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GDS access, international growth for LCC Flair Airlines

GDS access, international growth for LCC Flair Airlines

Friday, December 1, 2017

KELOWNA — Flair Airlines has started distributing its content via Amadeus and says a Travelport connection is expected to be live by the end of January.

The airline is also “planning to grow and start international flights” towards the end of March 2018, said Director of Passenger Sales and Marketing, Mirza Smajic. Flair is adding two new aircraft to its fleet at the beginning of the next year.

Smajic said the low-cost carrier is also in ongoing negotiations with Sabre.

Asked about commissions, Smajic said “We don’t give general commission. Commission is always subject of negotiations. We are however trying very hard to give low fares that will give agents space to add service fee.”

With the new Amadeus connection tickets will be issued via BSP in Canada (and through ARC in the U.S.). In the rest of the world Flair Airlines tickets can be issued on Hahn Airlines ticket stock, he said.

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One of Flair’s aircraft is getting a new look and will be done in few days, and “others are following right after that,” he added.

Flair Airlines operates flights between Toronto, Kelowna, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Vancouver, Abbotsford with seven Boeing 737 aircraft.

Agents looking to contact Flair Airlines are asked to email sales@flairair.com.

This past June Flair Air bought no-frills flight service NewLeaf. The Kelowna-based charter airline had provided the planes and crews for NewLeaf flights since it began operations in 2016.

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