NewLeaf discount air service takes off

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A NewLeaf Travel airplane is shown in this image from the company's website.
A NewLeaf Travel airplane is shown in this image from the company’s website.

By CTV News, July 25, 2016 

After a turbulent start, Canada’s newest low-cost air service has taken off.

NewLeaf Travel is now offering flights Monday from 11 cities, including Halifax, Kelowna and Edmonton, with one-way fares as low as $79. The air service launched its inaugural flight with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Hamilton, Ont. on Monday.

Winnipeg-based NewLeaf attempted to launch in January, billing itself as a no-frills, ultra-low-cost alternative to airlines such as Air Canada and like WestJet.

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