Failure of Lynx Air illustrates challenges of Canadian market

Published: 8 March 2024

In February 2024, the low-cost carrier Lynx Air announced it was filing for creditor protection and would cease operations, with just a few days’ notice to its ticket holders. The airline had significant overlap with Air Canada’s routes and never managed to gain a foothold in the market. “It’s a difficult environment for airlines to make money in Canada,” says Prof. Karl Moore. “It’s because of the regulatory environment that we have, the number of competitors and the seasonality. There’s just too much competition out there and their time came to an end.


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