EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 10, 2023. Today, Flair Airlines, Canada’s everyday low fare airline, announced new service between Windsor, Ontario and Vancouver, B.C. Flights begin June 10, 2023, and will run twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday.
“Windsor has been an important market for us, and we’re excited to increase our service in and out of the airport with the addition of service to Vancouver,” said Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer, Flair Airlines. “We want to give Windsorites affordable options to travel across the country, coast to coast, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with Windsor International Airport.”
Expanding on existing service with the new addition of Vancouver, Flair is happy to now offer Windsorites three exciting destinations, including Halifax and Tucson.
One-way fares from Windsor to Vancouver begin at $49 CAD, including taxes and fees. There are limited seats and availability for the fares. Flights are available for booking at https://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 35 cities across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. For more information, please visit http://www.flyflair.com.
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.
TORONTO, Nov. 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Affectionately referred to as Rose City by many, travellers from Windsor, Ontario heading south this winter can add four new destinations to their vacation wish list with Sunwing. With the addition of four direct flights taking off from Windsor International Airport starting this November, local residents can vacation in sought-after locales at top-rated all inclusive resorts in Cuba and Mexico, and discover how they can do more, explore more and celebrate more in their dream paradise.
“As the winter season heats up, our loyal customers in Windsor can get to some of the most popular destinations in the tropics with ease from their local airport,” said Andrew Dawson, President of Tour Operations for Sunwing. “With convenient routes to Cancun, Cayo Coco, Santa Clara and Varadero, a wide range of all inclusive hotels and easy access to some of the best adventures in destination, plus incredible deals during our Black Friday Sale, residents flying from this southwestern Ontario city can get it all with Sunwing and at great value.”
“We look forward to a full Sunwing schedule to amazing vacation destinations, all right from Windsor International Airport (YQG),” said Drew Dilkens, Mayor of Windsor and Chair of the YQG Board of Directors.
Mark Galvin, CEO of YQG adds, “As an important partner for YQG and the Windsor-Essex region, we are pleased to welcome Sunwing back for what we’re sure will be a successful winter season.”
The flight schedule for Windsor will be as follows:
With only a few days left of Sunwing’s Black Friday Sale, Windsorites can peruse the best deals of the season on packages to Cuba and Mexico, including limited-time savings on last-minute stays at the beachfront Grand Memories Santa Maria offering award-winning amenities for families on the pristine white sands in Cayo Santa Maria, or Krystal Altitude Cancun set right in the mix of Cancun’s famous Hotel Zone with convenient wait service, a kid-free pool and wine and tequila tastings for adults only experiences.
Plus, with the holidays fast approaching, Windsor customers can still book their festive getaways to a variety of resorts that suit their style and budget this season, and get more peace of mind when they add one of Sunwing’s Worry Free* insurance options to their booking.
*Terms and conditions apply.
The largest integrated travel company in North America, Sunwing has more flights to the south than any other leisure carrier with convenient direct service from airports across Canada to popular sun destinations across the U.S.A., Caribbean, Mexico and Central America. This scale enables Sunwing to offer customers exclusive deals at top-rated resorts in the most popular vacation destinations as well as cruise packages and seasonal domestic flight service. Sunwing customers benefit from the assistance of the company’s own knowledgeable destination representatives, who greet them upon arrival and support them throughout their vacation journey. The company supports the communities where it operates through the Sunwing Foundation, a charitable initiative focused on the support and development of youth and humanitarian aid.
WINDSOR, ON, Oct. 28, 2022 /CNW/ – The last two and a half years of the COVID-19 pandemic have highlighted the importance of local and regional airports to keeping communities connected to essential services and to each other. That’s why the Government of Canada is committed to supporting airports from coast to coast to coast.
Today, the Minister of Transport, the Honourable Omar Alghabra, announced that the Government of Canada is making important safety investments at the Windsor International Airport.
Through Transport Canada’s Airports Capital Assistance Program, the Government of Canada is providing the airport with $180,000 for the purchase of a 4×2 plow truck to be used to remove and control snow and ice.
This investment is in addition to the more than $200,000 provided to the airport under the Program in May 2021, to purchase a loader.
This funding will ensure continued safe and reliable airport operations for residents, not only for personal and business travel, but also for access to routine and emergency medical care in larger centres.
“Local and regional airports like the Windsor International Airport are critical to the communities they serve, whether it be for staying connected with loved ones, or for accessing critical services. This investment will make a real difference for Windsor International Airport and ensure the communities that rely on it continue to be able to access safe and reliable air transportation options.”
The Honourable Omar Alghabra Minister of Transport
“The time is now to keep investing in YQG airport. Our region is primed for growth in tourism and business thanks to our Government’s efforts to lift border measures and bring significant dollars for airport modernization to the region.”
Irek Kusmierczyk Member of Parliament for Windsor—Tecumseh and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Disability Inclusion
As announced in the Fall Economic Statement 2020, the Airports Capital Assistance Program received a one-time funding top-up of $186 million over two years.
The Fall Economic Statement 2020 also announced the temporary expansion of eligibility for the Airports Capital Assistance Program to allow National Airports System airports with less than one million annual passengers in 2019 to apply for funding under the Program in 2021-2022 and 2022-2023.
Since the Airports Capital Assistance Program started in 1995, the Government of Canada has invested over $1.2 billion for 1,215 projects at 199 local, regional and National Airports System airports across the country. Funded projects include runway and taxiway repairs/rehabilitation, lighting enhancements, purchasing snow clearing equipment and firefighting vehicles as well as installing wildlife control fencing.
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
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
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
Flights from southwestern Ontario border city will begin this July
CBC News • April 05, 2022
Windsor International Airport is offering new flights to Tucson, Halifax and Montreal this summer on Flair Airlines, the company announced Tuesday.
The Edmonton-based discount carrier said the twice-weekly services to Halifax will begin July 8 and twice weekly to Montreal on July 7. The cost of a one-way ticket including taxes is set to be $29 to Montreal and $49 to Halifax from Windsor.
The company will also offer weekly, $99 flights from Windsor to Tucson, Ariz., from Dec. 1, 2022, to March 23, 2023.
Tuesday’s announcement ushers in the first direct flight connecting Windsor to the east coast.
“I think that’s really important,” said airport chief executive officer Mark Galvin.
“We tend to get into travel patterns and I think COVID actually had a positive — people experienced new places and did new things … The destinations we were talking about were the same destinations Flair was talking about.”
Galvin said he’s thrilled by the addition of new destinations and will keep pursuing more to bring to the airport.
When asked how the airline is able the keep prices so low, a representative said Flair runs efficient routes for flights and crews.
“Our goal is to stimulate demand,” said Eric Tanner, director of network planning and scheduling for Flair Airlines.
“Our biggest competition as an airline is the couch. We want to get people off the couch and bring a long-weekend culture to Canada, where people say ‘I’ve got no plans this weekend what do you want to do? Let’s go to Halifax, let’s go to Montreal.'”
Tanner said the company wants to see if passengers are willing to travel, before Flair considers opening more routes elsewhere from the city.
“This is our beta test for Windsor and we’re really excited about it, and we’re quite confident it will work.”
Galvin said he hopes this is the beginning of pre-pandemic travel for the airport.
Gordon Orr, CEO of Tourism Windsor-Essex Pelee Island, said he’s also looking at ways to market the city to outside travellers, especially those conducting business.
“We do see great opportunities, for sure,” said Orr.
“The direct flight opportunities are paramount and I think they’re a great opportunity to promote that to the U.S. market.
“To encourage them to come here and either add a day or two on either side of their trip and or stay overnight prior to their departure has great benefits so we’ll definitely be marketing it to the U.S. for sure.”
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