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Flair Airlines returns to Halifax airport this spring

The airline anticipates tourism and travel will restart this spring and summer

Flair Airlines plans to resume service to Halifax Stanfield International Airport this spring.

Starting May 1, the discount carrier will be scheduling flights between Toronto and Halifax on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

As of May 3, those heading elsewhere in Southern Ontario will have the option to hop a flight to Kitchener-Waterloo on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays, and return on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. This will be the first time Haligonians have been able to fly to the Waterloo Region direct from the Halifax Regional Municipality.

Then on June 1, daily flights between Halifax and Ottawa will launch.

The airline anticipates tourism and travel will restart this spring and summer.

"We strongly support the need for restricting non-essential travel as Canada works to bend the curve. Flair was one of the first airlines to reduce our network and focus exclusively on essential domestic travel," said Flair Airlines president and CEO Stephen Jones.

"We are confident, as travel returns, there is a strong market for low fare travel choices from a socially responsible Canadian airline."

The airline said passengers will be able to change their travel plans due to any unforeseen issues arising from the pandemic.

The president and CEO of the Halifax International Airport Authority said Stanfield International is looking forward to welcoming Flair back to Halifax.

"Canadians have been separated from their families and friends throughout the pandemic and we are confident there will be demand for a variety of flight options when non-essential air travel resumes," said Joyce Carter.

"With our Stay Healthy measures in place throughout the airport, we're ready to support passengers on their next journey."

Flair will also be adding flights to other Maritime destinations; Saint John in May and Charlottetown in June.

And the airline is expanding to other cities this year, including Thunder Bay, Victoria and Abbotsford, bringing its total number of Canadian destinations to 18.

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Meghan Groff

About the Author: Meghan Groff

Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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