Flair Airlines connects Canadians and Americans with Canada’s first direct flights to Tucson, Arizona

  • Flair Airlines, Canada’s third largest domestic airline, is excited to connect Canadians and Americans with Canada’s first direct route to Tucson, Arizona
  • Weekly service from Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Prince George, London, and Windsor to Tucson begins November 30, 2022
  • One-way fares starting from $99 CAD

November 30, 2022, Edmonton, Alberta – Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, kicks off its inaugural flights from Edmonton and Fort McMurray today with the start of service to Tucson, Arizona. This week, Flair launches five inaugural routes across Canada, departing from Edmonton (YEG), Fort McMurray (YMM), Prince George (YXS), London (YXU), and Windsor (YQG), marking the first direct flights from Canada to Tucson, arriving at Tucson International Airport (TUS).

“Expanding service for more Canadian cities to fly to Tucson is a critical part of our overarching mission to make travel more accessible to Canadians. We believe Canadians deserve more affordable and competitive airfare to stay connected with the people and places they love,” said Stephen Jones, CEO, Flair Airlines. “We are delighted to launch our inaugural flights and connect Canadians and Americans with Canada’s first direct route to Tucson.”

“As Flair Airlines’ hub and home base, we’ve seen their growth and success first-hand in the industry, and we’re excited to host Canada’s first non-stop flight to Tucson. Flair’s desire to serve new markets provides critical access for business and tourism and showcases Edmonton and our region as a great place to be. We are glad to see Flair offering more flights to more places and continuing to connect our region with the endless places there are to explore,” said, Myron Keehn, Vice President of Air Service, Business Development, ESG and Stakeholder Relations, Edmonton International Airport (YEG)

“We’re thrilled to welcome back Flair Airlines to YMM, with non-stop flights to Tucson, Arizona,” said Denean Robinson, CFO and Interim President & CEO, Fort McMurray Airport Authority. “This new air service affords residents a quick, inexpensive sun destination and gives Tucsonans the opportunity to explore the many unique experiences Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo has to offer.”

“A direct flight to a new destination not previously served from Windsor, this is what Windsor and Essex County residents have wanted – more choice and more value to exciting places,” said Drew Dilkens, Windsor Mayor and YQG Board Chair.

“Flair has been a fantastic partner for YQG and the Windsor-Essex region, and we celebrate the Windsor to Tucson inaugural flight,” said Mark Galvin, CEO, Windsor Airport.

“The Prince George Airport Authority is thrilled to welcome Flair Airlines to YXS in an international capacity. This inaugural flight to Tucson is an exciting opportunity to offer a non-stop sunspot destination to Prince George and the surrounding communities. We are looking forward to a successful operation this winter, and for many winters to come,” said Gordon Duke, CEO, Prince George Airport Authority.

“We are thrilled to welcome Flair’s inaugural flight at London International Airport, flying nonstop to Tucson, Arizona,” said Scott McFadzean, President and CEO of the London International Airport. “We know the London region has been eagerly awaiting more airline service and are excited about the new low-cost flight options that Flair is bringing to London.”

Tucson, Arizona offers a signature blend of history, culture, and breathtaking natural attractions. Travellers will enjoy warm weather and scenic views of the Sonoran Desert 365-days a year.

Tucson is known for its incredible culinary heritage. In 2015 it was named a UNESCO city of gastronomy, catering to a multitude of tastes and boasting a tapestry of Indigenous cuisine and Mexican fare. From ranches to resorts, Tucson is home to a variety of unforgettable accommodations. Notably, the region boasts more than 40 golf courses, welcoming golfers of all skill levels.

One-way fares, including taxes and fees, begin at $99 CAD to Tucson. There are limited seats and availability for the fares. All routes are available for booking at www.flyflair.com.

About Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines is Canada’s leading low-fare airline and its greenest airline, on a mission to provide affordable air travel that connects them to the people and experiences they love. With an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is growing to serve over 30 cities across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. For more information, please visit www.flyflair.com.

London International Airport Invests in Enhancement of Main Runway

London International Airport

Thursday, November 17 2022

Paving the way into the future, runway 15-33 re-opens with fresh asphalt, set to last through 2050 and beyond!

LONDON, ON – The London International Airport has invested in a rehabilitation of their main runway. The old runway surface was milled and a fresh layer of new asphalt was laid down. New low energy LED lighting was installed for all of the runway edge lights and approach lights.
London International Airport would like to take a moment to thank our partners Avia NG, and Green Infrastructure Partners Inc. Their hard work and dedication has brought this project to a close on time and on budget.

“We continue to invest in the future of the airport, as we work to build back stronger following very difficult years during the pandemic” said Scott McFadzean, President and CEO of the London International Airport. “We want to thank all of our partners and staff that helped make this project a success.”

Avia NG Airport Consultants CEO, Gene Cabral said “It has been a pleasure working directly with the senior leadership team at the London International Airport over the last year to ensure the success of this challenging project. Keeping the airport operational while reconstructing the primary runway was only possible through close collaboration between the London International Airport team, Avia NG and the contractor, GIP. The team at Avia NG delivered a sustainable airfield design including LED lighting technology, and a construction sequencing plan that delivered the project on time and on budget. Congratulations on this successful outcome for the Airport and the broader London community.”

Wayne Molzan is the Director of Green Infrastructure Partners Inc., he tells us; “From an operational view this project was a success. Throughout the entire project the communication between London International Airport, Avia NG Airport Consultants and GIP Paving was the key to the successful completion of the project. Staging of the different phases was the biggest challenge and open discussions between all stakeholders quickly resolved any issues. Congratulations to all involved in the successful completion of this project.”

Eric Hickey, the Construction Manager of Green Infrastructure Partners Inc. adds; “It was a pleasure to partner with the London International Airport and AviaNG on the rehabilitation of Runway 15-33. A great investment in the future of the airport and the community.”

The new and improved runway is now open and operational.

CF Snowbirds update – Investigation continues & cancellation of London Airshow 9-11 Sep appearance

September 
3 ‑ 5 ~~ Cancelled 26 AugToronto, Ontario
9 ‑ 11 ~~ Cancelled 1 SepLondon, Ontario
14 ~~ Cancelled 21 SepTillsonburg, Ontario
17 ‑ 18 ~~ Cancelled 21 SepGatineau, Quebec
21 ~~ Added ~~ Cancelled 21 SepKitchener, Ontario
24 ‑ 25 ~~ Cancelled 21 SepMirabel, Quebec
October 
1 ‑ 2 ~~ Cancelled 21 SepHuntington Beach, California, USA
8 ‑ 9 ~~ Cancelled 21 SepSan Francisco, California, USA
15 ‑ 16 ~~ Cancelled 21 SepSanta Maria, California, USA

Swoop heats up winter travel planning with new non-stop flights to Cuba

The ultra-not-expensive airline grows Caribbean offering with ultra-not-expensive service from Toronto to Varadero

CALGARY, AB, Aug. 31, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, Swoop, Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost airline, expanded its winter schedule with new routes, more frequencies and new service to Cuba. Swoop will begin its seasonal, non-stop service between Toronto (YYZ) and Varadero (VRA) on January 11, 2023, and fares are starting as low as $189 one-way.

“We’re thrilled to be announcing an expansion in the Caribbean, adding Varadero to our growing list of vacation destinations,” said Tia McGrath, Leader, Distribution and Sales. “Cuba tops the list for Ontarians seeking an affordable beach getaway and we’re proud to reaffirm our commitment to the region with more ultra-convenient and ultra-low fares.”

As part of its expanding winter schedule, Swoop will restart service to some popular sun and fun routes. Swoop is bringing sun flying back to London, ON (YXU) beginning December 3 with non-stop service to Cancun (CUN) starting on December 3 and to Orlando (Sanford) on December 4. In addition, the ULCC will restart service to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) from both Toronto (YYZ) and Hamilton (YHM) on December 8 and December 9, respectively.

“We know that choice and value are important to Canadians planning vacations,” continued McGrath, “We have several options available for our ultra-not-expensive flights to be packaged with all-inclusive resorts or vacation properties.”

Through Swoop Getaways, travellers can pair ultra-not-expensive Swoop flights with thousands of hotel, resort and vacation properties, unlocking hotel discounts. Those looking for a pre-packaged vacation can add a Swoop flight to a WestJet Vacation when they book through online travel agencies. Swoop has also partnered with The Special Travel Corporation, whose knowledgeable travel agents can book custom packages with ultra-low-fare Swoop flights.

“We are thrilled to welcome Swoop flights to Cuba, we are excited with this new partnership which means more capacity to Cuba from Canada. In this price sensitive market, Swoop’s ultra-low cost structure will make easier to Canadians this winter to enjoy beautiful Cuba” – Lessner Gomes, Director of the Cuba Tourist Board

 “The London International Airport and Swoop saw strong growth through 2019 and the first quarter of 2020 prior to the pandemic restrictions,” said Scott McFadzean, President and CEO of London International Airport. “It is amazing to have Swoop back offering these incredible destinations at low rates from your local easy and comfortable airport.”

Swoop has increased the frequency of flying on many existing routes, with daily flights from Toronto to Cancun and Las Vegas and near-daily flights to Montego Bay and Punta Cana. Full details of Swoop’s expanded winter schedule can be found below, with ultra-not-expensive flights to sun getaways starting at $89 one-way total pride (CAD).

RoutePeak Weekly
Frequency
One-way total
price (CAD)
Base Fare
(CAD)
Taxes &
Fees (CAD)
Toronto to Varadero3x weekly$189.00$73.04$115.96
Toronto to Ft. Lauderdale6x weekly$109.00$13.05$95.95
Toronto to St. Pete-Clearwater2x weekly$119.00$23.97$95.03
Toronto to Orlando6x weekly$119.00$23.97$95.03
Toronto to Las Vegas7x weekly$99.00$4.92$94.08
Toronto to Cancun10x weekly$259.00$156.62$102.38
Toronto to Kingston5x weekly$189.00$71.68$117.32
Toronto to Montego Bay6x weekly$189.00$71.68$117.32
Toronto to Punta Cana5x weekly$179.00$65.03$113.97
Toronto to Puerto Vallarta2x weekly$299.00$196.62$102.38
Toronto to Los Cabos2x weekly$239.00$136.62$102.38
Hamilton to Ft. Lauderdale2x weekly$109.00$18.43$90.57
Hamilton to Las Vegas4x weekly$119.00$29.35$89.65
Hamilton to St. Pete-Clearwater3x weekly$139.00$48.40$90.60
Hamilton to Orlando4x weekly$99.00$10.30$88.70
Hamilton to Cancun3x weekly$239.00$142.27$96.73
Hamilton to Puerto Vallarta1x weekly$199.00$90.68$108.32
London to Orlando2x weekly$89.00$18.75$70.25
London to Cancun2x weekly$129.00$53.69$75.31
Edmonton to Mesa2x weekly$219.00$115.33$103.67
Edmonton to Las Vegas6x weekly$99.00$2.21$96.79
Edmonton to Mazatlán1x weekly$299.00$230.52$68.48
Edmonton to Puerto Vallarta2x weekly$259.00$153.77$105.23
Edmonton to Los Cabos2x weekly$219.00$115.53$103.47
Winnipeg to Mesa2x weekly$159.00$128.65$30.35
Winnipeg to Orlando2x weekly$149.00$46.83$102.17
Winnipeg to Puerto Vallarta2x weekly$449.00$340.62$108.38
Abbotsford to Mazatlán1x weekly$179.00$73.77$105.23
Abbotsford to Los Cabos2x weekly$269.00$200.52$68.48
Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta3x weekly$299.00$230.52$68.48

To learn more about Swoop and for flight schedules and bookings, please visit FlySwoop.com.

About Swoop    

Swoop is on a mission to make travel more affordable and accessible for all Canadians. Established in 2018 as an independent subsidiary of the WestJet Group of Companies, Swoop is Canada’s ultra-not-expensive airline. Offering scheduled service to destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean, Swoop’s unbundled fares put travellers in control of purchasing only the products and services they desire. 

Swoop’s fleet, comprised of ten Boeing 737-800 NG aircraft and three Boeing MAX-8 aircraft will grow to 16 with the addition of three more Boeing MAX-8 in 2022. At FlySwoop.com [c212.net] travellers can quickly and easily book flights, manage bookings, check-in, view boarding passes, and track flights.

Air Canada’s Summer 2022 Schedule Adjustments

2 July 2022 – Air Canada 🔗

This week, Air Canada announced changes to its summer schedule to support unprecedented and unforeseen strains on our organization. International flights are unaffected, with a few timing changes to reduce flying at peak times. Flights adjusted are to and from our Toronto and Montreal hubs. These will be mostly frequency reductions, affecting primarily evening and late-night flights by smaller aircraft, on transborder and domestic routes. Four routes will be temporarily suspended.

Temporary Route Suspensions:

Montreal – Kelowna
Montreal – Baltimore
Montreal – Pittsburgh
Toronto – Fort McMurray

Frequency Reductions

Toronto – Deer Lake: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Saint John: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Charlottetown: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Quebec City: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – North Bay: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – Timmins: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Sudbury: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – London, ON: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Toronto – Windsor: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Winnipeg: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 5 flights daily
Toronto – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 7 flights daily
Toronto – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 11 flights daily
Toronto – Vancouver: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 14 flights daily
Toronto – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 9 flights daily
Toronto – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 6 flights daily
Toronto – Baltimore: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Toronto – Philadelphia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Toronto – Washington (DCA): reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate 2 flights daily (3 flights remain for July)
Toronto – Miami: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 1 flight daily
Toronto – San Francisco: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Moncton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Fredericton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Saint John: reduce 1 frequency, now operating total 1flights
Montreal – Halifax: reduce 1 frequency in August, will operate total 3 flights daily (4 flights remain through August 3)
Montreal – Ottawa: reduce 2 frequencies, now operating 6 flights daily
Montreal – Quebec: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations and Friday reduced to 3 flights daily
Montreal – Edmonton: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Montreal – Calgary: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Boston: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – LaGuardia: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 4 flights daily
Montreal – Newark: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 3 flights daily
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale: reduce 1 frequency, now operating 2 flights daily
Ottawa – Toronto (Island): no weekend operations

Route Retimes:

Montreal – Los Angeles
Montreal – Las Vegas
Montreal – Punta Cana
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale
Montreal – Winnipeg
Montreal – Edmonton
Toronto – Manchester
Toronto – Edinburgh
Toronto – Copenhagen
Vancouver – Portland
Vancouver – Regina
Vancouver – Cranbrook

Flair Airlines adds service to London, Ontario

  • Once weekly service to Tucson, Arizona from London begins on December 5
  • London International Airport joins Flair’s winter base for its first year of service with fares starting at $99

Edmonton, Alberta, June 14, 2022 – Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, is launching non-stop service to London International Airport. Once weekly service will connect London, Ontario to sunny Tucson, Arizona, from the beginning of December through the end of March.

“We’re delighted to add an additional airport to our upcoming Tucson Winter Base, and we’re very excited to add London to our network. We’ve seen the demand for non-stop sun this winter and we are pleased to offer an affordable option to London and the surrounding area,” said Stephen Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Flair Airlines. “There is no shortage of national parks, attractions, and vibrant nightlife in Tucson, and we can’t wait for Canadians to get out and explore it all. We look forward to our continued partnership with London International Airport.”

“London International Airport is ecstatic to welcome Flair Airlines to London for the first time in history. We look forward to building the relationship with Flair Airlines over the long term and offering travelers in London and Southwestern Ontario direct air service to exciting destinations at extremely affordable prices.” Said Scott McFadzean, President and CEO of London International Airport. “We are confident this first announcement with Flair service from London, Ontario to Tucson, Arizona this winter will be a big hit within the community and offer travelers direct service to the sunniest state in the US.”

London International Airport is one of six airports that are part of the Winter Base in Tucson, during the winter season. The airport joins Edmonton International Airport, Fort McMurray International Airport, Lethbridge Airport, Prince George, and Windsor International Airport in the program.

One-way fares to Tucson from London, including taxes and fees, begin at $99 CAD. There are limited seats and availability for the fares. Flights from London are now available for booking at flyflair.com.

About Flair Airlines

Flair Airlines is Canada’s leading low-fare airline and its greenest airline, on a mission to provide affordable air travel that connects them to the people and experiences they love. With an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is growing to serve over 35 cities across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. For more information, please visit flyflair.com.