With Lynx Air, there will be eight Canadian airlines flying to Cancun

Lynx Air announced its landing in Mexico, scheduling daily flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Cancún International Airport (CUN) starting February 15. With this new route, Lynx will become the eighth Canadian airline to operate in Cancun and the Aztec country.

For Lynx Air, Cancun will be its eighteenth destination and the seventh in its international network. During the northern hemisphere winter season, the company will offer services to destinations such as Fort Myers (RSW), Orlando (MCO), Los Angeles (LAX), Las Vegas (LAS), Phoenix (PHX) and Tampa (TPA) in the United States.

As a launch, the airline published tickets at a price of $179 CAD each way, which includes taxes and fees.

Vijay Bathija, chief commercial officer at Lynx, said: “As winter approaches, we know Canadians love traveling south in search of warmer weather and sandy beaches. We are delighted to offer an ultra-affordable option to Cancun, one of Mexico’s most popular sun destinations. By choosing Lynx, Canadians can save on travel and spend more on their sun-soaked getaway.”

It begins on February 15, 2024 with a daily flight on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, with capacity for 189 passengers, providing a weekly offer of 2,646 seats.

However, Lynx Air will compete in the market with other airlines such as Air Canada, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transat, Canada Jetlines, Flair Airlines, Sunwing Airlines and Westjet.

Janik Reigate, Director of Strategic Customer Relations at GTAA, said, “Demand for Cancun remains incredibly high for passengers traveling from Toronto Pearson. “We welcome the new Lynx service as it will give passengers another option to fly to the sunny beaches of Mexico.”

According to the Federal Civil Aviation Agency (AFAC) of Mexico, between January and September 547,221 passengers have traveled to Cancún from Toronto, consolidating this route as the main link between Canada and Mexico.

With the incorporation of Lynx Air, it is expected that the route between Toronto and Cancun will have 87 weekly flights, equivalent to 12 daily flights. This will translate into an offer of more than 19,000 seats per week. Even Air Canada, Air Transat and Westjet will use wide-body aircraft such as the Airbus A330, Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner.

The airline was founded in 2022 as part of growing low-cost competition in Canada following the arrival of Flair Airlines and Swoop. Although, it was previously a charter company called Enerjet (2008-2021) and News & Tours Airlines (2006-2008).

Lynx is part of the IndiGo Partners group, main investor in Frontier, JetSMART, Volaris and Wizz, although Canadian laws prevent it from being financed 100% by foreign capital. Therefore, a large part of its investors are from Canada.

Currently, the company has nine Boeing 737 MAX 9 with a capacity of 189 seats in single class, and another 48 Boeing 737 MAX is pending delivery.

Its domestic destination network includes eleven domestic and seven international destinations, primarily based in Calgary and Toronto.

 Source: Aviacionline