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Air Canada steps in with fare caps and extra seats following Lynx Air’s shutdown announcement

written by Newsdesk | February 26, 2024

Air Canada steps in with fare caps and extra seats following Lynx Air's shutdown announcementAir Canada has announced plans to cap fares and introduce over 6,000 extra seats on routes that were operated by Lynx Air, following Lynx Air’s decision to suspend its operations starting February 26, 2024. This measure by Air Canada is aimed at providing Lynx Air’s customers, affected by the airline’s cessation, with more affordable travel options. The additional seats will be available in the Economy class for travels within Canada, to the US, and to Cancun, Mexico, helping stranded passengers either return home or reorganize their planned winter journeys.

These special fares are scheduled to be accessible for traveling up to April 2, thereby encompassing the March Spring break and the Easter holiday period. Interested customers must secure their bookings before February 26 either through Air Canada’s official website or by contacting travel agents. It has been noted, however, that Air Canada would not honor existing Lynx Air tickets, prompting those affected to seek further information from the Canadian Transportation Agency.

In a bid to accommodate the increased demand, Air Canada is also preparing to augment its capacity, adding more than 6,000 seats on flights from Toronto and Montreal to Cancun, Fort Myers, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix, and Las Vegas. These additional flights are scheduled from February 25 to March 19. Nonetheless, Air Canada has indicated that due to the high demand of the winter holiday travel season, flights are considerably booked, which might constrain the airline’s ability to further increase its capacity.


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