Flair Airlines (Edmonton) has announced it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to bring its first Boeing 737-800 NG into the fleet – the aircraft is expected to begin flying in January 2019.
The move marks the beginning of Flair’s transition from its current fleet of seven Boeing 737-400s to the larger 800 NG series.
In addition to this aircraft, the winter schedule calls for two leased Boeing 737-800s that will enter service in December.
“Our growth plans have always included the move to more fuel-efficient longer range airplanes,” stated David Tait, Flair’s Executive Chairman. “These aircraft will enable us to continue to offer ultra low fares by reducing our costs, while extending our network and offering greater frequency of service.”
Flair recently announced seasonal low fare service out of Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto (YYZ), to Palm Springs, Miami, Mesa, Las Vegas, Orlando and St. Petersburg/Clearwater.
The three Boeing 737-800s will primarily operate on Flair’s new southbound routes.
Flair will have replaced the majority of its current fleet with Boeing 737-800s by the end of 2019, by which time the airline expects to be operating 11 aircraft.
All images by Flair Airlines.
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