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Flair Airlines announces 6 U.S. destinations starting on October 31

Flair Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FFEL (msn 64942) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 953920.

Flair Airlines has announced nonstop, low fare flights between 8 Canadian cities and 6 U.S destinations: Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Sanford (near Orlando), Mesa (near Phoenix), Hollywood-Burbank, Palm Springs and Las Vegas.

Photo: Winnipeg Airport.

Halifax, Montreal, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Abbotsford will receive service to a variety of the U.S cities starting this October.

Flair Airlines US Destinations
October 31, 2021 – March 26, 2022
Fort Lauderdale (FLL)

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF)
  • Ottawa (YOW)
  • Montreal (YUL)
Orlando-Sanford (SFB)

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Kitchener-Waterloo (YKF)
  • Ottawa (YOW)
  • Montreal (YUL)
  • Halifax (YHZ)
Las Vegas (LAS)

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Ottawa (YOW)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Abbotsford (YXX)
  • Calgary (YYC)
Phoenix-Mesa (AZA)

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Calgary (YYC)
Hollywood Burbank (BUR)

  • Toronto (YYZ)
  • Vancouver (YVR)
  • Calgary (YYC)
Palm Springs (PSP)

  • Vancouver (YVR)

Top Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FFEL (msn 64942) BFI (Joe G. Walker). Image: 953920.

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Flair Airlines introduces a new livery with its new MAX 8s

New livery introduced with new MAX 8s

Flair Airlines has modified its livery again, this time with the introduction of its new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8s.

The first MAX 8, C-FLEJ (msn 64941) was handed over to the carrier on May 26, 2021.

The second, the pictured C-FFEL (msn 64942) (top) is seen today at Boeing Field in the new look.

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Previously on January 27, 2021, Flair announced that it would be acquiring 13 new Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 jets.

Like other Canadian airlines, the airline is concentrating on domestic routes as it awaits for holiday markets to reopen.

Top Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX 8 C-FFEL (msn 64942) BFI (Nick Dean). Image: 953916.

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Flair Airlines to lease 13 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft

Flair Airlines, Canada’s only ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC), is expanding ambitiously with the addition of 13 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Emerging as Canada’s only true ULCC, Flair will accelerate its disruptive mission to make travel affordable for all Canadians.

The new aircraft will allow Flair to achieve the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline. The aircraft will deliver fuel savings and cut the airlines CO2 emissions by 14%. Lower per passenger emissions are a vital step in lowering Flair’s carbon footprint as it works to become Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airline.

The new 737-8 aircraft will come with a fresh, modern look to reflect the evolution of the Flair brand and will be comfortably configured to seat 189 passengers and fly 3,550 nautical miles (6,570 km). The aircraft allow Flair to grow its network across Canada with increased options for low fare service to a greater number of destinations. Flair is currently accepting expressions of interest from airports interested in partnering with Flair to provide ULCC service to their communities.

Flair will lease the initial 13 aircraft from one of its significant financiers, 777 Partners, who recently entered into an agreement with Boeing for 24 new Boeing 737-8 aircraft along with options to purchase another 60 737-8 aircraft. Flair’s new management team, led by ULCC veterans Stephen Jones and new Chief Commercial Officer Garth Lund, both formerly with Wizz Air, will begin accepting delivery of the new aircraft in early 2021. With this order, Flair is well on the way to achieving its “F50” ambition of growing to 50 planes within five years.

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Flair Airlines to suspend flights at Regina

Flair Airlines has notified Regina International Airport (YQR) it will suspend its flights to Regina on January 6, 2021 due to low demand due to COVID-19 and travel restrictions.

The airline hopes to resume Regina service on March 4, 2021 according to the CBC.

Regina International Airport (YQR) is the 15th busiest airport in Canada.

Flair added Regina on August 24, 2020 with flights to Toronto and Vancouver.

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Flair Airlines is incorrectly associated with a seizure of U.K. aircraft in Nigeria

Flair Airlines has made this announcement:

On May 18, 2020 an article was published by PM News Nigeria about the seizure of a foreign aircraft from the U.K. in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The article, and subsequent twitter posts, referenced a photo of a Flair Airlines Ltd. plane and, as such, have incorrectly implied involvement of our company.

Flair Airlines Ltd., a Canadian owned and operated company with no affiliations to organizations in the U.K., does not have authority to operate any aircraft – commercial, charter or cargo – to or from the Federal Republic of Nigeria or to any other country within Africa. The airline in question by Nigerian authorities is not Flair Airlines Ltd., and its employees and aircraft are not involved or engaged in this situation.

We have asked the publication – PM News Nigeria – to correct their story and retract our image but have received no response from the publication. Given the damage these stories have inflicted on Flair Airlines Ltd., we remain hopeful that the Nigerian media outlets or the Nigerian government itself will issue an apology for this error and correct the record.

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Flair Airlines to add 8 new routes this summer

Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86J WL C-FFLC (msn 37758) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 949152.

Flair Airlines has announced its summer schedule which includes 8 new routes:

Calgary – Kelowna – effective April 16, 2020 
Ottawa – Calgary – 
effective June 17, 2020
Ottawa – Edmonton
 – effective June 18, 2020
Ottawa – Halifax – effective June 17, 2020
Toronto – Charlottetown
– effective June 26, 2020
Toronto – Halifax
– effective May 14, 2020
Toronto – Ottawa – effective June 16, 2020
Toronto – Saint John NB – effective June 25, 2020

Top Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86J WL C-FFLC (msn 37758) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 949152.

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Flair Airlines is offering a 90-day unlimited travel pass starting at $499

Flair Airlines has made this announcement:

Flair Airlines, Canada’s only independently owned ultra low-cost airline launches a limited time offer, making it easy for Canadians to connect with their family, friends and loved ones without “breaking the bank.”

For less than the cost of one roundtrip flight on other airlines, Flair’s Go Travel Pass allows passengers to fly across Canada between February 13th – May 13th, 2020 as often as they like. The program gives passengers the flexibility to choose between a basic and unlimited package to best support their travel needs.

Having flown nearly one million passengers in 2019 and targeted to fly 1.5 million in 2020, Flair Airlines continues to make waves in the airline industry and competitive environment by valuing the needs of Canadians and the importance of connecting people across the country.

Where will the Go Travel Pass take you? See all that Canada has to offer with unlimited travel between February 13 and May 13, 2020.

Go travel passes are available for a limited time and based on availability at

*Sale ends February 12th, 2020 (11:59pm MST). Three months unlimited travel starting February 13th until May 13th, 2020. Restrictions apply based on selected pass tier.

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Flair Airlines announces its 2019/2020 winter schedule, staying closer to home

Airline Color Scheme - Introduced 2019

Flair Airlines has made this announcement concerning concentrating more on the domestic Canadian market for the winter:

Flair Airlines announced its 2019/2020 winter schedule with low fare service out of seven Canadian gateways; Abbotsford, Vancouver, Kelowna, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg and Toronto’s Pearson International.

Commencing on October 27, 2019 the new winter schedule sees a continuation of Flair’s recently introduced and highly competitive daily nonstop services from Toronto (YYZ) to both Vancouver (YVR) and Calgary (YYC). At its winter peak, Flair will operate some 146 flights per week utilizing its fleet which includes both Boeing 737-800s and 737-400s.

Flair’s 2019/2020 winter schedule from Oct. 27, 2019 – Mar. 27, 2020 features: 

From Edmonton Weekly Departures Days
to Kelowna 4 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri
to Vancouver 10 Daily
to Abbotsford 5 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
to Toronto (Pearson) 7 Daily
From Toronto (Pearson) Weekly Departures Days
to Edmonton 7 Daily
to Vancouver 7 Daily
to Winnipeg 4 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri
to Calgary 7 Daily
From Calgary Weekly Departures Days
to Vancouver 7 Daily
to Winnipeg 4 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri
to Abbotsford 7 Daily
to Toronto (Pearson) 7 Daily
From Vancouver Weekly Departures Days
to Edmonton 10 Daily
to Calgary 7 Daily
to Toronto (Pearson) 7 Daily
From Abbotsford Weekly Departures Days
to Edmonton 5 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri, Sat
to Calgary 7 Daily
From Winnipeg Weekly Departures Days
to Calgary 4 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri
to Toronto (Pearson) 4 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri
From Kelowna Weekly Departures Days
to Edmonton 4 Sun, Mon, Thu, Fri

Note: additional frequencies will be available during the holiday season.

Top Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86N WL C-FFLA (msn 36548) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 946357.

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Flair Airlines introduces yet another new livery

Flair Airlines has introduced a new look including a new livery for its aircraft. Oddly, the airline introduced a new livery only two years ago. Green now becomes the basic accent color of the airline. The airline announced the change at a press conference on February 13, 2019.

The red and blue flairs of the 2017 livery are now being being phased out.

The new theme is “We make flying plane & simple”.

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All images by the airline.


Flair Airlines launches its first US flight

Flair Airlines, Canada’s low-fare airline, on November 8 launched its first US-bound flight when flight 777 left Edmonton International Airport for Las Vegas, Nevada. As Edmonton’s ‘hometown airline’ Flair’s inaugural trip to ‘Sin City’ was sold-out with a crowd of excited passengers.

Flair’s Executive Chairman, David Tait, stated, “Today is a momentous day in our history as it the first of our multiple new trans-border services.” In December Flair will begin flying to Palm Springs, Miami, Orlando and Mesa.

Flair also announced that on the return flight from Vegas to Edmonton the airline will host some 30 Nevada delegates who will attend the Alberta-Nevada B2B Matchmaking Program, hosted by Alberta Economic Development and Trade, in cooperation with Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton Global, Calgary Economic Development, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.

The B2B Alberta-Nevada all-day meeting on Nov. 9th was inspired by the offer extended from Flair to fly US government and business delegates from Las Vegas to Edmonton – as the airline’s guests.  “We’re delighted that so many international trade delegates and State Senator James Ohrenshall have taken advantage of our offer to enhance the business relationship between Alberta and Nevada,” stated Tait.

Flair Airlines flight 777 was welcomed in Vegas to the salute of water cannons, Elvis, and Showgirls.  “We are pleased to welcome Flair Airlines to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and wish it great success with these new air service offerings from Edmonton,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation.

All photos by Flair Airlines.