Discount travel operator NewLeaf clears regulatory runway for flight sales
Discount air carrier NewLeaf Travel will resume selling low-cost seats in the next few weeks now that it has received the go-ahead from Ottawa to continue operations. Chief executive Jim Young said Wednesday that the company expects its first flight to take off by late spring or early summer. In the meantime, it will work on reintroducing itself to consumers. “This is a second relaunch for the company,” he said. “It's our opportunity to make a second good impression.” NewLeaf purchases seats from Kelowna, B.C.,-based Flair Airlines and resells them to the public.