YFC launches Lynx Air flights to Calgary and Toronto with community celebration.
The Fredericton International Airport (YFC) was humming with activity on June 12, 2023 as the capital region turned out to welcome Lynx Air’s inaugural flight from Calgary and Toronto.
Attendees and passengers arriving on the inaugural flight were treated to a taste of the region with food by Chess Piece Patisserie & Café, craft brews from Grimross, Greystone, Red Rover and Trailway, and gourmet ice cream from the Queen Street Creamery. New Brunswick Tourism and Fredericton Capital Region Tourism were both on hand to greet arriving passengers and connect them with the best visitor information while performers Anthony Gray and Maksim Osipau of Acoustic Ease entertained the crowd.
Young ones enjoyed face painting (and the ice cream and cupcakes) while parents were able to enter a draw to win tickets for two on Lynx Air from Fredericton and snap a selfie with the elusive Lynx lynx.
Lynx Air’s President and CEO Merren McArthur said, “we are thrilled to be the first low fare airline to provide air service to Fredericton, New Brunswick’s most central airport. We know there are strong connections between the communities of New Brunswick, Ontario and Alberta and we are proud to offer ultra-affordable links to connect them.”
Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport, and Merren McArthur, President and CEO of Lynx Air, watch the arrival of Lynx’s first flight.
Fredericton International Airport President and CEO Johanne Gallant welcomed the additional connectivity, saying, “demand at YFC has been high, and the airport is seeing full flights, so this additional capacity is needed and we’re delighted to welcome Lynx Air to the Fredericton International Airport.”
Stacey Russell, Manager of Fredericton Capital Region Tourism, also brought a welcome on behalf of the City of Fredericton.
Local radio host and actor Ryan (Crash) Barton emceed the event in his trademark style, noting that he’d been looking for a lynx at the airport, before realizing that the Lynx was actually an airline.
Trailway Brewing attended the event along with Grimross, Red Rover Cider, and Greystone breweries.
The celebrations continued on the apron as the flight arrived to a water cannon salute from the airport’s brand-new ARFF (aircraft rescue and fire fighting) trucks, and passengers disembarked to find an honour guard and bagpipers from the City of Fredericton.
Lynx now flies from Fredericton to Toronto and Calgary 3 times per week with ultra low cost fares. Book your tickets today!