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Name: FLAIR AIR
7JetSet7 Code: FLV
Status: Operational
Region: NORTH AMERICA
City: EDMONTON
Country: CANADA
Employees 127
Web: flairair.ca
Email: ops@flairair.ca
Telephone: +1 (250) 491-5513
Fax: +1 (250) 765-8397
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FLV-LOGO

Formed and started operations in 2005. Domestic, regional, & international, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.

Address:
5655 Airport Way
Kelowna, British Columbia V1V 1S1, Canada

CANADA WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1867, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 9,976,139 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS OTTAWA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE ENGLISH & FRENCH.

Flair Airlines (FLV) was established to supply contract and ad hoc charter services with large commercial jet airplanes by Jim Rogers, a co-founder of Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL).

August 2005: 727-223F (21524, C-FLHR), ex-American Airlines (AAL), Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) leased.

January 2006: The Canadian Transportation Agency authorized Flair Airlines (FLV) to provide scheduled all-cargo, jet airplane services between Cuba and Canada on behalf of Cuban flag carrier Cubana (CUB) until April 2006.

727-281F (21455, C-FLHJ), ex-Afrijet (FRJ), Finova (GRB) leased.

July 2006: 727-227F (20839, C-GNKF), Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) leased.

August 2006: 727-227F (20839), returned to Kelowna (KEL).

October 2007: 727-243F (21270, C-GWKF), converted to freighter and leased by Kelowna (KEL).

March 2008: 737-46B (24573, C-FLER), ex-(N41XA), Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) leased.

April 2009: 727-281F (21455), transferred to Kelowna Flightcraft (KEL) as (C-GKFJ).

September 2009: 737-4K5 (24769, OK-VGZ), ex-(CSA) Czech Airlines delivery.

December 2010: Flair Airlines (FLV) is a privately owned carrier providing passenger and cargo, jet airplane services between Canada and the USA. (ACMI) wet-lease services are also provided.

(IATA) Code: F8. (ICAO) Code: FLE - (Callsign - FLAIR).

Main Base: Kelowna International Airport (YLW).

September 2013: 737-408 (24804, C-FLDX), ex-(N737DX), delivery.

October 2013: Flair Airlines ((IATA) Code: F8, based at Kelowna) (FLV) is currently recruiting pilots (FC) and cabin crew (CA) for Do328-100 and EMB-175 operations, likely for its operations on behalf of Shell Canada ((SCL), Calgary. (FLV) currently operates four 737-400s on behalf of tour operators and the natural resource industry. Flair (FLV) has entered a ten year agreement with Shell Canada to become its exlusive air charter operator in Canada. Shell has so far been operating Do328-130 (3109, C-FSCO) and EMB-175 (0241, C-GSCL)) by itself.

January 2014: EMB-170-200LR (0241, C-GSCL), ex-(PT-SFR), bought for operations by Shell Canada.

April 2016: Air Transat (AIJ) will supplement its summer capacity with the wet-lease of 737-400s from Canadian (ACMI)/charter specialist, Flair Airlines (FLV).

The contract will begin on May 6 and will see the twinjets connecting Vancouver International, Calgary, and Edmonton International in Canada with the Mexican resort towns of Puerto Vallarta, Cancún, and San José Cabo. Two Flair Airlines (FLV) 737-400s will operate for Air Transat (AIJ) each weekend until the end of October.

June 2018: News Item A-1: "WestJet (ULCC) Swoop Makes Inaugural Flight, Looks to Expand Quickly" by Sean Broderick (sean.broderick@aviationweek.com) June 21, 2018.

WestJet (ULCC) subsidiary, Swoop (SWO) took to the skies June 20 with an early-morning inaugural flight from Hamilton to Abbotsford, marking the next major development in what is an expanding Canadian low-cost airline scene.

(SWO)s other initial route links Hamilton to Halifax. On June 25, Edmonton and Winnipeg will be added to the network, and (SWO) will ramp up to a scheduled 90x-weekly departures by mid-August.

Our inaugural journey is just beginning, Swoop (SWO) President & (CEO) Steven Greenway said. Well be progressively rolling out new routes and destinations in the coming months and years to come.

(SWO) operates 189-seat Boeing 737-800s supplied by its parent WestJet (WJI). While the airlines belong to the same family and will soon share a group of pilots (FC) under a single, Air Line Pilots Association-negotiated contract, (SWO) is operated as a separate entity.

(SWO)s launch puts WestJet (WJI) a step closer to its primary competitor, Air Canada (ACN). (ACN), the long-time Canadian flag carrier has a well-established (LCC) subsidiary, "rouge" that has a lower cost base designed to satisfy demand for low-fare travelers and still make money. (SWO) will serve a similar role in the (WJI) family, while the mainline carrier concentrates on more lucrative markets and, starting next year, an expanded fleet that will include Boeing 787s.

Meanwhile, several Canadian upstarts are eyeing a (ULCC) market that accounts for very little of the 140 million annual passengers that use Canadian airports. Flair Airlines (FLV) recently doubled its weekly schedule to 200 flights, declaring Edmonton as both its new headquarters and primary hub in the process. Another startup, Canada Jetlines, planned to be airborne by now but has pushed back its start to sometime in 2019, and has lined up 2 Airbus A320s from Irish lessor AerCap (DEA) to get it off the ground.

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Click below for photos:
FLV-727
FLV-727-281F
FLV-737-400 - 2016-04.jpg
FLV-737-4B3-2010-10
FLV-737-OCT08

July 2018:

1 727-223 (JT8D-9A HK) (1473-21524, C-FLHR), EX-(AAL), (KEL) LEASED 2005-08. HAS "LEAVING ON A JET PLANE" ON TAIL.

0 727-227F (JT8D-9A HK) (1031-20839, /74 C-GNKF), (KEL) LEASED 2006-07. RETURNED 8/06. FREIGHTER.

1 727-243F (JT8D HK) (1231-21270, C-GWKF), CONVERTED TO FREIGHTER & (KEL) LEASED. FREIGHTER.

0 727-281F (JT8D HK) (1316-21455, C-FLHJ), EX-(FRJ), (GRB) LEASED 2006-01. TRANSFERRED TO (KEL) 2009-04 AS (C-GKFJ). FREIGHTER.

1 737-4B3 (CFM56-3C1) (2107-24751, /91 C-FLEJ - - SEE PHOTO - - "FLV-737-4B3-2010-10"), (KEL) LEASED 2008-12. 158Y.

1 737-4K5 (CFM56-3C1) (1839-24769, /90 C-FLEN), EX-(CSA), EX-(OK-VGZ) 2009-09. (KG) AIRCRAFT LEASED 2009-12. 158Y.

1 737-408 (CFM56-3C1) (24804, C-FLDX), EX-(N737DX) 2013-09. 158Y.

1 737-46B (CFM56-3C1) (1844-24573, /90 C-FLER - - SEE PHOTO - - "FLV-737-2008-10"), EX-(KEL)/(CIN)/(SBE), EX-(N41XA) 2008-03. (KEL) LEASED 2008-03. 158Y.

1 DORNIER DO328-130 (3109, C-FSCO), (SCL) LEASED TO (FLV) FOR WET-LEASE OPERATIONS.

1 EMBRAER E175 (0241, C-GSCL), (SCL) LEASED TO (FLV) FOR WET-LEASE OPERATIONS FOR SHELL CANADA 2014-01.

Management:
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JIM ROGERS, PRESIDENT & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

DAVID ATKINS, DIRECTOR FLIGHT OPERATIONS (davida@flairair.ca).

JANE KENZIE, DIRECTOR FINANCE.

 
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