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Flair welcomes new COO, donates flights to Ukrainian refugees

EDMONTON — Flair Airlines has appointed Maciej Wilk as its new Chief Operating Officer.

In his new role, Wilk will lead the team that manages Flair’s core operational functions including Flight Operations, Airport Operations and Maintenance.

Wilk previously spent 10 years at LOT Polish Airlines in Warsaw where he served as Chief Operating Officer since 2017. Prior to LOT, he spent six years with the accounting and consulting firm PwC. 

“Flair is very pleased to have attracted a person with a proven global track record,” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO of Flair Airlines. “Maciej brings experience across the full range of operational disciplines as well as solid financial and corporate skills. These will be invaluable as we continue our growth as Canada’s largest ULCC.”

Wilk said he is “thrilled” to be joining Flair: “I am looking forward to bringing my expertise in airline management to accelerate Flair’s already impressive growth while maintaining the highest safety, punctuality and quality standards.”

Flair donates flights to Ukrainian refugees

In other news, Flair has announced that it has donated 400 flight vouchers to help Ukrainian refugees with their travel in Canada. 

The donation was facilitated by the Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance – Alliance Canadienne du secteur de l’éstablissement des immigrants (CISSA-ACSEI), a convening body representing the immigrant settlement sector in Canada.

Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Canada from Europe through charter or schedule airline flights. However, their port of entry may be some distance away from family, friends and loved ones who can help them resettle in Canada. The program facilitates follow-on flights within Canada to support reunification with these communities. 

The 400 one-way vouchers are valid for travel to Flair’s Canadian destinations. Baggage, fees and taxes are also included. The vouchers will be provided to Ukrainian refugees upon arrival in Canada.

“Flair Airlines is pleased to help Ukrainian refugees with these complimentary flights, reuniting them with family and friends in cities across Canada on our network,” said Jones. “We believe they will find a warm welcome, safety and well-being, and good opportunities for them and their families in these Canadian communities.”

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