Lynx Air Will Cease Operations on February 25th

by Anthony Losanno
Lynx Air

Advertiser Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat earns an affiliate commission for anyone approved through the links below. This compensation may impact how and where links appear on this site. We work to provide the best publicly available offers to our readers. We frequently update them, but this site does not include all available offers.

I’ve been wanting to try Lynx Air for some time as I’ve seen the planes parked at Tampa International Airport (TPA). I’ve written about the Canadian low-cost carrier in the past and was hoping to fly them in the near future. Unfortunately, that looks like it won’t happen as the airline announced yesterday that it is ceasing operations this Sunday, February 25th.

In a tweet, Lynx Air cites inflation, fuel costs, exchange rates, cost of capital, regulatory costs, and competitive tension in the Canadian market as the reasons why it’s shutting down. The carrier was set to serve eight US destinations, including:

  • Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
  • Las Vegas Harry Reid International Airport (LAS)
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO)
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
  • Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • Tampa International Airport (TPA)

Lynx Air rebranded from Enerjet in November 2021. The inaugural Lynx Air flight was between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in April 2022. It had just announced its two newest routes to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO) back in December (these were to start this coming spring).

For flights after this weekend, Lynx Air is recommending that passengers contact their credit card companies for refunds.

Competing Canadian airline WestJet wasted no time in issuing a statement as well as a discount code (WESTJET) that’s valid on all routes that Lynx Air flew (the code is valid for Economy Class only). For Canadian citizens whose return trips were cancelled, WestJet is offering repatriation fares that are capped at $250 plus taxes and fees until February 29th.

Anthony’s Take: I’m bummed I never got to fly Lynx Air. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is still served by Air Canada, Porter, and WestJet. All three fly to Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). I recently tried out Air Canada and WestJet and put them head to head (more here).

(Featured Image Credit: Lynx Air.)

User Generated Content Disclosure: The Bulkhead Seat encourages constructive discussions, comments, and questions. Responses are not provided by or commissioned by any bank advertisers. These responses have not been reviewed, approved, or endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the responsibility of the bank advertiser to respond to comments.

Leave a Comment

Related Articles