Turning over a “New Leaf” in the Canadian Airline Industry
The NewLeaf Travel Company recently announced non-stop routes, an online booking system, and fares starting at $89 (inclusive of taxes and fees). “It’s a New Year and we are happy to say 2016 is the year we officially bring affordable travel back to Canada!” said Jim Young, President and CEO of the NewLeaf Travel Company.
As an ultra-low-cost travel company, NewLeaf Travel aims to offer significantly lower base fares and will achieve this through cost-saving measures including their focus on smaller airports as well as a simpler point-to-point network which allows for further efficiencies.
“Most of our main routes feature non-stop flights that aren’t currently offered,” said Mr. 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.” As part of their low-cost model, NewLeaf Travel will enable customers to customize their travel experience by purchasing, among other things, priority boarding, on-board drinks, snacks, carry-on and checked baggage.
Flights booked through NewLeaf Travel will be operated by Flair Airlines Ltd., a Canadian-based airline with experienced crew and pilots that fly Boeing 737-400 passenger jets. In business since 2003, Flair has an impeccable record of safety and service. See more about Flair Airlines at www.Flairair.ca. NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. is a new, privately held, Canadian company headquartered in Winnipeg MB, positioned to provide leisure travellers with low fares and travel options that are unbundled and transparent, only paying for what they want with no surprises.
Customers can now book flights on the NewLeaf Travel website to seven Canadian destinations. Initial departures start on February 12th, 2016 for flights to Halifax, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Kelowna and Abbotsford. Telephone booking service will also be available, for a fee, seven days-a-week from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time at 204-888-BOOK and customer assistance available at 204-888-HELP.
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Bryen Dunn is a freelance journalist based in Toronto with a focus on tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and community issues. He has written several travel articles and has an extensive portfolio of celebrity interviews with musicians, actors and other public personalities. He’s willing to take on any assignments of interest, attend parties with free booze, listen to rants, and travel the world in search of the great unknown. He’s eager to discover the new, remember the past, and look into the future.