Canada has been one of the most expensive countries in the world to fly out of, ranking 65 out of 80 on the Flight Price Index from Kiwi.com. But, good news for Canadians those prices are set to reduce thanks to new airlines offering reduced rates.
Seven airlines will be cutting regular flight prices by more than 40% for travel domestically and internationally. The line-up of new carriers will all offer flights below $200. Here is your guide:
Swoop, a budget service from WestJet will offer prices reduced as much as 40% from regular flights. However, there will be drawbacks, like less leg room and added fees for specific features.
One of the first budget airlines to offer Canadians budget service, WOW Air has been operating in Canada for a couple of years now. The Icelandic airline offers flights to Iceland for $129.99 and to many European cities for under $200.
Set to launch this summer with domestic services, Canada Jetlines aims to sell tickets for under $100. The company will also offer $10 flights to their first 1,000 customers.
Based out of Kelowna, BC Flair Airlines promises to offer the lowest fares possible and hopes to expand on their domestic services this year.
Primera Air is an ultra-low-cost carrier based out of Denmark and Latvia. Set to fly out of Toronto in May 2018 they will offer flights to major European cities for under $200.
While FlyToo is yet to announce any pricing model, it is expected that their approach to appeal to small-town travellers will come with reduced fares.
Frontier Airlines plans to launch flights between Denver and Calgary as soon as May 2018. Fares will start at US$69 but could drop as low as US$49.