EDMONTON — Flair Airlines’ expansion into the United States continues, with new flights set to depart this weekend.
The ultra low-cost carrier will launch inaugural flights to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale this Sunday from Ottawa and Toronto. A few days after that, on Nov. 2, it will see its first flight depart to Las Vegas from Toronto.
Flair’s expanded service south of the border is part of the airline’s unprecedented growth, says CEO Stephen Jones. Earlier this month, Flair announced the addition of four new aircraft next spring, representing a 33% expansion of its Canada and U.S. schedule.
Flair’s inaugural flights to the U.S. are as follows:
October 31, 2021:
Flight #334 – Ottawa (YOW) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), 7:00am EST – 10:30am EST
Flight #144 – Toronto (YYZ) to Orlando Sanford (SFB), 11:15am EST – 2:00pm EST
Flight #111 – Toronto (YYZ) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL), 12:00pm EST – 3:20pm EST
November 2, 2021:
Flight #176 – Toronto (YYZ) to Las Vegas (LAS), 1:00pm EST – 3:00pm MST
“Flair’s launch of service to the US is an important milestone in our mission to make air travel affordable for everyone,” said Jones. “We continue to change the way Canadians think about air travel as they discover the freedom and benefits our low fares provide in their travels. We are thrilled to bring iconic US destinations like Las Vegas, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale into our network of Canadian travelers who are anxious to get back to exploring the world.”
Chris Jones, Chief Marketing Officer for the Clark County Department of Aviation, added: “Las Vegas has long been a favorite destination for visitors hailing from all parts of Canada. As both the U.S. and Canadian governments relax restrictions on international travel, Flair’s newest service from Toronto, with more markets to follow, will expand the opportunity for Canadians to conveniently enjoy the Entertainment Capital of the World.”
And Tom Nolan, President and CEO, Orlando Sanford International Airport, said: “Canada is one of Orlando Sanford International Airport’s most exciting opportunities to generate additional passenger traffic. We just completed a major terminal expansion and update and we are proud that Flair Airlines is making use of these improvements.”
Flair first began flying to the United States in November 2018 from Winnipeg, Edmonton and Toronto. The airline is currently focused on expanding into new markets while it takes delivery new 737 MAX aircraft.