The country’s newest airline begins flying today, with the inaugural flight taking off from Hamilton’s Munro International airport.
It’s a sold out flight heading to Moncton.
NewLeaf will also have inaugural flights departing from Winnipeg and Kelowna.
The discount airline has 12 routes across the country.
NewLeaf’s president and CEO Jim Young says many of the first week’s departures are near capacity.
This will be the country’s first real taste of the discount airline model that has become so popular in Europe.
The initial cost of a ticket is as low as $99, but there are plenty of additional fees from a charge for a large carry-on bags to paying for advance seat selection, and the privilege of boarding early.