Competition is a good thing and Canadians are now enjoying lower everyday fares on (at least) a few routes.
Thanks to Flair Airlines and now (Westjet’s new discount carrier) Swoop, you can typically fly to these cities, from Winnipeg for under $300, return, all taxes in. While you will find discount fares with the new airlines, Westjet and Air Canada have also lowered their typical fares on these routes.
These are sale prices, which pop up a couple times a month. I consider them “target prices” or what I would be happy to book at. These sale fares have become the norm.
However, holidays and high-demand dates will always be at a higher fare.
- Edmonton (Average price about $170)
- Abbotsford (Average price $220)
- Hamilton (Average price $220)
- Calgary (About $265)
- Ottawa (About $265)
The new Canadian discount airline, Swoop, can be found online at www.flyswoop.com