Flair Airlines new Las Vegas service takes flight from the Region of Waterloo International Airport (YKF).

Posted On Saturday December 16, 2023

Waterloo Region – Tonight, Flair Airlines will launch its inaugural flight to Las Vegas, Nevada from the Region of Waterloo International Airport. While the new service will enhance travel options for residents, it also represents a significant milestone in the continued growth and development of air travel in Waterloo Region.

The Region of Waterloo International Airport is the fastest-growing airport in Canada and since Flair arrived in 2021, passenger traffic has continued to grow. This growth has triggered an expansion project that has doubled the size of the air terminal building to meet increased demand. Over 440,000 passengers are expected to travel through YKF by the end of 2023.

“We continue to see growing demand for additional low-cost flights through our partners at Flair Airlines out of YKF,” said Karen Redman, Chair of the Regional Municipality of Waterloo. “We are pleased to see new routes to high-demand locations like Las Vegas, as well as the economic and cultural benefits that our growing airport is bringing to this community.”

Flair Airlines is Canada’s leading ultra-low-cost carrier (ULCC) and is committed to providing affordable, cleaner and more sustainable air travel for all.

"We're thrilled to launch a direct service to Las Vegas from the Waterloo Region," said Stephen Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Flair Airlines. "At Flair, our mission is centered on providing accessible, reliable, and affordable air travel, and this new route perfectly aligns with that commitment. However, our dedication goes beyond linking communities like the Waterloo Region to exciting destinations like Las Vegas; it encompasses our goal to stimulate growth and prosperity within the region through enhanced connectivity and expanded travel opportunities. We eagerly anticipate serving the community and enabling our passengers to create lasting memories."

Las Vegas sets the stage for unforgettable entertainment and offers something for everyone. From top restaurants and luxury hotels to premier sporting events and world-class performers, with proximity to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas has earned a place as one of the entertainment capitals of the world.

“Flair Airlines continues to provide easy access to Las Vegas for Canadian visitors,” said H. Fletch Brunelle, Vice President of Marketing for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. “Since launching service to the destination in 2021, Flair now has grown to eight direct routes throughout Canada including the newest addition of the Waterloo Region.  We look forward to welcoming even more travellers from our top international market in 2024 and beyond."

Flights are available to book at flyflair.com. One-way fares from the Waterloo Region to Las Vegas start at $59, including taxes and fees.

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.

The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide and with operating the 4.6 million square-foot Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). With more than 150,000 hotel rooms and more than 15 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space in Las Vegas alone, the LVCVA's mission centers on attracting leisure and business visitors to the area. The LVCVA also owns the Vegas Loop at Las Vegas Convention Center, designed and operated by The Boring Company, and also owns the Las Vegas Monorail, an elevated 3.9-mile system with seven stops throughout the resort corridor. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com, www.visitlasvegas.com or www.vegasmeansbusiness.com.

Flair Airlines is Canada’s leading low-fare airline and its greenest airline, on a mission to provide affordable air travel that connects them to the people and experiences 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

Kristin Weddingfeld,
Public Relations Manager
Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority