Edmonton-based, independent low-fare carrier, Flair Airlines, welcomed the decision of the Competition Bureau of Canada to launch an investigation into the predatory pricing undertaken by a competitor.

“We are pleased that the Competition Bureau has taken our concerns seriously and launched an investigation into the pricing practices of one of our key competitors,” said Jim Scott, President & CEO, Flair Airlines. “Our efforts to bring sustainable low fares to Canada have been hindered by these anti-competitive pricing practices.”

Flair Airlines began scheduled operations in June 2018, promising Canadians affordable air travel. Since then, Flair has carried hundred of thousands of travellers to destinations all the way across Canada and this week is launching new services to five US destinations.

Scott added, “It’s reassuring that our government has again demonstrated its commitment to the level playing field that’s so vital to fair competition in commercial aviation. Our low fares have enabled Canadians from all walks of life to take flight - many of them for the first time.”

Flair Airlines will fully cooperate with any requests from the Canadian Competition Bureau.