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Flair Airlines announces expansion of base at Kitchener-Waterloo

Ultra low cost carrier Flair Airlines has announced the expansion of base at Kitchener-Waterloo’s Region of Waterloo International Airport.

A total of 3 more aircraft will be based at the airport. As a result, the airline is launching 2 new routes from Region of Waterloo International Airport.

Starting 8th June 2022, Flair will operate 3-flights-a-week between Kitchener-Waterloo and Saint John. And as of 9th June 2022, the carrier will operate 2-flights-a-week between Kitchener-Waterloo and Charlottetown. The flights to Saint John will run with the following schedule:

  • Kitchener Waterloo-Saint John
  • Departure time: 13:00
  • Arrival time: 15:50
  • Flight time: 1 hour and 50 minutes
  • Flight number: F8837
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Saint John-Kitchener Waterloo
  • Departure time: 16:40
  • Arrival time: 17:45
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Flight number: F8838
  • Frequency: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays

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The flights to Charlottetown will run with the following schedule:

  • Kitchener Waterloo-Charlottetown
  • Departure time: 19:05
  • Arrival time: 22:15
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 10 minutes
  • Flight number: F8853
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays
  • Charlottetown-Kitchener Waterloo
  • Departure time: 23:00
  • Arrival time: 00:30 (the next day)
  • Flight time: 2 hours and 30 minutes
  • Flight number: F8854
  • Frequency: Thursdays and Sundays

Flights will be operated by Boeing B737/B737MQX aircraft. Flair first established a base in Region of Waterloo International Airport with two aircraft. Flair maintains bases in Vancouver, Edmonton, Ottawa, Toronto, and Kitchener-Waterloo. The addition of the third aircraft will make Region of Waterloo International Airport one of Flair’s largest bases.

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

Kitchener-Waterloo is an incredibly important part of the Flair network and we’re excited to expand our base here. Strengthening our ties with Region of Waterloo International Airport will allow us to serve more destinations from the airport in the future, as well as create new jobs for the region. As the airport completes extensive renovations, we feel that it is the perfect time to reaffirm our commitment to the region and grow with the airport.

Each aircraft brings approximately 50 jobs to the region, bringing the total to approximately 150 jobs, both directly and indirectly, including customer service agents, ground handlers, cabin crews, maintenance staff, and more. From Kitchener-Waterloo, Flair flies to Calgary, Cancun, Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale, Halifax, Kelowna, Orlando-Sanford, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. Service to Deer Lake, Newfoundland begins in June.

Meanwhile, Flair Airlines recently announced that it is leasing 14 additional Boeing B737MAX-8 aircraft.

Featured image by Flair Airlines

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2 replies on “Flair Airlines announces expansion of base at Kitchener-Waterloo”

Love Flair understanding of KITCHENER WATERLLOO importance ! Canada Silicon Valley with Over 1.85 million within 45 min drive double that for an Hour!
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