NewLeaf Travel Company, an airline that focuses on low cost fares, will be making Winnipeg its new home.
“Winnipeg is an ideal place for NewLeaf’s headquarters because of its central geographic location and clear need for additional air service,” said Jim Young, NewLeaf’s CEO.
“Utilizing the ultra low-cost carrier model, NewLeaf, as the Tour Operator in conjunction with Flair Airlines as the Air Services Operator will offer low priced air service to unserved and underserved destinations with a focus on leisure travellers. More nonstop destinations along with greater value and affordability of flights will encourage more people to travel.”
The company is expected to create 750 new jobs in Winnipeg.
NewLeaf will sell basic air transportation, as well as vacation packages offering flights, hotel accommodations, car rentals, ground transportation and even entertainment.
Flights will be based in and out of Winnipeg, Kelowna and Hamilton to domestic, international, and sun destinations.