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Flair Airlines adds new low-fare USA routes

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Flair Airlines (Edmonton, AB), Canada’s only independent low fare airline, today announced it is introducing nonstop flights to six popular U.S. destinations this winter.

The new routes will extend Flair’s rapidly growing network to Florida’s Orlando International Airport, St. Petersburg-Clearwater (Tampa Bay) and Miami as well as to Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa Airport.

For the winter schedule, Flair has also announced increased domestic service with new routes between Toronto to Winnipeg (daily) and Calgary to Abbotsford.

Tthe majority of service begins on December 15, 2018. Edmonton to Las Vegas will start on November 9, 2018.

Schedule Highlights (new nonstops):

Departure

Destination

Edmonton

Las Vegas

Edmonton

Phoenix/Mesa

Edmonton

Palm Springs

Edmonton

Orlando

Edmonton

Miami

Winnipeg

Las Vegas

Winnipeg

Phoenix/Mesa

Winnipeg

Orlando

Winnipeg

St.Pete/Clearwater

Winnipeg

Miami

Toronto

Miami

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Flair): Flair Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLHE (msn 28889) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 942409.

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Flair Airlines to concentrate on Edmonton as its main home and hub

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Flair Airlines has announced that after extensive analysis, it will build on the success of Edmonton International Airport as its Main Transfer Hub and officially establish itself as Edmonton’s Hometown Airline. Flair will continue to expand its network to/from Edmonton by growing its frequency and network – both domestic and trans-border; announcing new low-fare routes in the coming weeks.  Flair will also progressively relocate its operations and executive base in Edmonton.

Flair’s Executive Chairman, David Tait, commented, “Just last week Flair doubled its frequency out of Edmonton and, as one of the fastest growing cities in the country, the community and the airport are uniquely positioned to support our ongoing growth: Already, of Flair’s almost 200 flights per week, 65% of them fly to/from Edmonton. We are also looking forward to tapping into Edmonton’sprofessional talent pool, as we progressively establish our headquarters here over the coming months.”

Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLHE (msn 28889) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 942409.

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Flair Airlines to more than double its flights on June 15 under new leadership

Flair Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLRS (msn 28888) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941106.

Flair Airlines has made this announcement:

Flair Airlines is delighted to announce that David M. Tait OBE has joined Canada’s only operating low fare airline in the capacity of Executive Chairman.

A Canadian, David brings a wealth of unique airline experience having worked with Wardair Canada in Toronto, Laker Airways in Toronto and Miami, Virgin Atlantic Airways in New York and Air Canada in Montreal.

In 1984, with the then little-known Richard Branson, David helped craft a business plan for what would become Virgin Atlantic Airways. He then became one of the nascent airline’s first employees. Starting out with a single Boeing 747, he then spent the next 18 years as Executive Vice President and a director building the airline into one of the industry’s most innovative and critically acclaimed carriers.

In May of 2001, David was awarded an OBE (Officer of The Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for “Services to British Aviation in North America.”

After leaving Virgin, David served as Senior Vice President, Customer Service for Air Canada. He is also a best-selling author and award-winning travel columnist.

Commenting on his appointment, David said, “Canadians have been denied the services of an independent, truly low cost, low fare carrier for way too long. With Flair, I am excited to join another airline that, like we did with Virgin, can shake up the status quo with innovative, quality, friendly air service at consistently low fares and – most importantly – get more people out of their couches and into the air.”

Jim Scott, CEO, Flair Airlines stated, “We are thrilled to have David join our team. His expertise, deep industry knowledge and unique experience in successfully leveraging the advantages the little guy has in an industry dominated by relative Goliaths, will be invaluable. The only way to build the best airline in Canada is to have the best people – and David certainly falls into that category.”

On June 15 Flair will more than double its present total of 90 flights per week with increased nonstop and direct connectivity throughout an expanded Canadian network that stretches from Halifax to Victoria.

Copyright Photo: Flair Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLRS (msn 28888) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941106.

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Flair Airlines expands in the west

Flair Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLRS (msn 28888) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941106.

Flair Airlines (Kelowna) is expanding in WestJet’s backyard.

The low-fare carrier has announced it will start a new route from Saskatoon to Edmonton starting on June 15.

The airline has also announced new nonstop flights between Winnipeg and Calgary and Vancouver along with Edmonton and Prince George and Victoria, and finally between Toronto (Pearson) and Halifax.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Flair Airlines): Flair Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLRS (msn 28888) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941106.

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Flair Airlines’ new look, the first Boeing 737-400 is painted

Flair Airlines on December 19, 2017 issued this statement, photo and video:

Canada’s leader in ultra low fare travel is pleased to announce, its first aircraft with its new livery is complete.  This design was chosen in the summer of 2017 by Canadians during an online customer survey in which several options for the new livery were available to choose from for Flair’s aircraft fleet.

The recently acquired Boeing 737-400 in Flair’s new colors is one of two additional aircraft scheduled to enter service.  “We are excited to unveil our new livery to the public.  The aircraft will take its inaugural flight during the holiday season. We are very proud to showcase our new colours. As the only airline that operates as an ultra low cost carrier in Canada;  we know our passengers will be delighted to fly with us as they continue to enjoy the lowest fares in the country,” says Flair Airlines CEO, Jim Rogers.

Flair intends to make significant announcements early in 2018 about its expansion into Canada’s ULCC market.

Top Photo: Flair Airlines. Ex-Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-490 C-FLRS (msn 28888) is the first to be painted.

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Alaska Airlines launches ‘Paint the Plane’ sweepstakes for Alaska students

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Alaska Airlines is inviting school age children from across the state of Alaska to help paint a new plane, as part of its “Paint the Plane” sweepstakes. The Boeing 737-700 cargo jet will feature a special paint theme created by selected art from young Alaskans.

This is the second time Alaska Airlines has called on students in Alaska to help design a plane livery. The first was the “Spirit of Alaska Statehood,” designed by Hannah Hamburg (below), then a 16-year-old Sitka high-school student. The plane with her drawing was introduced in 2009 to celebrate 50 years of statehood and was retired in June 2016.

Best Seller - "Spirit of Alaska Statehood," designed by Hannah Hamburg

Copyright Photo: Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-490 N705AS (msn 29318) “Spirit of Alaska Statehood” (We’re all pulling together) (State of Alaska) ANC (Michael B. Ing). Image: 905224.

“With the recent retirement of our last Alaska-themed livery we can’t think of a better way to honor our connection to Alaska,” said Marilyn Romano, Alaska Airlines’ regional vice president for the state of Alaska. “Our goal is not just painting a plane, but to inspire Alaska students to show us, through art, why Alaska is such a special place to call home.”

Students who submit artwork by the deadline will have a chance to win one of 10 prize packages consisting of either four roundtrip tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, or a $1,000 scholarship to the University of Alaska.

Complete sweepstakes rules and entry forms are available at http://www.painttheplane.com. Entry forms will also be available at Alaska Airlines ticket counters in select terminals throughout the state of Alaska.

Paint the Plane sweepstakes schedule:

Oct. 12 – Sweepstakes begins for Alaska students
Oct. 28 – Entry forms must be postmarked and mailed
Dec. 2016 – Design is revealed and winners announced
Spring 2017 – Painted plane is unveiled
Alaska Airlines has painted other special liveries with help from the public, including the “Timbers Jet,” supporting the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer team and the “Spirit of the Islands,” designed in 2013 by a Honolulu high school student.

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