EDMONTON — Looking to make the most of what many predict will be another summer of domestic travel for Canadians, Flair Airlines has added another gateway to its network.
Flair announced today that it is expanding service to include Montreal, with direct flights between Montreal – Trudeau International Airport to Toronto, Vancouver, Abbotsford and Halifax, starting July 1.
Billing itself as ‘Canada’s only independent ultra low-cost carrier’, Flair had already indicated last month that it planned to expand its network starting May 1 with service being added to Ottawa, Kitchener-Waterloo, Halifax and Saint John, plus service in June to Thunder Bay and Charlottetown. Service to Victoria is set to begin in July, and to Abbotsford in August.
“We are excited to bring ULCC service to Montreal and to provide our low fares to a region where Canadians have been paying far too much for far too long,” said Flair’s President and CEO, Stephen Jones. “Providing affordable air travel within Canada is an essential first step in restarting travel and tourism. We know there is a need for ULCC service in Montreal and are thrilled to bring our low fares to the area.”
Jones says Flair was one of the first airlines to focus its network exclusively on essential domestic travel during the pandemic. Flair continues to operate only essential service through April and will begin increasing service in May.