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  • Joe Breitfeller

Flair Airlines Expands Kitchener-Waterloo Base With Additional Aircraft and Over 50 New Jobs

Flair Airlines will expand their base at Region of Waterloo International Airport, with an additional based aircraft, bringing the total to three and over 50 new direct and indirect jobs. The carrier will also launch new routes to Charlottetown and Saint John.

Flair Airlines Boeing 737-800NG - Courtesy Flair Airlines

On Wednesday (February 23, 2022), Flair Airlines announced an expansion of their Kitchener-Waterloo base with a new aircraft and over 50 direct and indirect jobs. Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) will see their based aircraft fleet expand to three, and the launch of twice weekly service to Charlottetown on Thursdays and Sundays, as well as three weekly flights to Saint John on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Flair first established their YKF base at with two aircraft, and the airline also maintains bases in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto. Service to Saint John and Charlottetown will begin on June 8th and 9th respectively with fares from $29 (including taxes and fees).

In Wednesday’s announcement, Flair Airlines’ President and CEO, Stephen Jones, said,

“Kitchener-Waterloo is an incredibly important part of the Flair network and we’re excited to expand our base here. Strengthening our ties with Region of Waterloo International Airport will allow us to serve more destinations from the airport in the future, as well as create new jobs for the region. As the airport completes extensive renovations, we feel that it is the perfect time to reaffirm our commitment to the region and grow with the airport.”

Flair Airlines offers service from Kitchener-Waterloo to Calgary, Cancun, Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Kelowna, Orlando-Sanford, Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Flair Airlines is Canada’s only independent ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) and the company’s mission is to make travel accessible and affordable for all Canadians. The airline operates a growing fleet of Next Generation Boeing 737-800s and 737-8s, and will serve 32 Canadian, U.S. and Mexican destinations by spring 2022. The airline plans on growing their fleet to 50 aircraft by 2025

Source: Flair Airlines

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