Flair Airlines increases schedules by 33% in Canada and the United States with four new planes
• The service will be launched in spring 2022 in San Francisco, Nashville and Denver in the United States, between Toronto and Victoria and in Comox, in British Columbia, in Canada • The Canadian ULCC adds four planes to the bases in Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver • 150 new jobs created by schedule and fleet growth
Edmonton, Alberta, Oct. 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Flair Airlines, Canada’s only independent ultra-low cost carrier (ULCC), continues its unprecedented growth with the deployment of four all-new 737 MAXs in April and May 2022 Two more planes will be added to the Toronto base of Flair, bringing the total to five. A second aircraft will be added to Flair’s Edmonton base and a third aircraft to its Vancouver base. Flair’s spring 2022 schedule will drop from twelve to sixteen devices, delivering 33% schedule growth.
A whopping 14 new routes will be added, including service to four fantastic new destinations. Three new cities will be added to Flair’s network in the United States, finally enabling Canadians to travel inexpensively to San Francisco, Nashville and Denver. Flair will also launch Comox as a second gateway to Vancouver Island, complementing existing service to Victoria and allowing visitors to explore the island even more.
“Traveling and reuniting with friends will be a top priority for many Canadians over the coming months, and Flair continues to grow by adding more planes and routes so that we can deliver sustainably low fares to even more iconic destinations in North America, ”said Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines. “Whether you are looking for a weekend getaway on Vancouver Island or a hike in the Rockies, Flair will get you there at an affordable price.”
With the addition of these four aircraft, Flair will create 150 new jobs for flight attendants, pilots and operational support staff. Flair is currently recruiting for 100 pilot positions to meet the needs of its growing fleet.
Flair adds new 737 MAX aircraft as it strives to achieve the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline. The plane saves fuel and reduces the airline’s CO2 emissions by 14%. Reducing emissions per passenger is a vital step in reducing Flair’s carbon footprint as it strives to become Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airline.
Fares to U.S. destinations start at between C $ 99 and $ 129 one-way, and many of Canada’s new domestic routes have fares as low as C $ 49 one-way, including taxes and fees. All itineraries and timetable details can be viewed at https://www.flyflair.com.
Flair will also begin serving 6 US destinations this fall and currently flies to 18 destinations in Canada. Flair is growing to serve 28 destinations by spring 2022.
Toronto Pearson base to increase to 5 planes
The addition of two Toronto-based aircraft will bring Flair’s footprint to five aircraft. Flair will offer low fares on non-stop flights to 19 destinations from Toronto Pearson Airport.
“We are delighted to welcome Flair’s new routes as they expand their network and provide Canadians with more options for travel to the United States as well as to the scenic destination of Victoria, British Columbia. Passengers traveling via Pearson can do so with confidence with many measures in place to ensure their safety, such as contactless and contactless check-in and baggage drop, improved air quality and check-in options. contactless shopping and dining, ”said Craig Bradbrook, COO. Agent, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
Edmonton base opens in December
In December, Flair will open a base in Edmonton with the addition of a new aircraft and the addition of new non-stop service to Hollywood-Burbank, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Phoenix-Mesa. The addition in the spring of connections to Nashville, San Francisco, Comox, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg and Saskatoon will be in addition to the non-stop flights that Flair currently offers to 7 domestic destinations from Edmonton.
“Take a guitar and get ready to go!” Edmonton loves country music and we’re thrilled that Nashville is joining our list of non-stop destinations. All new and added services support our recovery, which is important to both our business community and leisure travelers. I would like to thank Flair for adding these American destinations as well as significant increases in service to several Canadian cities. I have no doubts that our community will embrace these flights and increased service from Flair, ”said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport.
Further growth in Vancouver
The addition of a third aircraft at the Vancouver base allows Flair to extend its service in Western Canada. Nonstop flights to San Francisco and Kelowna will follow a new service starting this fall that includes nonstop flights from Vancouver to Hollywood-Burbank, Palm Springs, Phoenix-Mesa and Las Vegas.
“We are delighted to support the growth of the Flair network from YVR. This latest announcement will mean new options from YVR to popular destinations within British Columbia and south of the border, ”said Russell Atkinson, Director, Air Services Development, Vancouver Airport Authority. “With more people vaccinated and travel measures easing, we look forward to a continued increase in service from Flair that will benefit the community and the economy that supports it.”
ULCC’s growth benefits Canadian travelers
With the addition of new aircraft and greater capacity, Flair offers more affordable air travel options across Canada and to the United States. When returning from travel, Flair’s low fares will help revive tourism and reconnect families.
“We are delighted to welcome Flair Airlines to Nashville International Airport®, which means more connectivity between Nashville and Canadian destinations, ”said Doug Kreulen, President and CEO of Nashville International Airport. “Edmonton is an exceptional new addition to the BNA® portfolio of international flights, and more service to Toronto is great news for everyone. We look forward to welcoming Flair passengers to Nashville next April with ultra low fares. “
“Denver’s expansion of global connectivity is not only contributing to our economic recovery, but also continues to elevate our city as a global hub,” said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock. “As borders reopen and we begin to welcome international travel again, Flair’s investment in Denver is a big boost to our community and local businesses.”
“We are delighted to see our partnership with Flair continue to evolve as we work to restore in-demand travel options interrupted amid the pandemic,” said Barry Rempel, President and CEO of the Airport Authority. from Winnipeg. “The return of this itinerary will provide travelers with additional and convenient options when traveling between Winnipeg and Edmonton, whether visiting family and friends or pursuing business or studying. We look forward to welcoming this popular route again, serving the needs of our community with services from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.
“Skyxe is delighted to extend its relationship with Flair Airlines. Edmonton is a high traffic market for Saskatoon, and we hope the addition of Flair’s low cost service option will allow many of our residents to visit friends and family in Edmonton more often ” said Stephen Maybury, CEO of Skyxe Saskatoon Airport.
“We are very pleased that Flair Air has chosen Comox as the gateway to central Vancouver Island,” said Mike Atkins, CEO of the Comox Valley Airport Commission. “As air travel continues to rebound, Flair’s service to Calgary and Edmonton will provide incredible low-cost options for visitors, businesses, friends and family. We look forward to sharing the beauty of Vancouver Island with Flair passengers.
“We are excited to see more options for passengers on the very popular Vancouver – Kelowna and Victoria – Kelowna routes as we continue to see greater growth in Flair from Kelowna,” said Sam Samaddar, director of Kelowna International Airport.
About Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines is the only Independent Ultra Low Cost Carrier (ULCC) in Canada and its mission is to free the lives of Canadians by providing affordable air travel that connects them to the people and experiences they love. With a growing fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is expanding to serve 28 cities across Canada and the United States. For more information, please visit www.flyflair.com.
New destinations for March and April 2022:
Nashville, Tennessee (BNA)
Denver, CO (DEN)
San Francisco, California (SFO)
Comox, BC (YQQ)
Toronto – Nashville (YYZ-BNA) – 2x per week from April 14, 2022
Toronto – Denver (YYZ-DEN) – 3x per week from April 15, 2022
Edmonton – Nashville (YEG-BNA) – 2x per week from April 14, 2022
Edmonton – San Francisco (YEG-SFO) – 2x per week from April 14, 2022
Vancouver – San Francisco (YVR-SFO) – 3 times per week on May 17, 2022
Calgary – Comox (YYC-YQQ) – 3x per week from March 29, 2022
Edmonton – Comox (YEG-YQQ) – 3x per week from March 29, 2022
Edmonton – Regina (YEG-YQR) – 2x per week from April 14, 2022
Edmonton – Montreal (YEG-YUL) – 3x per week from April 15, 2022
Edmonton – Winnipeg (YEG-YWG) – 3 times per week starting April 15, 2022
Edmonton – Saskatoon (YEG-YXE) – 3 times per week starting April 15, 2022
Toronto – Victoria (YYZ-YYJ) – 1x per week from May 7, 2022
Vancouver – Kelowna (YVR-YLW) – 3 times per week starting May 16, 2022
Kelowna – Victoria (YLW – YYJ) – 3 times per week starting May 16, 2022
CONTACT: Jamina Kotak Flair Airlines 780.887.9209 [email protected]