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Flair Airlines expands US network with flights from new Edmonton base

Flair Airlines has announced that it will create a new base at Edmonton International Airport and an expansion of service that will bring 4 new non-stop destinations in the United States.

4 new US routes out of Edmonton base

Flair Airlines has announced a new base in Edmonton, Alberta, with 4 new routes to the United States starting this fall that will run through spring of 2022. The announcement comes after Flair announced its expansion plans in the United States a month ago.

Starting 16th December 2021, Flair will 3-weekly operate flights between Edmonton International Airport and Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. The flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Edmonton-Las Vegas
  • Departure time: 06:00
  • Arrival time: 08:15
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 15 minutes
  • Flight number: F8777
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays
  • Las Vegas-Edmonton
  • Departure time: 09:00
  • Arrival time: 12:45
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • Flight number: F8778
  • Frequency: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays

As of 16th December 2021, the Ultra low-cost carrier will offer 2-weekly flights between Edmonton International Airport and Los Angeles’ Hollywood Burbank Airport. The schedules for the flights are:

  • Edmonton-Hollywood Burbank
  • Departure time: 14:46
  • Arrival time: 17:10
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 24 minutes
  • Flight number: F8789
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays
  • Hollywood Burbank-Edmonton
  • Departure time: 16:50
  • Arrival time: 21:14
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 24 minutes
  • Flight number: F8790
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays

As of 17th December 2021, Flair will fly 3-times-a-week between Edmonton International Airport and Phoenix-Mesa International Airport. The schedules for the flights is:

  • Edmonton-Phoenix
  • Departure time: 07:00
  • Arrival time: 10:20
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: F8711
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays
  • Phoenix-Edmonton
  • Departure time: 11:20
  • Arrival time: 14:50
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: F8712
  • Frequency: Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays

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Finally, starting 17th December 2021, the airline will operate 2-weekly flights between Edmonton International Airport and Palm Springs International Airport. These flights will run with the following schedule:

  • Edmonton-Palm Springs
  • Departure time: 16:00
  • Arrival time: 18:25
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 25 minutes
  • Flight number: F8700
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays
  • Palm Springs-Edmonton
  • Departure time: 19:20
  • Arrival time: 23:40
  • Flight time: 3 hours and 20 minutes
  • Flight number: F8701
  • Frequency: Mondays and Fridays

Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines, said:

Our relationship with Edmonton International Airport will continue to provide benefits to Albertans as our low fares make travel accessible and affordable for everyone. Albertans have been paying way too much for air travel and Flair is here to change that. 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.

Flair will base a Boeing B737MAX-8 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. Flights on these routes start at $99 one way.

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.

Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport, said:

Flair Airlines continues to be a strong partner for our airport. Basing aircraft and crew in Edmonton demonstrates the company’s ongoing commitment to our region. In addition, these new US destinations will be popular non-stop routes as we rebuild our network. Thank you for your long-term commitment to EIA.

Malcolm Bruce, CEO, Edmonton Global, states:

Flair Airlines’ ongoing investments are a vote of confidence for our region and our business community. These flights will unlock opportunities for businesses across our region, as well as maintain important connections into the United States. Rebuilding air service is a key part of our strategy to drive the economic recovery of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. Thank you, Flair, for your investment in our region and your continued leadership in our community.

The new US destinations join the 7 Canadian destinations Flair currently offers service to in Edmonton. From Edmonton, the airline provides service to Abbotsford, Kelowna, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ottawa, Toronto, Vancouver and Victoria.

Meanwhile, Flair Airlines recently launched flights from Ottawa, Ontario and launched flights to Grande Prairie.

Featured image by Flair Airlines

What do you think of Flair’s plans to offer flights from Edmonton to Palm Springs, Phoenix, Las Vegas and Los Angeles? Let me know in the comments section below.

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