Victorians will be able to enjoy cheap domestic flights as early as this June!
Flair Airlines has announced an increase in their flight load where, starting June 15th, one-way flights from Victoria to Edmonton will be just $78 with all fees included.
Though the Kelowna-based airline will offer flights from Victoria to Toronto, Hamilton, and Winnipeg, only the Edmonton flight will be ultra-low cost.
Still, it’s a step Victorians will be excited to see.
Just the Beginning…
Swoop, for example, the low-cost airline operated by WestJet, will also begin service in June 2018. They only offer service out of Abbotsford, however, meaning Vancouver Islanders will have to head to the mainland if they want to enjoy those low-cost flights.
Options are limited for Victorians at this point, but the foundation is slowly being laid for low-cost airfare to offer more selection in the long run.
“This is a very exciting announcement for Flair and Canadians,” said Jim Scott, CEO of Flair Airlines. “Every time we enter a market, Canadians benefit significantly as airfare drops almost immediately by more than 20% on the routes we serve.”
On June 15th, Flair will more than double their flight operations, increasing from 90 to 208 flights per week.