NewLeaf Travel, Canada’s latest entrant into the discount airfare seller market is back to wooing travellers with their $79 one-way base-level flights, after a turbulent few months.
“We’ve worked long and hard to get to this point and it looks like the Canadian public was patiently waiting for us,” NewLeaf CEO and president Jim Young told Yahoo Canada Finance. “We’re selling tickets as we speak, in fact the demand is above expectations as of this moment and we’re only about two hours into it.”
The Winnipeg-based company, which sells flights operated by partner Flair Airlines to Halifax, Moncton, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Kelowna, Kamloops, Fort St. John, Abbotsford and Victoria, is planning to be sky-bound on July 25.
NewLeaf hit its first snag in January this year when it started selling flights scheduled for mid-February. About ten days later, passenger rights advocate Gabor Lukacs expressed some concerns over whether or not NewLeaf needed a license to operateRead More »from NewLeaf re-launches, hopes to break legacy of ultra low cost airline failure