Ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines announced it has established a new base at Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and an expansion of service to four non-stop U.S. destinations.
The new Edmonton-U.S. routes will start this Fall and include non-stop service to Las Vegas, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Hollywood Burbank. Flair is also expanding its domestic network from Edmonton. In addition to existing winter service to Kitchener-Waterloo, Vancouver, Abbotsford and Toronto, Flair is expanding its current summer service from Kelowna and Victoria to extend throughout the winter season.
“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,’” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines.
The four new non-stop U.S. destinations served through Edmonton are scheduled to start in December and will extend through spring of 2022. The first US flights will begin December 16 to Las Vegas and Hollywood-Burbank, with other routes starting later that week. Flair plans to offer two flights per week to Phoenix, Palm Springs, and Hollywood-Burbank and three flights per week to Las Vegas.
Flair states it will base an aircraft and flight crews in Edmonton starting in December. Between direct and indirect employment, Flair estimates 50 new jobs being created in addition to the 75 operations and business staff already headquartered in Edmonton.
The new U.S. destinations join the seven Canadian destinations Flair currently offers service to in Edmonton. From Edmonton, Flair provides service to Abbotsford, Kelowna, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.