In March 2016, the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) completed its review of licensing regulations and determined that, as a reseller of air services, NewLeaf Travel Company is not required to hold an airline license. Flights booked through NewLeaf will be operated by Flair Airlines, a licensed Canadian airline with an experienced crew and pilots flying Boeing 737‐400 passenger jets.
As an ultra‐low cost travel company, NewLeaf will work with Flair Airlines (above) to offer base fares that are significantly less than other Canadian carriers. It will achieve this through cost‐saving measures such as operating out of airports with lower landing fees; flying a simple point‐to‐point network with minimal time between flights; and offering customers à la carte purchase of options such as carry-on and checked baggage, priority boarding, and call centre assistance for a fee.
NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. is a privately-held Canadian company headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Photo: Flair Air Boeing 737-4B6 C-FLER (msn 24573) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 911648.
NewLeaf route map: