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Viva Las Vegas: Lynx Air continues its US expansion

Somewhat quietly, ultra-low-cost airline Lynx Air continues its expansion into the United States.

The Calgary-based company announced Friday an inaugural flight to Las Vegas. The Vegas destination makes four the number of US locations where Lynx flies. The company has expanded to reach Phoenix, Orlando, Los Angeles and Las Vegas in the past four weeks.

“We are excited to launch our first flight to Las Vegas today, offering an affordable option for Canadians to visit the Entertainment Capital of the World,” said Merren McArthur, CEO of Lynx, in a prepared statement.  

“Whether you are travelling to experience some world-class entertainment, or to try your luck at the casinos, Lynx will ensure a great flying experience at an ultra-affordable price.”

With the addition of the Las Vegas flights, Lynx now has more than 5,000 seats to US destinations.

The return service from Calgary to Las Vegas runs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.

“These exciting new routes are a testament to the tremendous success Lynx has seen in its YYC operations. We are thrilled with the strength of our collaboration and look forward to continuing to support Lynx’s growth and expansion,” said Carmelle Hunka, Vice President, External Affairs for The Calgary Airport Authority.

Another launch, another limited promo code

The company has no qualms about luring in passengers with promotions.  

They recently offered a flight code in their inaugural trip to Phoenix that resulted in massive uptake. No reason it should be any different for Vegas.  

Along with the inaugural flight, Lynx Air is offering a promo code for a limited time. From Feb. 24 to 26 travellers can use the code FLYUSA to get 50 per cent off base fares between Canada and the United States.

There’s also an opportunity to win a vacation package. It includes flight, accommodations, and a driving package.

The Lynx flight isn’t the only airline news in Calgary this week.

Toronto-based Porter Airlines joined in the Calgary flight fray. They announced their inaugural flight from Toronto to Calgary. That service begins with two non-stop flights per week between Pearson International and Calgary International.  They’ll up it to three flights on June 1.

More info here.