Flair Airlines has taken delivery of its first Boeing 737 MAX and says it’s a small step toward an ambitious growth plan. The MAX became Flair’s fourth aircraft last week, joining three well-used 737-800s that have kept the company’s limited schedule operating during the pandemic. “Our efficient new aircraft will provide us the foundation to execute our ULCC business model. These planes will enable us to keep fares low while expanding our service to meet travel demand.” said CEO Stephen Jones back in January when the announcement was made that Flair would add 13 MAXes.
According to Simple Flying, the paperwork says the plane has actually been leased by 777 Partners, the investment company that is Flair’s legal owner. Presumably the MAX is in all-economy configuration in keeping with the company’s business model and will seat almost 200 passengers. Flair has announced it plans to have 50 aircraft within five years.