Showing posts with label Flair. Show all posts
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Tuesday 28 March 2023

Canada Jetlines leases aircraft out

Canada Jetlines has confirmed it has signed a contract to provide aircraft and crew for 5 months starting at the end of March 2023 to another Canadian airline to help secure much-needed stability. 

The contract consists of daily flying and will run until the beginning of September 2023.

Canada Jetlines’ Chief Executive Officer and President, Eddy Doyle. said:  "We are proud to have been selected for this contract. Canada Jetlines has seen continuous growth in demand for its Charter and ACMI (Aircraft Crew Maintenance and Insurance) business which complements our schedule service to leisure destinations,” 

Canada Jetlines has completed approximately 50 charter and ACMI flights already since the beginning of 2023 and expects to perform several additional charter flights in the coming months.

The over-saturation of budget airlines in Canada has led to a very unstable aviation market which is leading to a very unstable financial situation with many believing a massive consolidation is just weeks away. 



Tuesday 14 March 2023

Is Flair on the brink of failure.......

The Canadian budget airline Flair is said to be in the very bring of failure after a number of its aircraft were repossessed for non-payment of leases over the weekend and another is due to go at the end of the day. 

Four of the carrier's Boeing 737 MAX jets were grounded by lessors Airborne Capital after the airline ran behind in lease payments with hundreds of passengers' travel plans left in tatters.

Flair's bullish boss Stephen Jones rather than taking responsibility for the issues and doing all he can to resolve them has started to launch unsubstantiated attacks on almost everyone else.   He told local media that Airborne Capital was conspiring with one of the other major Canadian airlines to against Flair and overcharging them for aircraft.  

Jones said:  “We have come in and upset the cozy duopoly, and as a consequence people want us out of business,” said Jones. “We do believe there were negotiations going on behind the scenes between one of the majors and the lessor to, you know, hurt Flair by offering above-market rates for the aircraft we have been leasing.”

He also believes the impounding of aircraft was due to more than just nonpayment of leases, "There are airlines out there that don’t want Flair to exist, and it doesn’t surprise me. We are a challenger to the status quo."  

Saturday 26 November 2022

Canada's Transportation Safety Board investigate Flair Airlines runway overrun.......

Investigations are underway in Ontario Canada after a Flair Airlines 737 jet overshot the runway on arrival at Kitchener-Waterloo airport on Friday morning. The aircraft, registration C-FFLC had taken off from Vancouver International Airport (YVR) on Thursday evening at approximately 23:35 and overshot the tarmac in Waterloo shortly before 06:30 the following morning.  

Flair Airlines issued a brief statement saying that "F8501 from YVR to Kitchener-Waterloo exited the runway at the end of its landing. There were no reported injuries. Passengers deplaned the aircraft and were taken to the terminal by bus. The safety and well-being of our passengers and crew is our top priority." but has since refused to make any further statement. 

There were no reported injuries among the 134 passengers or six crew on board at the time of the incident and One passenger told local CTV News that nobody on the plane knew what to do and it was more than an hour before they could get off the aircraft.

Another passenger told them that the aircraft was 'dancing on the runway a bit. It was moving side to side' although despite the bumpy landing most of the passengers in his area of the aircraft seemed calm. 'Oops, we missed the runway'  the passenger said, telling his row mate, ‘we’re in the grass.’. 

Some passengers report receiving texts from the budget airline asking them how their experience flying with them was and asking them to leave a review.

The airport was closed for a while, however, local officials advised “The aircraft has been recovered and the Transportation Safety Board continues to conduct an investigation.  - The  airport has returned to regular operations.”








Tuesday 18 October 2022

Flair Airlines to add service in ontario markets

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 Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, is releasing three additional routes as the airline expands its presence in Ontario. Service to Abbotsford from Kitchener-Waterloo, Kelowna from Toronto, and Thunder Bay from Ottawa will begin in May and June, respectively. The new routes are an addition to Flair’s recently announced 2023 summer schedule, which includes increased frequencies and plans to increase capacity by 50 per cent next summer.


“We’re thrilled to connect travellers to the people and places they love, as we expand our presence in key Ontario markets,” said Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer, Flair Airlines. “Our Summer 2023 schedule continues to heat up as we grow our capacity into next summer at affordable prices.”


In addition, Flair Airlines announced today that in Summer 2023, one new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will be based in Abbotsford, in a signal to the market of Flair Airlines’ success to date serving the Lower Mainland of B.C. Each aircraft brings additional employment to the local market for a variety of positions, including pilots, on-board crew, ground and maintenance staff.


Kitchener-Waterloo to Abbotsford begins May 9, 2023 with three times weekly service. Toronto to Kelowna begins June 9, 2023 with service twice weekly. Ottawa to Thunder Bay’s two times weekly service begins June 10. All flights are non-stop.

One-way fares to Kitchener-Waterloo to Abbotsford, including taxes and fees, begin at $39 CAD. One-way fares from Toronto to Kelowna, including taxes and fees, begin at $75 CAD. One-way fares from Ottawa to Thunder Bay, including taxes and fees, begin at $19. There are limited seats and availability for the fares.







Wednesday 20 July 2022

Miami-based private investment firm 777 Partners orders more Boeing 737 MAX jets

Boeing and 777 Partners today announced a new order and commitment for up to 66 737 MAX jets, including a firm order for 30 crush-capacity 737-MAX 8-200s. Powered by CFM International LEAP-1B engines and incorporating advanced technology winglets, these jets will seat around 200 passengers. 

777 Partners has used the 737 MAX to launch a number of low-cost carriers around the world, with more to follow. Currently, its investments include Flair Airlines in Canada and Bonza Airline, an Australian start-up that will launch operations this year. 

"This new order marks another milestone in the robust growth of our aviation businesses and concurrently, our partnership with Boeing," said Josh Wander, managing partner of 777 Partners. "We are excited about the possibilities the MAX aircraft provide our growing group of carriers to facilitate and democratize low-cost travel around the globe while respecting our commitment to sustainable flying."

"777 Partners is leveraging the cost efficiencies of the 737-8 and 737-8-200 for its diverse network of airlines, while also providing an excellent passenger experience and meeting sustainability goals," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. 

Bonza is Australia's new, and only independent low-cost airline takes off in 2022, enabling Australians to explore more of their own backyard, and at low-cost prices. Bonza's initial route map includes 27 routes to 17 destinations. Ninety three per cent of Bonza routes are not currently served by any airline and ninety six percent not currently served by a low-cost carrier. 

Thursday 19 May 2022

Canada's Flair starts service to Chicago from Toronto....


Flair Airlines, the low fare Canadian airline has started services from Toronto to the Windy City -  Chicago, The O’Hare International Airport - Pearson International Airport route will operate three times a week on Boeing 737 jets, the airline confirmed this week. 

“We’re excited to bring another incredible destination to our passengers with our inaugural flight to Chicago today. Flair is working hard to bring even more low fare options to Canadians with new destinations across North America.” said Stephen Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Flair Airlines. “We’re making it easier for Canadians to be blown away by Chicago’s unique culture, cuisine, and events by making weekend trips affordable. Bring your appetite for some delicious deep dish pizza!” 

“On behalf of Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the entire Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA), I am thrilled to welcome Flair Airlines to O’Hare International Airport,” said City of Chicago Commissioner of Aviation Jamie L. Rhee. “Passengers will now have additional options for affordable travel between Toronto and the “Windy City,” voted Best Big City in the U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler for the fifth year in a row.”

“As aviation continues to recover and more and more travellers once again take to the skies, offering options to our valued passengers is more important than ever,” said Janik Reigate, Director of Strategic Customer Relationships, Greater Toronto Airports Authority. “We’re pleased to partner with Flair to connect people and businesses in Toronto with the Windy City!”

Non-stop service to Chicago is part of Flair’s ongoing expansion into the U.S.,with recent inaugurals to Nashville, New York, and San Francisco, as well as Anchorage, starting in June. 

 



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Friday 22 April 2022

Canada’s ultra-low-cost-carrier Flair is facing an uncertain future........

Canada’s ultra-low-cost carrier Flair is facing an uncertain future because its licence to fly in Canada could be revoked under foreign ownership rules. 

Global News has reported that an investigation is currently underway by the Canadian authorities as the airline is majority-owned by an American firm 777 Partners.

Flair has a fleet of around 13 Boeing 737 aircraft and flies a number of regional routes throughout Canada and has received more than $11 million in federal grants and support in order to expand its operations. The firm had inked plans to boost its fleet to around 50 please by the end of 2025.

In a briefing to reporters on Thursday, the airline’s CEO Stephen Jones said he was confident the steps the airline has taken will placate the authorities and the airline would continue to be able to operate. Indeed he confidently claimed there was “zero chance” of Flair losing its licence on 3rd May.

The bullish Jones dismissed the investigation saying it doesn’t have a clear point of transgression “It’s not like we could see this line and we consciously walked over it. The control-in-fact test is the sum total of all of the relationships that an airline might have with a non-Canadian. And that’s a judgment call,” he said.


Flair has rapidly had to change the composition of its board in order to appear more Canadian, up from five people to nine, with just two from 777 Partners and the rest Canadians. It has also updated its shareholder's agreements to basically enshrine Canadian control on paper, which all shareholders voted to accept in order to keep the authorities happy.

The airline is heavily in debt, with a significant amount to 777 Partners despite refinancing $80 million away from the U.S. company, which could still cause concern for the regulators. However, Jones told reporters  “We’re removing all of the corporate governance issues. We’re cash self-sufficient, the leases are at arm’s length. So the only thing that will remain is the fact that we are in debt to a shareholder who provided it to enable us to survive COVID.”  It has asked for an 18-month extension to help it refinance that debt.





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Wednesday 20 October 2021

Expansion on the cards for Canada's Flair Airlines.

There is a major expansion programme on the way for Canada's Flair Airlines next year when the ultra-low-cost airline deploys four 737 MAX jets on its growing route network, 

Flair says it will put two additional jets at its Toronto base, taking the total there to five. It is planning of adding a second aircraft will be added to the base at Edmonton base and a third aircraft to its Vancouver base. 

The budget carrier's Spring 2022 schedule will expand from twelve aircraft to sixteen, delivering 33% schedule growth and instigating a whopping 14 new routes - including services to four fantastic new destinations. Three new cities will be added to Flair’s network in the U.S. - San Francisco, Nashville and Denver. 

Flair will also launch Comox as a second gateway to Vancouver Island, complementing existing service to Victoria and allowing visitors to explore even more of the island. “Travelling and reconnecting with friends will be among the top priorities for many Canadians in the coming months, and Flair is continuing our growth by adding more aircraft and routes so we can bring sustainably low fares to even more iconic destinations across North America,” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines.

Adding: “Whether you’re looking for a weekend break on Vancouver Island or hiking in the Rockies, Flair will get you there affordably.” 

The airline Flair is also starting service to 6 US destinations this Fall and currently serves 18 destinations in Canada and will be growing to serve 28 destinations by spring 2022. The airline is also currently looking for new pilots and cabin crew as part of the expansion programme.


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Monday 2 August 2021

Flair Airlines launches flights from Abbotsford International Airport

Flair Airlines begins air service at Abbotsford International Airport to 6 Canadian destinations with fares as low as $19.

“We are delighted to see travel and tourism continue to return across Canada. Bringing our low fare travel options to Abbotsford is important for the community as we deliver more choices and competition for air travel. Our low fares are a powerful tool in economic recovery and we know that healthy competition in air travel is essential to keeping travel affordable for families,” says Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines. “Throughout Canada, passengers have been paying way too much for way too long, and it is together with airports like Abbotsford that we can provide affordable options across the country and beyond.”

The 6 non-stop destinations served through Abbotsford are Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg. Flair will also begin daily non-stop flights to Las Vegas starting October 31.

“On behalf of Abbotsford City Council and Abbotsford Airport Authority, I am pleased to welcome Flair Airlines to Abbotsford International Airport,” said Henry Braun, Mayor, City of Abbotsford. “As the only Ultra-Low Cost Airport in Canada, we appreciate Flair Airline’s low cost options making air travel more affordable and accessible to Canadians.”

Abbotsford is among three new destinations Flair has added to its network in August along with Grande Prairie and Charlottetown. Flair serves 20 Canadian cities and continues to grow with the addition of service to US cities this fall and more new aircraft joining the fleet. With an ambitious goal to grow to 50 aircraft in 5 years, Flair is rapidly expanding as it brings ULCC service to Canadians.





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Saturday 10 July 2021

Flair Airlines announces 6 new U.S. sun destinations --- Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, Hollywood-Burbank, Palm Springs and Las Vegas.

Flair Airlines, the Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier has announced non-stop flights between 8 Canadian cities and 6 U.S destinations: Fort Lauderdale, Orlando-Sanford, Phoenix-Mesa, Hollywood-Burbank, Palm Springs and Las Vegas.

Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines. “For years, Canadians have been over-paying for air travel to domestic and U.S destinations. Flair is here to ensure that Canadians are no longer taken advantage of and receive low prices for even better service. The fares to our new destinations ensure Canadians can easily enjoy travel this winter and spend some much-deserved time away exploring sunny new places.”

Halifax, Montreal, Kitchener-Waterloo, Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and Abbotsford will receive service to a variety of the U.S cities starting this October. The ultra-low fares will start between $79 to $109 CAD one-way. All routes and schedule details can be viewed at https://www.flyflair.com.

Monday 14 June 2021

The Canadian budget carrier Flair Airlines has updated its schedule with more services from Ottawa International Airport

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The Canadian budget carrier Flair Airlines has updated its schedule with more services from Ottawa International Airport (IATA: YOW) in Ontario.

Ottawa flights in June will provide non-stop service to Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Calgary. In August, the schedule grows with the addition of service to Halifax, Kelowna and Abbotsford.

“We are delighted to start operations at our newest base in Ottawa,” says Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer. “Just in time for summer, we are bringing affordable travel options with one way fares as low as $49 on several routes. By August, we will have two aircraft based in Ottawa and provide non-stop, low fares to eight cities while creating more than 70 jobs in the community.”


Ottawa is among several new destinations Flair is adding to its network as the airline grows to serve 19 Canadian cities. Flair’s first of 13 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft started passenger service on June 10 and more of the new aircraft are joining the fleet throughout 2021.

Listed below are examples of one-way base fares currently available. All base fares include taxes and fees, and there are limited seats and limited availability.

Ottawa to Halifax: $49 one way, travel on October 14, 2021
Ottawa to Abbotsford: $59 one way, travel on September 9, 2021
Ottawa to Toronto: $49 one way, travel on July 7, 2021
Ottawa to Winnipeg: $49 one way, travel on October 27, 2021
Ottawa to Edmonton: $49 one way, travel on September 10, 2021
Ottawa to Calgary: $49 one way, travel on November 11, 2021
Ottawa to Vancouver: $59 one way, travel on October 26, 2021
Ottawa to Kelowna: $59 one way, travel on October 23, 2021





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Flair Airlines starts flying with Boeing 737 MAX jets.

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Flair Airlines, the independent ultra-low-cost Canadian carrier has started flying with the first of 13 new Boeing 737-MAX 8 jets - same as the type in the two fatal crashes that saw the type grounded over safety issues for nearly two years. 

Flair is hoping that these new aircraft will help the fledgling airline achieve its rapid growth and help it make inroads into an already congested Canadian travel market.

 Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines said: “Today marks a huge milestone as Flair grows to bring affordable travel options to more Canadians.

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.”
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Wednesday 19 May 2021

Flair Airlines recruiting cabin crew

The Canadian low-cost carrier Flair Airlines is expanding ambitiously with the addition of 13 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. As the airline is rapidly expanding its reach and service, it is currently recruiting cabin crew in a number of locations. 

The airline says, "We want to hire the best and are always looking for top talent to join our team.  If you are looking for an exciting, progressive career, please send us your cover letter and resume."   

 


Primary Responsibilities:

Perform in‐flight service duties: greet passengers, provide in‐flight announcements, safety demonstrations, serve beverages and meals and be accountable for in-flight sales transactions;
Provide customer service and assistance to passengers with various items including answering general questions and stowing carry‐on items, which may include pushing, pulling, reaching, stooping, twisting, kneeling, lifting and carrying items;
Operate mechanical and emergency safety equipment;
Light grooming of aircraft as required;
Provide assistance and timely communication to passengers during emergency and unusual incidents (i.e., delayed flight, severe weather condition, turbulent flight, etc.)
Adhere to all company policies and Transport Canada regulations to ensure a safe cabin environment is maintained; and
Provide consistent levels of superior customer service and satisfaction by anticipating customer needs and exceeding expectations in the provision of service.

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Flair Airlines Launches New Mobile App

The ultra-low-cost carrier from Canada, Flair Airlines, has launched a new mobile application to improve the passenger experience. From trip planning to in-flight entertainment, the new app enhances the entire experience for passengers seeking affordable, convenient travel options.


Available on both Android and iOS platforms, the new Flair mobile app enhances the process of booking and managing the travel experience with speed and ease of use. The app marks the beginning of a multi-year plan to bring new and exciting features and capabilities to Flair’s customers and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play.

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“As non-essential travel begins to return this summer, Flair has been preparing to meet the needs of our customers who demand travel that is affordable, easy, and green,” says Sarah Riches, Vice President, Marketing and Customer Experience. “The mobile app is an important step for our passengers which simplifies many of the travel processes while removing physical touchpoints and reducing printed materials. As Flair grows to 50 aircraft in the coming years, the app provides the features our customers expect in making travel easy and affordable.”

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Flair Airlines adds non-stop service between Ottawa-Kelowna

Flair Airlines is expanding service with a new, non-stop route between Ottawa International Airport and Kelowna International Airport starting August 4, 2021, with flights on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

The new route is part of Flair’s expansion of service as it grows its ULCC service across Canada. Flair’s network is growing to include 19 destinations by summer. The airline is adding 13 new aircraft to its fleet in 2021 as preparation continues for the safe restart of travel.

“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,” says Stephen Jones, President & CEO. “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 was one of the first airlines to reduce service to only essential routes during the pandemic. With the anticipation of travel returning during the summer, Flair will begin increasing service in May.

“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. 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.”





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Monday 19 April 2021

Flair Airlines adding Ottawa-Kelowna route this summer.............

Flair Airlines, the Canadian budget carrier with a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft has confirmed that from 4th August this year it will operate a direct service between Ottawa International Airport and Kelowna International Airport, which will run twice a week. 

This new route is part of Flair’s expansion of service as it plans to grow its ultra-low-cost route network to in excess of 19 destinations this summer. Part of the growth plan will also see the budget carrier add 13 more 737 aircraft to their fleet during the rest of this year. 

“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,” says Stephen Jones, President & CEO. “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 was one of the first airlines to reduce service to only essential routes during the pandemic. With the anticipation of travel returning during the summer, the airline will begin increasing service in May.

“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. 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.”





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Friday 2 April 2021

Flair Airlines Brings Low Fares to Montreal

The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier, Flair Airlines,
is expanding service to include Montr√©al–Trudeau International Airport starting July 1, 2021, with direct flights to Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax and Abbotsford.

The addition of Flair’s service to Montreal marks an incredible milestone for the airline as it brings the first domestic ULCC service to the region. Flair’s network continues to grow within Canada as new aircraft are added to their fleet and preparation continues for the safe restart of travel. Flair’s ambitious expansion focuses on domestic markets first, ensuring all Canadians are connected with affordable travel options.

“We are excited to bring ULCC service to Montreal and to provide our low fares to a region where Canadians have been paying far too much for far too long,” says Stephen Jones, President & CEO. “Providing affordable air travel within Canada is an essential first step in restarting travel and tourism. We know there is a need for ULCC service in Montreal and are thrilled to bring our low fares to the area.”

Flair was one of the first airlines to focus its network exclusively on essential domestic travel during the pandemic. Flair continues to operate only essential service through April and will begin increasing service in May as vaccinations continue and anticipation of travel returns.

“We know there will be a need for affordable airfare once it is safe for us to travel again. As a ULCC, Flair doesn’t have the overhead and costs associated with legacy organizations and networks. This allows our efficiencies to be passed along in our pricing. Families and friends are eagerly waiting to connect, and Flair is here to ensure they can afford to fly once it is safe again to travel.”





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Wednesday 17 February 2021

Canadian Flair expanding

The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair is expanding service and will bring low fare air travel to 18 Canadian destinations by summer. 


The budget airline confirmed service to four of the new destinations will begin in May with more added in the coming months as non-essential travel within Canada safely restarts. Flair’s ambitious expansion focuses first on growing its domestic network. Flair’s network will expand beginning on May 1 st as service is added to Ottawa, ON; Kitchener-Waterloo, ON; Halifax, NS; and Saint John, NB. Flair will add service in June to Thunder Bay, ON; and Charlottetown, PE; in July to Victoria, BC; and in August to Abbotsford, BC. 

“Canadians have been paying too much for too long, and we are changing that with our ULCC model that makes getting around Canada affordable,” says Stephen Jones, President & CEO. “Providing affordable air travel within Canada is the first step in restarting travel and tourism, and Flair is uniquely positioned with the efficiencies of our low-cost model. When non-essential travel returns, Flair will be there to reconnect families and provide the low fares that have long been denied to Canadians.” 

Tuesday 15 December 2020

Garth Lund to be Chief Commercial Officer at Edmonton based Flair Airlines

The Edmonton based ultra low cost carrier Flair Airlines has announced the appointment of Garth Lund as Chief Commercial Officer. 

A world-class Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC) executive, Mr Lund will join Flair from Europe’s highest-performing airline, Wizz Air. At Wizz Air, Mr Lund was most recently the Head of Financial Planning and Controlling, with previous roles including Head of Pricing and Revenue Management and Head of Network Development.

Flair Airlines is Canada’s only true ULCC with clear growth ambitions within domestic Canada and cross-border. The appointment of Mr Lund continues the strengthening of the executive team which began in October with the appointment of a new CEO, Stephen Jones, also from Wizz Air.

Saturday 24 October 2020

Flair Airlines names new Chief Executive Officer – Stephen Jones


The independent Canadian low-cost-carrier, Flair Airlines has named its new CEO as Stephen Jones, who also becomes the firm's President.

Jones replaces Jim Scott, the outgoing President and CEO, who presided over the year-long process to identify his successor. After nearly three years, Mr. Scott has decided to retire as Flair’s President and CEO. He will remain as a shareholder of the company.

Jones, former Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, was selected as CEO and President after an extensive global search. During Mr Jones tenure at Wizz, one of the most profitable and fastest-growing ULCC airlines in the world, he was responsible for operating a 110 aircraft fleet while heading the commercial, marketing, supply chain and digital organizations. Before Wizz Air, Mr Jones served as Air New Zealand's Chief Strategy Networks and Alliances Officer and was Chairman of the Alliance Management Board for the Star Alliance.