Flair Airlines inaugural flight to St. John’s, Newfoundland takes off from the Region of Waterloo International Airport.

Posted On Monday May 06, 2024

Region of Waterloo, ON – This morning, Flair Airlines’[HA1]  inaugural flight to St. John’s, Newfoundland departed from the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF). This route brings much-needed affordable fares to the province along with opportunities for expanded tourism on the East Coast. Flights will operate twice a week starting May 6, 2024, and will increase to three times a week as of May 27, 2024.

“With todays’ launch, residents of Waterloo Region can now enjoy convenient, affordable access to the picturesque landscapes and rich cultural heritage of St. John’s,” said Karen Redman, Chair of the Region of Waterloo. “Be it the start of an east coast adventure or returning home to visit friends and family, YKF is proud to be your gateway to beautiful Newfoundland and all it has to offer. We thank Flair Airlines for their continued partnership and for helping bridge a gap in affordable travel.”

This is the first direct connection between the Region of Waterloo and St. John’s, Newfoundland. To celebrate, YKF enlisted Waterloo resident and five-time Canadian Country Music Association Fiddle Player of the Year, Shane Guse to create a kitchen party atmosphere in the departure lounge.  

“Bringing a direct route for travellers in Waterloo Region to St. John’s is another way that Flair is fulfilling its promise of connecting Canadians together to wherever home is,” said Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer, Flair Airlines. “Canada is a vast, varied country, from bustling metropolises like Toronto to cherished corners like St. John’s, and with Flair’s dedication to regional airports, it is becoming much more accessible for all Canadians to see more Canada and more family for less, and we’re very proud of that.”

The Region of Waterloo International Airport is the fastest-growing airport in Canada. This growth has triggered an expansion project that has doubled the size of the air terminal building to meet increased demand. Since 2019, passenger traffic has increased by 456 per cent with over 445,000 passengers choosing YKF for their journey.

In addition to St. John’s, Flair Airlines provides service to from YKF to Abbotsford, Calgary, Charlottetown, Deer Lake, Edmonton, Halifax, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. For more information or to book an affordable flight, please visit www.flyflair.com.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF) is a full-service facility which supports commercial, corporate and general aviation. YKF is owned and operated by the Regional Municipality of Waterloo, Ontario (Canada). For more information visit waterlooairport.ca.

Flair Airlines is Canada’s most trusted low-fare airline and its greenest airline, on a mission to provide affordable air travel that connects Canadians to the people they love. With an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is growing to serve over 35 cities across Canada, the U.S., Mexico, Dominican Republic, and Jamaica. For more information, please visit www.flyflair.com.

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For more information contact:

Lynsey Slupeiks, Manager, Corporate Communications
Region of Waterloo

Flair Airlines