Flair Airlines, Canada’s only independent ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC), is expanding service with a new, non-stop route between Ottawa International Airport (YOW) and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) starting August 4, 2021, with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.
Flair explains the new route is part of its expansion of service as it grows its ULCC service across Canada. Flair plans to grow its network to include 19 destinations by summer. The airline is adding 13 new aircraft to its fleet in 2021.
“Growing our service by connecting two iconic destinations on each side of the country is an important step in our bringing low fares and affordable travel options to more Canadians,” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair. “We know there is a need for ULCC service as travel begins to return and connecting two cities that are year-round destinations will ensure Canadians can explore their country affordably all year long.”
Flair anticipates states it will begin increasing service in May with its anticipation of travel returning during the summer.
“We know there is pent up demand for people to see families and have affordable vacations once it is safe for us to travel again,” said Jones. “As a ULCC, our efficiencies are passed along in our pricing. Our low fares are an important step in restarting the tourism industry as they allow people to explore more, and both Ottawa and Kelowna are two attractive regions for domestic tourism.”
Flair states one-way fares on the new route will start as low as $59 with taxes and fees included.