A new Canadian travel company plans to launch service between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and two Canadian cities in January.
The charter flights from Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, the airport's first international routes, will be sold by NewLeaf Travel Co. and operated by Canadian charter carrier Flair Airlines.
The seasonal flights, offered through April, are aimed at Canadians seeking a retreat from winter. The only tickets for sale on NewLeaf's website are trips that begin in Canada.
Flights from Calgary will operate three days a week beginning Jan. 19. Once-a-week service from Edmonton begins Jan. 21. Fares on each route start at $198 Canadian, round trip, in January. That's just under $150 U.S. at today's exchange rate. Flights in February and March top $300 Canadian.
Good for IWA. Hopefully this is a precursor to some increased service from more than the likes of Allegiant. This should be convenient for a huge number of Canadian snowbirds who live in the east valley.
http://www.azcentral.com/story/travel/a ... /93967714/
Update: WestJet has announced they will similarly provide service to Phoenix-Mesa Gateway from Calgary and Edmonton with the same start dates as New Leaf.