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Flair to resume Kelowna, Winnipeg service, delays Atlantic Canada launch

EDMONTON — Flair Airlines has announced that it will resume service to Kelowna and Winnipeg while delaying the launch of other destinations as part of its new summer schedule.

Its current route schedule will be expanded to include both Kelowna and Winnipeg in addition to Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

However, as a result of ongoing travel restrictions, Flair will also be delaying the launch of service into Ottawa and Atlantic Canada. Full refunds are being offered to passengers booked on cancelled f lights to the affected destinations: Ottawa, Halifax, Saint John, N.B., and Charlottetown. Impacted guests will be contacted through email with instructions on how to receive their refunds.

“Due to the current provincial travel restrictions and quarantine requirements, we feel this is the best balance right now for both the provinces, and for Flair as a business,” says John Mullins, Vice President of Customer Experience and Airports. “Safety comes first for Flair and our customers are. Our priority.”

Based on feedback received from Canadians in a recent Nanos Research survey, passengers are in need of choice and affordable air travel in Canada. As such, Flair is looking to return to Atlantic Canada, which it says remains a priority region, as soon as possible.

“This is only temporary,” adds Mullins. “Flair is proud to bring Canadians affordable and friendly air travel and we look forward to providing more choice to our customers for their travel needs. We will be there for Ottawa and Atlantic Canada as soon as everyone is ready for our arrival.”

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