WINNIPEG, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is honoured to have been selected as the head office location for NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. Structured as an ultra low-cost carrier and the first of its kind likely to launch in Canada, NewLeaf intends to provide the kind of innovative new, affordable service offerings customers have had access to in many other countries.
"One cannot under estimate the impact an airline head office can have on a host community. NewLeaf headquartering in Winnipeg will undoubtedly result in improved connectivity and provide a significant boost to the local economy," said Barry Rempel, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. "We welcome NewLeaf, their current and future employees, to the airport campus and look forward to working with them in providing services of benefit to the consumers in this market."
"Manitoba is a world class destination whether you're coming for business or entertainment-- with incredible sport events, musical acts, festivals and attractions," said Manitoba Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief. "NewLeaf is helping welcome the rest of Canada to our province. We are so proud to see their headquarters open here where there is a talented workforce to help them succeed."
"I am pleased to welcome NewLeaf Travel Company to Winnipeg, which is sure to help grow our local economy, and support tourism," said Mayor Brian Bowman. "Our business community is growing and thriving; new business creates jobs and helps grow our population to 1 million people strong."
In addition to basic air transportation, NewLeaf announced it will offer customers vacation packages which will include flights, hotel accommodations, rental vehicles and even entertainment.
About NewLeaf Travel Company Inc.
NewLeaf Travel Company Inc. is a new, privately held, Canadian company headquartered in Winnipeg MB whose purpose is to provide leisure travellers with an alternative travel experience at a lower cost. In partnership with Flair Airlines, NewLeaf will offer scheduled daily nonstop flights from the Company's bases in Kelowna, Winnipeg and Hamilton to multiple domestic and international destinations. NewLeaf customers save money through low fares that are unbundled and transparent; only paying for what they want and use, with no surprises. See more at www.newleaftravel.ca
Winnipeg Airports Authority is a non-share capital corporation responsible for the management and operation of Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, a full-service airport providing passengers and cargo clients access to markets across Canada, the United States, Mexico and the world.
Located at the geographic centre of North America, with round-the-clock operations, Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the number one dedicated freighter airport in Canada as measured by the number of flights. The airport generates over $3.6 billion in total economic output and welcomes 3.67 million passengers annually. Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is the first Canadian LEED certified airport terminal.
SOURCE Winnipeg Airports Authority Inc.
For further information: Breanne Talbot, Manager, Communications & Public Affairs, 24-Hour Media Line: 204.992.2791, [email protected]; Bob Jones, Chief Commercial Officer, NewLeaf Travel Company Inc., 204.390.1201, [email protected], www.newleaftravel.ca