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Flair Airlines grows schedule 33% in Canada and the U.S. with four new aircraft

New livery introduced with new MAX 8s

Flair Airlines, Canada’s only independent ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC), continues its unprecedented growth with the deployment of four brand new 737 MAX aircraft in April and May 2022. Two additional aircraft will be added to Flair’s Toronto base, bringing the total there 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 expand from twelve aircraft to sixteen, 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 US, allowing Canadians to finally travel affordably 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 even more of the island.

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 is adding new 737 MAX aircraft as it strives to achieve the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline. The aircraft deliver fuel savings and reduce the airline’s 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.

Flair is also starting service to 6 US destinations this Fall and currently serves 18 destinations in Canada. Flair is growing to serve 28 destinations by spring 2022. Toronto Pearson Base Grows to 5 Aircraft The addition of two aircraft based in Toronto will grow Flair’s footprint to five aircraft.

Toronto Pearson Base Grows to 5 Aircraft

The addition of two aircraft based in Toronto will grow Flair’s footprint to five aircraft. Flair will be providing low fares on nonstop flights to 19 destinations from Toronto Pearson Airport.

Edmonton Base Opening in December

In December, Flair will be opening a base in Edmonton with the addition of a new aircraft and adding new nonstop service to Hollywood-Burbank, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Phoenix-Mesa. The spring addition of routes to Nashville, San Francisco, Comox, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg and Saskatoon will join the nonstop flights Flair currently provides to 7 domestic destinations from Edmonton.

Additional Vancouver Growth

Adding a third aircraft to the Vancouver base allows Flair to expand service in Western Canada. The nonstop flights to San Francisco and Kelowna will follow new service starting this Fall that includes nonstop flights from Vancouver to HollywoodBurbank, Palm Springs, Phoenix-Mesa and Las Vegas.

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 adds its 4th destination in Alberta

Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86J WL C-FFLC (msn 37758) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 950561.

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Flair Airlines continues its rapid growth as service begins today (August 2) at Grande Prairie Airport (IATA: YQU).

Grande Prairie is the fourth Alberta city to benefit from Flair’s low fares. Flair Airlines is providing nonstop flights between Grande Prairie, Vancouver, and Toronto.

Grand Prairie is among three new destinations Flair is adding to its network in August along with Abbotsford and Charlottetown.

Flair serves 20 Canadian cities and continues to grow with the addition of service to 5 US cities this fall. With an ambitious goal to grow to 50 aircraft in 5 years.

Top Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-86J WL C-FFLC (msn 37758) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 950561.

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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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