EDMONTON — Flair Airlines has announced a new nonstop route between Ottawa and Kelowna starting this August.
Part of the ultra low-cost carrier’s expansion, the new YOW-YLW route kicks off on Aug. 4 with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays. By summer Flair’s network will grow to include 19 destinations, and 13 new aircraft will be welcomed into its fleet throughout the year in anticipation of the safe restart of travel.
“Growing our service by connecting two iconic destinations on each side of the country is an important step in our bringing low fares and affordable travel options to more Canadians,” says Stephen Jones, President & CEO. “We know there is a need for ULCC service as travel begins to return and connecting two cities that are year-round destinations will ensure Canadians can explore their country affordably all year long.”
Flair, which was one of the first airlines to reduce service to only essential routes during the pandemic, will begin increasing service in May.
“We know there is pent-up demand for people to see families and have affordable vacations once it is safe for us to travel again,” adds Jones. “As a ULCC, our efficiencies are passed along in our pricing. Our low fares are an important step in restarting the tourism industry as they allow people to explore more, and both Ottawa and Kelowna are two attractive regions for domestic tourism.”
One-way fares on the new route start at $59, taxes and fees included. Plus, Flair provides COVID Coverage, which allows passengers to easily change their travel plans given the continued uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Bookings are now available for travel through Oct. 30, 2021.