TORONTO, Jan. 6, 2023 /CNW/ – Canada Basketball and Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, today announced an exciting multi-year partnership that establishes Flair as the Official Airline of Canada Basketball.
“At Flair, we are on a mission to build an inclusive, sustainable and affordable air travel culture. As Canada enters a golden era for the game, we’re honoured to provide basketball players of all ages, and their families, with opportunities to travel to their next training camp, game or tournament through our new partnership with Canada Basketball,” said Nelson Phillips, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Flair Airlines. “We are thrilled to be an official partner of Canada Basketball, and cheer on Team Canada.”
A long-time partner of the CEBL and Canada Basketball, Flair Airlines is committed to growing the basketball community, for all levels, in Canada. Most recently, Flair joined Canada Basketball as the Official Airline Partner of the GLOBAL JAM FIVES tournament, held in July 2022.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Flair Airlines as the Official Airline of Canada Basketball as we look to connect the basketball dots across the country, while delivering memorable moments for fans attending our events,” said Michael Bartlett, President & CEO of Canada Basketball. “It was at the Flair Airlines Hangar in Edmonton our Senior Men’s National Team earned its spot at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023, so today’s announcement again highlights Flair’s investment in basketball. Flair’s partnership will support our players and their loved ones get to their next game in Canada, and ensure basketball remains an accessible sport for all to participate in.”
As the Official Airline of Canada Basketball, Flair is the preferred airline for all Canada Basketball age-group players, coaches, officials and staff. Flair will also bring fans closer to the game with its #ShotFromTheDot halftime activation, where one lucky fan will have a chance to win free airfare at every Canada Basketball national team home game.
This summer, Flair will join Canada Basketball as the Presenting Partner of the GLOBAL JAM FESTIVAL, a celebration of basketball, local art, and culture at Yonge-Dundas Square with the 3×3 Canada Quest National Championships, celebrity charity game and community court, as well as vendor market, food trucks, music and more. Flair will support Canada’s 3×3 national teams with front of jersey visibility for both Canada Basketball’s men’s and women’s jerseys, and bring 3×3 national team fans behind the scenes with digital travel and competition content.
To celebrate today’s announcement, Flair is hosting fans at Real Sports to watch the New York Knicks at the Toronto Raptors and participate in #ShotFromTheDot for a chance to win free flights anywhere Flair flies in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. The activation is open to the public on January 6, 2023, from 4:30 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at Real Sports (15 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 2Z2).
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 www.flyflair.com.
About Canada Basketball
Canada Basketball is the National Sporting Organization for the sport of Basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball is respected worldwide and is recognized by the International Amateur Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the Government of Canada as the sole governing body of the sport of amateur basketball in Canada. Canada Basketball, a not-for-profit organization, represents all basketball interests, provides leadership, coordination and direction in all areas of the sport of basketball.
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- 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.
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- The airline is the first ultra-low fare airline to operate from Quebec City
- Service begins in July to Halifax and Edmonton
- Fares start at $49
QUÉBEC CITY, QUÉBEC / ACCESSWIRE / November 29, 2022 / Today, Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, announced more low-fare options in Québec with the addition of service to Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport this summer. Service to Halifax and Edmonton begins in July.
Flair is the first true ultra-low-cost airline to serve the airport, bringing tourists and business travelers to Québec City, Halifax and Edmonton, respectively.
“Québec City is one of the most beautiful and unique cities in North America. The city will benefit from more travel options for locals and more tourists as well. We’re thrilled to be able to offer our low fares to Québecers as we grow our presence in the province,” said Stephen Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Flair Airlines. “We love the idea of Québecers visiting Halifax – with its Maritime charm, and Edmonton – with its access to the Canadian Rockies, for example. As part of our mission to provide affordable travel to all Canadians, expanding our options in Québec is very important to us. We’re excited to begin this partnership with Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport and look forward to our continued growth together.”
“The arrival of Flair Airlines at YQB is excellent news for the region. People from Québec City and the entire eastern part of the province will be able to take advantage of Flair’s affordable flights and network next summer. These new direct flights to Halifax and Edmonton meet a demand from the population and aligns with our goal to offer more options to local travellers and to be a direct gateway for tourists to the magnificent Québec City area. Now, it is necessary that the passengers take those flights if we want to prove to Flair Airlines that they were right to place their trust in us.” said Stéphane Poirier, President and CEO of Québec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB).
Service to Halifax begins on July 6 and will be three times weekly on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. On July 7, twice weekly service between Edmonton and Québec City begins on Mondays and Fridays.
One-way fares, including taxes and fees, begin at $49 from Halifax and $59 from Edmonton to Québec City. There are limited seats and availability for the fares. All routes are 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.
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