NewLeaf Travel making some temporary changes that will impact Winnipeg travellers


WINNIPEG — NewLeaf, just over six weeks in to the air, is already putting a temporary stop on some of its flights.

The discount travel company said it has looked at its schedule of bookings and made some temporary changes accordingly.

Spokeswoman for the company, Julie Rempel, said they’ll put the brakes on flights from Winnipeg to Victoria for November, while it reviews consumer demand.

“Six weeks in to operations it was time to take a great look at our routes across Canada and what’s working and where we need to re-evaluate certain things,” said Rempel.

The discount airline operator says it will stop offering flights to Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria, or Kamloops from November first until the middle of November.

This comes after the Winnipeg based companies reviews showed them the lack of demand for flights heading to the above destinations.

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However, Rempel said she wants to reassure the travelers that this is just a temporary halt in flight service for the month of November.

Long term goals are big for the discount travel company though.

“Currently we operate three aircrafts. Three aircrafts in the market with us but by mid-December we’ll actually ramp up to six,” said Rempel.

And big changes are expected by December.

“By mid-December we’ll be flying everyday with tons of frequency within the network as well as some sun destinations that we’ll be offering Canadians which is really exciting,” added Rempel.