The Canadian Transportation Agency has granted ultra-low-cost carrier Lynx Air (Y9, Calgary) ten international licences for scheduled passenger services with large aircraft, including to European Union member states, Iceland, and the United Kingdom, according to regulatory filings.

Licences were granted on September 25 for the following regions and countries:

  • European Union member states;
  • Iceland;
  • Barbados;
  • The Bahamas;
  • Colombia;
  • Costa Rica;
  • United Kingdom;
  • Mexico;
  • Jamaica; and
  • Dominican Republic.

No mention was made in the filings of the intended destination airports or choice of large aircraft to be used. The airline was not immediately available for comment.

Lynx Air currently operates a fleet of nine B737-8s. It has another seventeen B737-8s and twenty-one B737-8-200s on order, the ch-aviation fleets module reveals. According to the Boeing website, the B737-8 has a range of 6,482 kilometres. At a distance of 5,148 kilometres, this puts Reykjavik Keflavik within range of Calgary, whereas at a distance of 7,035 kilometres, London Heathrow would be too far away.

The budget carrier currently serves high-volume domestic Canadian routes and three US routes to Las Vegas Harry Reid, Los Angeles International, and Phoenix Sky Harbor, according to ch-aviation schedules data.