NewLeaf unveils plans for low-cost flights from Winnipeg
Published Wednesday, January 6, 2016 12:24PM CST
Last Updated Wednesday, January 6, 2016 7:01PM CST
A new low-cost airline is preparing to start flying out of Winnipeg.
NewLeaf unveiled its plans Wednesday morning at James Richardson International Airport.
The airline says its main routes will be non-stop flights not currently offered by other companies, including Kelowna and Hamilton.
Introductory prices start at $89, including taxes and fees.
To keep costs down, NewLeaf won't use booking sites. Instead, travellers have to book directly through the airline.
There are, however, some additional fees.
“We know people are tired of the clutter and the hassle of carry-on luggage, which is why we will charge the same price for carry-ons as your same checked bag, which is $25,” said Jim Young, president and CEO of NewLeaf Travel Company.
Travellers can start booking flights from Jan.6, with the first flight departing Feb.12.
NewLeaf's head office will be in Winnipeg.
Jim Young, president and CEO of New Leaf Travel Company, addresses media at James Richardson International Airport on Jan. 6, 2016.