Airlines Flair Airlines establishes Edmonton base and expands in US

Canadian Ultra-Low-Cost-Carrier (ULCC) Flair Airlines has announced, that it will establish a new operational base at Edmonton in Canada.

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The independent ULCC Flair Airlines is set to expand its route network the implementation of a new operational base at Edmonton International Airport. Just recently, the airline took delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX aircraft and this latest development shows the ambition of Flair to expand its business.

With the new base come four new destinations in the United States, with routes starting this fall. Then, Flair will serve flights between the Canadian city and Hollywood Burbank, Palm Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas.

Additionally, Flair Airlines will also invest in its domestic network from Edmonton by serving new routes to Kelowna and Victoria during the winter season. The carrier is already serving Kitchener-Waterloo, Vancouver, Abbotsford and Toronto in the winter.

Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines, said: “Our relationship with Edmonton International Airport will continue to provide benefits to Albertans as our low fares make travel accessible and affordable for everyone. Albertans have been paying way too much for air travel and Flair is here to change that. Having our new 737-8 aircraft and our team members based in Edmonton provides a unique advantage to Flair as we can continue our efficient growth and keep our costs down and our fares low.”

Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport, added: “Flair Airlines continues to be a strong partner for our airport. Basing aircraft and crew in Edmonton demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to our region. In addition, these new US destinations will be popular non-stop routes as we rebuild our network. Thank you for your long-term commitment to EIA.”

In total, Flair will base one aircraft and flight crews in Edmonton, beginning in December. The airline estimates, that 50 new jobs are being created which will add to the 75 already employed by the carrier in Edmonton.

Until Summer next year, Flair Airlines seeks to operate with a fleet of 16 aircraft. In five years, the airline plans to operate with up to 50 aircraft. This strong commitment to grow shows the airline´s ambition in a difficult ULCC market.

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