EDMONTON — Flair Airlines is set to welcome four new aircraft to its fleet next spring, which will expand its schedule in Canada and the U.S. by 33%.
As part of the ultra low-cost carrier’s unprecedented growth, it will deploy four brand new 737 MAX aircraft in April and May 2022. Two aircraft will be added to Flair’s Toronto base, bringing the total there to five, a second aircraft will be added to its Edmonton base, and a third aircraft to its Vancouver base.
A total of 14 new routes will be added, including service to four new destinations: San Francisco, Nashville, Denver in the United States, and Comox in British Columbia, which will serve as a second gateway to Vancouver Island and complement existing service to Victoria.
- Out of Toronto Pearson Airport, Flair will be offering low fares on nonstop flights to 19 destinations.
- In December, Flair will open a base in Edmonton with the addition of a new aircraft and adding new nonstop service to Hollywood-Burbank, Las Vegas, Palm Springs and Phoenix-Mesa. The spring addition of routes to Nashville, San Francisco, Comox, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg and Saskatoon will join the nonstop flights Flair currently provides to seven domestic destinations from Edmonton.
- Adding a third aircraft to the Vancouver base allows Flair to expand service in Western Canada. The nonstop flights to San Francisco and Kelowna will follow new service starting this fall that includes nonstop flights from Vancouver to Hollywood-Burbank, Palm Springs, Phoenix-Mesa and Las Vegas.
With these new additions, Flair’s spring 2022 schedule will expand from 12 aircraft to 16. The airline will also create 150 new jobs for flight attendants, pilots and operational support staff, and is currently recruiting for 100 pilot positions to meet the needs of its growing fleet.
“Travelling and reconnecting with friends will be among the top priorities for many Canadians in the coming months and Flair is continuing our growth by adding more aircraft and routes so we can bring sustainably low fares to even more iconic destinations across North America,” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines. “Whether you’re looking for a weekend break on Vancouver Island or hiking in the Rockies, Flair will get you there affordably.”
New routes will include the following:
- Toronto – Nashville (YYZ-BNA) – 2x weekly starting April 14, 2022
- Toronto – Denver (YYZ-DEN) – 3x weekly starting April 15, 2022
- Edmonton – Nashville (YEG-BNA) – 2x weekly starting April 14, 2022
- Edmonton – San Francisco (YEG-SFO) – 2x weekly starting April 14, 2022
- Vancouver – San Francisco (YVR-SFO) – 3x weekly May 17, 2022
- Calgary – Comox (YYC-YQQ) – 3x weekly starting March 29, 2022
- Edmonton – Comox (YEG-YQQ) – 3x weekly starting March 29, 2022
- Edmonton – Regina (YEG-YQR) – 2x weekly starting April 14, 2022
- Edmonton – Montreal (YEG-YUL) – 3x weekly starting April 15, 2022
- Edmonton – Winnipeg (YEG-YWG) – 3x weekly starting April 15, 2022
- Edmonton – Saskatoon (YEG-YXE) – 3x weekly starting April 15, 2022
- Toronto – Victoria (YYZ-YYJ) – 1x weekly starting May 7, 2022
- Vancouver – Kelowna (YVR-YLW) – 3x weekly starting May 16, 2022
- Kelowna – Victoria (YLW–YYJ) – 3x weekly starting May 16, 2022
The 737 MAX aircraft will help Flair achieve its goal of the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline. It delivers fuel savings and reduce the airline’s Co2 emissions by 14%.
Fares to U.S. destinations start between $99 and $129 one way, and several of the new domestic Canadian routes have fares starting at $49 one way, including taxes and fees.
Flair is also starting service to six U.S. destinations this fall and currently serves 18 destinations in Canada. By spring 2022 it will serve a total of 28 destinations.
All routes and schedule details can be viewed at https://www.flyflair.com.