Flair adding new routes from YLW in spring 2022

October 19, 2021

News Release

This morning Flair announced two new routes from Kelowna International Airport (YLW) for spring 2022. Starting May 16, 2022 Flair will have three flights a week to both Vancouver and Victoria from YLW. 

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

Flair’s Spring 2022 schedule will expand from twelve aircraft to sixteen, delivering 33% schedule growth. 

“Travelling and reconnecting with friends will be among the top priorities for many Canadians in the coming months, and Flair is continuing our growth by adding more aircraft and routes so we can bring sustainably low fares to even more iconic destinations across North America,” said Stephen Jones, President and CEO, Flair Airlines. “Whether you’re looking for a weekend break on Vancouver Island or hiking in the Rockies, Flair will get you there affordably.”

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

Flair is adding new 737 MAX aircraft as it strives to achieve the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline. The aircraft deliver fuel savings and reduce the airline’s CO2 emissions by 14%. Lower per passenger emissions are a vital step in lowering Flair’s carbon footprint as it works to become Canada’s greenest and most sustainable airline.

All routes and schedule details can be viewed at flyflair.com

During the 2021 COVID-19 recovery, YLW has been one of Canada’s fastest recovering airports, nearing 850,000 annual passengers and offering more than 60 daily non-stop commercial flights with seven airlines.