Flair Announces New Routes To Underserved Areas

While the major airlines have eliminated many routes to concentrate on their main moneymaking service, Flair Airlines is filling in on the suddenly underserved routes. The upstart budget carrier announced it will be launching service to Prince George, Fort McMurray, Regina and Saskatoon and that it will resume service to Victoria. “We continuously receive requests from our passengers to service these communities,” says Jim Scott, CEO. “Many of these areas are experiencing reduced accessibility, and we know that Canadians need affordable air fares now more than ever. We are committed to supporting these communities across the country as they safely reopen to travel.”

Air Canada and WestJet have slashed flights to conserve cash in the Covid-19 collapse and the traveling public remains jittery about the prospect of being that close to 150 or more strangers for hours at a time but Flair is doing what it can to soothe those fears. “Passengers who choose to travel can expect to complete a visual mask check, answer a health check questionnaire, and have their temperature taken prior to boarding the aircraft,” the airline said in a news release. “Enhanced aircraft disinfecting measures and the use of HEPA filters will remain in effect for the foreseeable future. HEPA filters remove 99.99% of particles, including viruses, and circulate fresh air into the cabins every two to three minutes.”