Starting today Flair Airlines goes from 90 to 188 flights per week

Starting today Flair Airlines goes from 90 to 188 flights per week

KELOWNA — Flair Airlines has launched new service from Halifax Stanfield International Airport, Calgary International Airport and Victoria International Airport.

The new flights come after the low-cost carrier committed earlier this year to expanding its route network.

With today’s addition of Halifax, Calgary and Victoria, coupled with increased frequency on its existing routes, Flair says it has effectively doubled its flights and now has services stretching coast to coast.

The carrier notes that cities with Flair service “benefit significantly” with lower airfares as a direct consequence of Flair’s market presence. The airline says that since Flair launched service from Edmonton and Winnipeg both cities have seen 30-40% reductions in fare prices.

“In barely a year, Flair has had a tremendous impact in lowering the price of air travel in Canada and we are confident these new locations will be no different,” says Flair’s Executive Chairman, David Tait.

With today’s new routes Flair Airlines is increasing its flights per week from 90 to 188. 

Flair also services Toronto, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Abbotsford, Kelowna and Vancouver.

There were indications earlier this year that Flair would add transborder routes this spring or summer but so far those routes haven’t materialized.

The company has said it expects to fly nearly one million passengers in 2018, and is aiming for 1.5 million in 2019.