Winnipeg Richardson International Airport has been selected as the head
office location for NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. Structured as an ultra
low-cost carrier, NewLeaf is a privately held Canadian company that says they
intend to provide the bare bones service offerings and affordable fares offered
by LCC's in Europe and Asia.
In partnership with Flair Airlines, NewLeaf plans to offer scheduled daily
nonstop flights from bases in
Kelowna, Winnipeg and Hamilton
to multiple domestic and international destinations.
NewLeaf says its customers will save money through
low fares that are unbundled and transparent. The company also says
it will offer vacation packages, hotel accommodations, rental vehicles and
More information on New Leaf's plans can be found in this Globe
article. A CBC
article warns that New Leaf will face a tough go of it in Canada's
current aviation climate.