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Low fare airline NewLeaf launches in Canada

Toronto may be the centre of the universe, but sometimes, you just need to get out of the city. Thankfully, there's now an even cheaper way to fly across the country.

The ultra-low-cost NewLeaf Travel Company will operate out of so-called second-tier airports, so don't expect to fly out of Pearson or Billy Bishop; you'll have to get to Hamilton if you want to catch a bargain.

Prices for one-way flights start at $99, including taxes and fees, and won't go higher than $149, reports CBC News. Like other budget airlines, you'll have to pay more for priority boarding, snacks and checked and carry-on baggage ($25). Though, as CBC notes, if your carry-on fits beneath the seat in front of you, it's free.

For now, you'll be able to get to Halifax, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina and Kelowna from Hamilton. NewLeaf is partnering with Vancouver-based charter airline Flair for all of its flights. Expect to travel on a 156-seat, Boeing 737-400 passenger jet.

You can start booking now, but NewLeaf won't hit the air until February 12.


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