The ultra low-cost carrier has been on an expansion track in recent years, adding U.S. flights in 2018. In July 2021 Flair announced it was heading back to the U.S. with six destinations (Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, Hollywood-Burbank, Palm Springs and Las Vegas).
Now the ULCC is gearing up for Mexico, with nonstop, low-fare flights to Cancun and Los Cabos.
“Starting in February, Canadians will enjoy affordable, sunny winter getaways to Cancun and Los Cabos without breaking the bank,” says Flair’s Chief Commercial Officer, Garth Lund. “We can’t wait to get our customers to the beach.”
Flair’s nonstop flights to Mexico will start Feb. 1, to Los Cabos from Vancouver, with departures Tuesdays and Saturdays. The airline will also offer nonstop flights to Los Cabos from Abbotsford and Edmonton on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
To Cancun, Flair’s nonstop flights will operate Wednesdays and Saturdays from Ottawa and Wednesdays and Sundays from Kitchener-Waterloo.
Routes and schedule details can be seen at https://www.flyflair.com.
With recovery on the horizon for the airline industry coming out of the pandemic, more carriers are boosting their networks with sun destinations.
Another ULCC, the years-in-the-making Canada Jetlines, announced last week that it aims to start Florida flights in March 2022. The LCC and ULCC market could get crowded with long-established players including Air Canada Rouge and Swoop.
And in July 2021 Porter Airlines announced it’s planning to add up to 80 new jet aircraft to its fleet, opening up destinations in Western Canada and the U.S. West Coast from new gateways including Toronto’s Pearson Airport. There’s the potential for sun spots in Mexico and the Caribbean as well. The new planes have transcontinental range and will enter into service with Porter starting in the second half of 2022.