Canadian ultra low cost carrier Flair Airlines is now flying its new Boeing 737-8 MAX aircraft.
The airline made the inaugural flight with the aircraft from Edmonton to Toronto on June 10.
The aircraft is the first of 13 Boeing 737-8 Flair has on order. Flair began taking delivery of the 13 new aircraft in May.
Flair is an experienced 737 operator and is adding the 737-8 aircraft to its existing fleet of 737-800 aircraft.
The new aircraft allows Flair to achieve low cost per seat mile, deliver fuel savings and cut the airline’s CO2 emissions by 14%.
Because of the well known problems with the 737 MAX, Flair’s pilots, maintenance professionals, flight attendants and safety officers have been conducting extensive testing and training programs to prepare for the addition of the new aircraft.
Flair’s team has been working closely with Boeing and been on-site throughout the testing and delivery phase of each aircraft.
By the middle of next year, Flair will have a fleet of 16 aircraft and be well on the way to achieving its “F50” ambition of growing to 50 planes within five years.
About Flair Airlines
Flair Airlines is a Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier (ULCC). It is based in Edmonton.
Routes: Flair provides service to 19 Canadian destinations.
Fleet: An all Boeing 737 fleet.
- 3 737 – 800
- 3 737 – 8 MAX (10 more 737-8 MAX are on order)
N.B. Image credit: Flair Airlines