- Flair Airlines reported an excellent summer performance, flying nearly 415,000 passengers and achieving a 73.8% on-time performance, the best of any airline.
- The airline’s operational performance continued to improve in the fall, with a 17% increase in on-time performance in September compared to August.
- With its recent success, Flair Airlines is expanding its route network, adding destinations in the Caribbean and offering affordable options to sun-loving Canadians this winter.
Canada’s leading low-fare airline, Flair Airlines, announced an exceptional improvement in operational performance. The Edmonton, Alberta-based airline revealed its Summer season performance results on October 10.
Summer performance results
Flair Airlines reported out on the Summer season, which is June through September. The airline reported that nearly 415,000 passengers were flown during this time. The airline also reported that it achieved an on-time performance of 79% during September. This means that 79% of flights arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time.
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This was a 17% improvement over the previous month, with the airline achieving an on-time performance of 73.8% through the summer months. This was the best on-time performance of any airline.
Flair Airlines also announced that it kept a load factor of 90.7% through the month of September. Stephen Jones, the Chief Executive Officer of Flair Airlines, spoke about the improved performance during the summer. Jones said,
“Flair has wrapped up a very successful summer and we’re very happy with the improvements we’ve seen continuing into the fall. As our performance remains consistently strong, customers can be confident that Flair will get them to their destinations safely, on time, and affordably. Our team is working incredibly hard to take care of our customers. We’re looking forward to a busy winter travel season and continued improvement in our operational performance.”
Flair Airlines also revealed that it achieved a completion factor of 99.4% in September. The airline recorded more than 2,500 flights during September. However, only 16 of these flights were canceled. Additionally, 12 of these cancelations were due to the severe weather conditions that hit the East Coast.
Flair Airlines continues expanding its network
The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier used its recent success and improved performance to continue to grow its route network. Earlier this week, Flair Airlines announced it would soon begin offering service to Norman Manley International Airport (KIN) in Kingston, Jamaica, from Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ). The new route will begin on December 16 and be offered thrice a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.
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The airline will also begin services to other Caribbean destinations. Flair Airlines will operate in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, from Toronto on October 30 and Ottawa on November 1. The airline also will expand its offerings from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. The Mexican destination will soon see service from Toronto Pearson, Calgary, Kitchener/Waterloo, Edmonton, and Vancouver.
Flair Airlines announced 13 new routes for the upcoming winter season alone. The airline is connecting London, Ontario, to Orlando, Florida, and Cancun, Mexico. These routes are both twice a week. Flair Airlines also is beginning service to Cancun, Orlando-Sanford, and Las Vegas from Winnipeg. These flights are also twice a week. Jones also spoke about the increasing services throughout Canada. He said,
“Canadians want affordable options to sun this winter, and we’ve heard them. The additions we’ve made to our winter schedule reflect our commitment to offering exciting options for our customers to create their own getaway without breaking the bank.”
Edmonton, Montreal, Kitchener/Waterloo, Windsor, Victoria, and Saint John are also seeing new flights that will begin this winter.
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