Flair Airlines will no longer be serving Abbotsford airport

Feb 12, 2020

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Low-cost airline carrier Flair Airlines has announced that it will no longer be serving the Abbotsford Airport.

In a statement to Daily Hive, Flair Airlines CEO Jim Scott said the airline was committed to serving Abbotsford with affordable service, “but ongoing ticket dumping at below cost airfares has made us redeploy our aircraft to other markets and close the Abbotsford base.”

The company said that as part of the process, it is working “to ensure we get our passengers to/from the area without disrupting travel plans. And while the company said it is “sad” to announce its departure from Abbotsford, it noted that it will continue to operate out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR).

Earlier this month, Flair announced the Go Travel Pass, offering passengers the chance to fly across Canada as often as they’d like between February 13 and May 13, 2020. The pass – which starts at $499 – gives passengers “freedom and flexibility,” said Sarah Riches, Vice-President, Commercial, for Flair Airlines. “Whether you are a student who needs to visit home, a small business owner on a budget, a family needing to connect or an adventure seeker looking for your next thrill, all Canadians deserve to travel without hesitation.”

Since launching in 2017, Flair said, the airline has increased its fleet, route network, and flight frequency in record time, now operating over 120 flights per week across Canada. In 2019, almost one million passengers flew with Flair, with that number expected to increase this year to 1.5 million.

(News Source: Venture Vancouver, Daily Hive, Eric Zimmer)

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