Low-cost Canadian airline, Flair Airlines, on Thursday begun service with the first of 13 new Boeing 737-8 aircraft in a bid to provide affordable, low fare air travel to 19 Canadian destinations. (Photo – Flair Airlines)
Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines said “Today marks a huge milestone as Flair grows to bring affordable travel options to more Canadians.”
Jones further added “Canadians have been paying too much for too long, and Flair is changing that thanks to the addition of the new 737-8 aircraft which provide us the efficiencies and ability to scale our service. Today’s inaugural flight kicks off our rapid growth.”
“The inaugural flight of Flair’s first new 737-8 will depart Edmonton at 5:30pm MT and arrive in Toronto at 11:20 pm ET,” the airline said in a statement on Thursday.
The new aircraft allow Flair to achieve the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline. The aircraft will deliver fuel savings and cut the airline’s CO2 emissions by 14%. Lower per passenger emissions are a vital step in lowering Flair’s carbon footprint as it works to become Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airline.
Flair began taking delivery of the 13 new aircraft in May. The 737-8 aircraft are joining Flair’s existing fleet of 737-800 aircraft and deliveries continue throughout 2021.
By the middle of next year, Flair will have a fleet of 16 aircraft and be well on the way to achieving its “F50” ambition of growing to 50 planes within five years.