Flair Airlines to Expand Canada and U.S. Schedule by 33 Percent With Four New Aircraft
During April and May 2022, Flair Airlines will deploy four new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft and expand their schedule in Canada and the U.S. by 33 percent. Two of the new aircraft will be added to Flair's Toronto base, and one each in Edmonton and Vancouver.
On Tuesday (October 19, 2021), Flair Airlines announced a 33 percent schedule expansion in Canada and the U.S. next spring, as the carrier deploys four brand new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft. Two of the new aircraft will be added to Flair’s Toronto base, and one each to Edmonton and Vancouver. With the four new aircraft, Flair’s fleet will grow to 16 aircraft. The airline’s spring 2022 schedule will include 14 new routes, with four new destinations including San Francisco, Nashville and Denver in the U.S., as well as Comox, a second gateway on Vancouver Island, complementing existing service to Victoria.
In Tuesday’s announcement, Flair Airlines’ President and CEO, Stephen Jones, said,
“Travelling and reconnecting with friends will be among the top priorities for many Canadians in the coming months, and Flair is continuing our growth by adding more aircraft and routes so we can bring sustainably low fares to even more iconic destinations across North America. Whether you’re looking for a weekend break on Vancouver Island or hiking in the Rockies, Flair will get you there affordably.”
With the fleet expansion, Flair will create 150 new jobs for pilots, cabin crew and operational support staff. The carrier is currently recruiting for 100 new pilots to meet the needs of their growing fleet.
One-way fares to U.S. destinations start between CAD $99 and $129, and flights on several of the new domestic Canadian routes start at CAD $49 one-way.
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 28 Canadian and U.S. destinations by spring 2022. The airline plans on growing their fleet to 50 aircraft in five years.
Source: Flair Airlines