Friday,  May 24, 2019  9:26 am

Flair cancels several of its U.S. routes


Flair cancels several of its U.S. routes
Christine Hogg

Christine Hogg is the Associate Digital Editor at PAX Global Media. Prior to joining PAX, she obtained her Honours BA in Journalism from the University of Toronto. Upon graduating, she went on to write for several travel publications while travelling the world. Her longest trip was a three-week stint in Europe, and the shortest was a 16-hour adventure in Iceland. Get in touch: christine@paxglobalmedia.com.

It's been just over six months since Flair Airlines launched non-stop flights to six U.S. cities, but already, the low cost carrier has cancelled several of those routes.

Based in Edmonton, AB, Flair is an independent, low-cost carrier (LCC), flying to destinations across Canada and the United States.

Back in August 2018, the new routes were intended to extend Flair's rapidly growing network to Florida's Orlando International Airport, St. Pete-Clearwater (Tampa Bay) and Miami as well as to Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Phoenix-Mesa Airport.

What happened?

According to CTV News, Flair has pulled out of service between Winnipeg and Miami, and St. Petersburg-Clearwater

Scheduled flights to Orlando, Las Vegas, and Phoenix-Mesa remain unchanged, for now. These suspensions will come into effect starting Feb. 28, 2019. 

"Flair can confirm that we are suspending seasonal service to some US destinations beginning February 28, 2019" said Iris Dias, spokesperson for Flair Airlines. "We are in the process of contacting all affected passengers and providing them with full refunds or, for those who have already started their journey, alternative travel arrangements on other airlines."

According to Dias, Flair’s Canadian flight network is unaffected by these changes to its trans-border services.

In early February, Flair Airlines put out a call, offering travel agents a free flight for every five clients booked on Flair. However, some of those customers could be in trouble, if they happen to be booked on any of those cancelled routes.

No word yet on whether or not travel agents will still get to keep any of the commission that was made during the February contest.


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