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Canada’s New Low-Cost Airlines: Poised to Take Flight?

There has been much interest lately in the development of two new players in the Canadian aviation scene. Canada Jetlines Ltd. and NewLeaf Travel Company are hoping to capture a piece of the commercial air travel pie by competing for passengers looking for low-budget, no-frills air travel. NewLeaf has already begun seat sales, with service to many smaller Canadian centres as well as the Greater Vancouver and Greater Toronto areas. However, no new airline enterprise can get off the ground without a bit of turbulence. Both companies have faced early challenges while navigating Canada’s regulatory landscape.

NewLeaf’s first flights touched down on July 25, 2016. This came after several months of delay, stemming from a Canadian Transportation Agency (“CTA”) review …

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