The leading independent Canadian low-fare airline announced it will lease an additional 14 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, accelerating the airline's rapid growth
Edmonton, Alberta - December 15, 2021
Today, Flair Airlines continues its rapid growth with the announcement it intends to lease 14 additional Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The ultra low-cost carrier’s fleet will grow to 30 aircraft by mid-2023.
Canada’s everyday low-fare airline has 12 aircraft in service and will have 20 aircraft in service by summer 2022. Additional aircraft will arrive in 2023 as Flair more than doubles its current fleet size as part of the airline’s vision to have a fleet of 50 aircraft by 2025.
“We’re on a mission to deliver low fares to Canadians and flying a state-of-the-art Boeing 737 MAX fleet means we can do this at the lowest passenger-mile cost in Canada, and with the lowest carbon emissions of any Canadian carrier,” said Stephen Jones, CEO of Flair Airlines. “With our substantial fleet expansion, Canadian travellers can continue to benefit from Flair’s eye-popping fares and increased service from existing and new airports in our network across Canada, the United States and Mexico.”
The new aircraft will support Flair Airlines’ ambitious growth plans. The airline operates service to 32 destinations within Canada and the U.S., with service to Mexico beginning in February 2022. These additional aircraft will allow Flair to provide sustainably low fares to even more destinations.
Each aircraft has a passenger capacity of 189 seats in a single class and boasts 14% less fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions than predecessor Boeing 737 models.