KELOWNA — Today marks the first day Flair Airlines will fly from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ), and Kelowna International airport (YLW), making it the first ULCC carrier in Canada to fly from the three gateways.
The addition of YVR, YYZ and YLW to Flair’s route network was announced back in September. Service will include direct flights between Toronto to Edmonton, and Vancouver to Kelowna and Edmonton, with one-stop flights to Toronto (and returns).
“Flair is making significant strides, operating as the only ULCC in Canada. Over the last six months we have expanded our route network, we have increased our aircraft fleet by purchasing two more Boeing 737-400s, we have entered into the Global Distribution System, making it easier for customers to purchase air tickets, and so we are now excited to bring our low fares to these new markets,” said Chris Lapointe, Vice President Commercial Operations, Flair Airlines.
Flair plans to operate 12 aircraft by the spring of 2019.
Schedule highlights include:
Toronto to: Edmonton (direct 7x weekly); Vancouver (one-stop 4x weekly); and Kelowna (one-stop 3x weekly).
Vancouver to: Kelowna (direct 4x weekly); Edmonton (direct 4x weekly); and Toronto (one-stop 4x weekly).
Kelowna to: Edmonton (direct 3x weekly); Toronto (one-stop 3x weekly); and Vancouver (4x weekly).
Flair’s route network also includes Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Abbotsford.
Earlier this month Flair Airlines announced it was starting to distribute its content via Amadeus. Smajic said a Travelport connection is expected to be live by the end of January and talks are ongoing with Sabre.
The airline is also “planning to grow and start international flights” towards the end of March 2018, said Smajic. Flair is adding two new aircraft to its fleet at the beginning of the next year.