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Flair Airlines expansion means more direct flights from Vancouver, Victoria to Kelowna

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New destinations are being added as Flair Airlines expands its service in Canada and U.S. including more direct flights to Kelowna from Vancouver and Victoria.

The discount airline based out of Edmonton announced today, Oct. 19, it is adding four Boeing 737 MAX aircraft to its fleet in the spring of 2022. This brings Flair's total aircraft count to 16, and will allow the airline to expand its route offerings by 33 per cent.

Adding a third aircraft to fly out of Vancouver will allow the company to add more service in western Canada including a pair of nonstop flights to Kelowna.

The three times a week service between Vancouver and Kelowna is scheduled to start on May 16, as are the three flights per week between Kelowna and Victoria.

“We are delighted to see more options for passengers on the very popular Vancouver – Kelowna and Victoria – Kelowna routes as we continue to see more growth by Flair out of Kelowna,” Kelowna International Airport director Sam Samaddar said in a media release.

The three times a week service between Vancouver and Kelowna is scheduled to start on May 16, as is the three times a week flights between Kelowna and Victoria.

Flair will launch service this spring to new destinations including San Francisco, Nashville and Denver. It will also launch service between Toronto and Victoria and to Comox for the first time. It's also starting service to six U.S. destinations this fall and currently serves 18 destinations in Canada. The airline says it will grow to serve 28 destinations by spring 2022.

The addition of the new aircraft will create 150 new jobs for flight attendants, pilots and operational support staff. Flair is currently recruiting for 100 pilot jobs to meet the needs of its growing fleet.

For more details about schedules and fares go here.

— With files from The Canadian Press


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