Flair Airlines (Edmonton, AB): Flair, Canada’s low-fare airline, today, launched its first US-bound flight when Flight 777 left Edmonton International Airport for Las Vegas, Nevada. As Edmonton’s ‘hometown airline’ Flair’s inaugural trip to ‘Sin City’ was sold-out with a crowd of excited passengers.

Flair’s Executive Chairman, David Tait, stated, “Today is a momentous day in our history as it the first of our multiple new trans-border services.” In December Flair will begin flying to Palm Springs, Miami, Orlando and Phoenix/Mesa.

“EIA is honoured to host Flair’s first scheduled US flight,” said Tom Ruth, Edmonton International Airport President and CEO. “Las Vegas is an incredibly popular destination with travellers from the Edmonton Metro Region, Western Canada and the North.”

Flair also announced that on the return flight from Vegas to Edmonton the airline will host some 30 Nevada delegates who will attend the Alberta-Nevada B2B Matchmaking Program, hosted by Alberta Economic Development and Trade, in cooperation with Edmonton International Airport, Edmonton Global, Calgary Economic Development, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, and the Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems.

The B2B Alberta-Nevada all-day meeting on Nov. 9th was inspired by the offer extended from Flair to fly US government and business delegates from Las Vegas to Edmonton – as the airline’s guests. “We’re delighted that so many international trade delegates and State Senator James Ohrenshall have taken advantage of our offer to enhance the business relationship between Alberta and Nevada,” stated Tait.

Flair Airlines flight 777 was welcomed in Vegas to the salute of water cannons, Elvis, and Showgirls. “We are pleased to welcome Flair Airlines to McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas and wish it great success with these new air service offerings from Edmonton,” said Chris Jones, chief marketing officer for the Clark County Department of Avia-tion.

“We are excited to welcome new seasonal flights from Canada with our latest travel partner, Flair Airlines,” said Cathy Tull, chief marketing officer for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Canada has nearly 1.5 million visi-tors to Las Vegas annually and as such represents our largest source of international visitors. Flair’s new service will pro-vide further access and convenience for our Canadian friends to see why Las Vegas is the perfect escape this winter.”