Flair Airlines, a Canadian Low Cost carrier, will substantially increase its operations to the United States with the addition of four Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, which will be delivered between April and May 2022.
The airline’s fleet will grow to a total of 16 aircraft by spring 2022, representing a 33% increase in its operating schedule.
The low-cost carrier will add 14 new routes, including three new U.S. destinations serving San Francisco (SFO), Denver (DEN) and Nashville (BNA). It will also add a new domestic route to Comox (YQQ).
Stephen Jones, President and CEO of Flair, said, «Traveling and reconnecting with friends will be a top priority for many Canadians in the coming months, and Flair is continuing our growth by adding more aircraft and routes so we can bring low, sustainable fares to even more iconic destinations in North America»
With the addition of the new aircraft, the company will create 150 new jobs. The introduction of the Boeing 737 MAX will benefit the company in lowering its cost per seat mile, saving fuel, and reducing carbon emissions by 14%. Flair expects to serve 28 destinations by spring 2022.
Toronto Pearson: the largest base
The company will increase to 5 aircraft at its Toronto (YYZ) base and offer 19 nonstop destinations by spring.
- Toronto Pearson (YYZ) – Nashville (BNA) 2 flights weekly starting April 14, 2022.
- Toronto Pearson (YYZ) – Denver (DEN) 3 flights weekly starting April 15, 2022.
- Toronto Pearson (YYZ) – Victoria (YYJ) one flight weekly starting May 7, 2022.
The new base in Edmonton
In December, Flair is opening routes from Edmonton with one aircraft serving the following destinations: Phoenix-Mesa, Hollywood-Burbank, Las Vegas and Palm Springs. By spring a second aircraft will serve new international and domestic destinations.
- Edmonton (YEG) – Nashville (BNA) 2 flights weekly beginning April 14, 2022.
- Edmonton (YEG) – San Francisco (SFO) 2 flights weekly starting April 14, 2022.
- Edmonton (YEG) – Comox (YQQ) 3 flights weekly beginning March 29, 2022.
- Edmonton (YEG) – Regina (YQR) 2 flights weekly beginning April 14, 2022.
- Edmonton (YEG) – Montreal (YUL) 3 flights weekly beginning April 15, 2022.
- Edmonton (YEG) – Winnipeg (YWG) 3 flights weekly beginning April 15, 2022.
- Edmonton (YEG) – Saskatoon (YXE) 3 weekly flights starting April 15, 2022.
Additional growth at Vancouver
Next fall, the company will add a third aircraft to its Vancouver base, adding destinations to Hollywood-Burbank, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Phoenix-Mesa. By the spring of 2022, new services will be progressively added to the Vancouver base.
- Vancouver (YVR) – San Francisco (SFO) 3 weekly flights starting May 17, 2022.
- Vancouver (YVR) – Kelowna (YLW) 3 weekly flights starting May 16, 2022.
More domestic routes:
Flair will also introduce more point-to-point routes within Canada, for greater benefit to travelers.
- Calgary (YYC) – Comox (YQQ) 3 flights weekly starting March 29, 2022.
- Kelowna (YLW) – Victoria (YYJ) 3 weekly flights starting May 16, 2022.
Low-Cost Growth in Canada Will Benefit Customers
Flair will offer low-fare fares between flights from Canada to the United States, helping to reactivate the airline industry between the two nations, boosting tourism and reconnecting families.
«We are excited to welcome Flair Airlines to Nashville International Airport®, which means more connectivity between Nashville and Canadian destinations,» said Doug Kreulen, President and CEO of Nashville International Airport.
«Expanding Denver’s global connectivity not only aids in our economic recovery, it also continues to elevate our city as a global hub,» said Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock.
«We are very excited that Flair Air has chosen Comox as the gateway to downtown Vancouver Island,» said Mike Atkins, executive director of the Comox Valley Airport Commission.