NewLeaf adds non-stop service between Edmonton and Winnipeg

NewLeaf adds non-stop service between Edmonton and Winnipeg

WINNIPEG — NewLeaf Travel Company Inc., which has yet to officially take off, has already announced a route expansion to the delight of Canadian travellers.

The company has added a new non-stop flight between Edmonton and Winnipeg, with flights running on Thursdays and Sundays beginning Aug. 21, 2016. Flights can be booked anytime on the new YEG to YWG route.

The starting price point for the Winnipeg and Edmonton route is $99 one-way, all inclusive. This addition expands NewLeaf Travel’s flight service out of Edmonton, which already runs direct flights from YEG to Hamilton, Kamloops and Abbotsford.

“We are very happy to announce this new, economical route between the Manitoba and Alberta capital cities,” said NewLeaf Chief Executive Officer Jim Young. “Canadians have responded exceptionally well to our direct flights between destinations, and we are pleased to expand this service.”

As an ultra-low cost travel company, NewLeaf works with Flair Airlines to offer base fares that are significantly less than other Canadian carriers. It achieves this through cost-saving measures such as operating out of smaller airports with lower landing fees; flying a simple point-to-point network with minimal time between flights; and offering customers à la carte purchase of options such as carry-on and checked baggage, priority boarding, and call centre assistance for a fee.