20 June, 2018

Flair Airlines to move HQ to Edmonton International

The low-fare Canadian airline, Flair has announced that it will be on the move to a new home base.  The expanding carrier says that after extensive analysis, it will build on the success of Edmonton International Airport as its main transfer hub by officially establishing itself as Edmonton's Hometown Airline. 

Flair Airlines plans to continue to expand its route network to and from Edmonton by growing its frequency and destinations served, both domestic and trans-border; announcing new low-fare routes in the coming weeks.  Flair will also progressively relocate its operations and executive base in Edmonton.

Flair's Executive Chairman, David Tait, commented, "Just last week Flair doubled its frequency out of Edmonton and, as one of the fastest growing cities in the country, the community and the airport are uniquely positioned to support our ongoing growth: Already, of Flair's almost 200 flights per week, 65% of them fly to/from Edmonton. We are also looking forward to tapping into Edmonton's professional talent pool, as we progressively establish our headquarters here over the coming months."

"We congratulate Flair Airlines on its success," said Tom Ruth, President and CEO of Edmonton International Airport. "Over the past year of operation, not only has Flair introduced new destinations and increased route frequencies, it has successfully expanded Edmonton into its main transfer hub for Canada.  This reflects Flair's strong confidence in the Edmonton Metro Region, and has proven this market's support for Flair's growing list of non-stops and ULCC value."

For a decade Flair operated as a charter carrier before transitioning to scheduled service in 2017. To consistently offer affordable air travel to Canadians, Flair is focused on key airports, with its main transfer hub in Edmonton and a network that supports seasonal demand. As of June 15, 2018 from 10 coast-to-coast gateways, Flair operates almost 200 weekly domestic flights.