The FINANCIAL -- On September 11, Flair Airlines announced that it will be launching year-round service at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this winter.
Flair Airlines will offer passengers non-stop access between YVR and Kelowna International Airport (YLW) and Edmonton International Airport (YEG), as well as continued service to Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) from YEG. These new services will each operate four times weekly beginning on December 15, 2017.
“With a vision to serve 25 million passengers by 2020, we are pleased to welcome another new airline partner with Flair Airlines launching scheduled service at YVR this winter,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “Vancouverites will be thrilled to have additional options to get to Kelowna, Edmonton and Toronto just in time for the busy holiday season.”
In business since 2005, Flair Airlines is based in Kelowna, British Columbia. Since last year, Flair has flown over 376,600 passengers on over 3,090 flights. Flair Airlines will operate a Boeing 737-400 aircraft on these routes with seat capacity for 156 passengers, according to YVR.
"Flair Airlines is thrilled to be announcing service to Vancouver International Airport. YVR is a true gateway airport that connects people to the rest of the world and we believe this is an important addition to our route network," stated Chris Lapointe, Vice President, Commercial Operations.