Flair Airlines reports continued strong performance for July

A Flair Airlines flight approaches to land.
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Canadian ultra-low cost carrier Flair Airlines has announced a continued robust operational performance with the release of its July statistics. 

On-Time Performance

Among the pivotal metrics that gauge an airline’s effectiveness, on-time performance stands tall. In July, Flair Airlines achieved a reasonable on-time performance rate of 71.1%.

This metric signifies the percentage of flights that arrived within 15 minutes of their scheduled arrival time.

Although this figure was slightly lower compared to June 2023, it’s important to highlight that Flair still outshone major competitors, including Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, and Lynx.

Load Factor

July witnessed Flair Airlines maintaining a robust load factor of 88%. This essentially indicates that 88% of the available seats were successfully sold.

Translating this into numbers, Flair accommodated a substantial 481,808 passengers during July, illustrating the strong demand for affordable summer travel options within Canada.


Completion Factor

Flair Airlines demonstrated exceptional reliability through a Completion Factor of 99.3% in July 2023. This critical metric assesses the ratio of completed flights to the total number of scheduled flights during the same timeframe.

Notably, Flair cancelled merely 7 flights per thousand flights operated, with a good recovery rate of 5 flights within a 24-hour window.

In contrast, competitors such as WestJet, Air Canada, and Porter Airlines experienced significantly higher cancellation rates, further underscoring Flair’s operational performance.

A Flair Airlines Boeing 737 on the taxiway.
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CEO statement

Stephen Jones, the CEO of Flair Airlines, articulated the airline’s unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction and reliability. He emphasized, “Getting Canadians where they want to be, safely and on time, remains our top priority.”

Acknowledging the evolving travel landscape, Flair Airlines is proactively enhancing its scheduling approach.

This fall, the airline is introducing flexible measures, including additional spare aircraft time and extended scheduled flight times, all aimed at elevating its on-time performance even further.

Flair Airlines maintains a good standard of transparency with its performance data and operational results. By releasing monthly operational metrics through various communication channels by mid-month of the subsequent month, the airline establishes itself for openness and accountability.

In doing so, Flair also encourages its contemporaries to adopt similar disclosure practices, fostering a culture of transparency that ultimately benefits the passengers and the industry as a whole.

About Flair

Flair Airlines is a Canadian ultra low-cost carrier (ULCC) headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The airline operates scheduled passenger and chartered services with a fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.

The company slogan is Plane and Simple. The airline promotes itself as being Canada’s first and only independent ULCC.

Flair Airlines was founded in 2016 by Stephen Jones and Jim Davis. The airline began operations in 2017 with a fleet of two Boeing 737-400 aircraft.

Flair Airlines quickly expanded its fleet and network, and by 2023, it operates flights to over 30 destinations in Canada and the United States. In 2022, Flair Airlines was acquired by 777 Partners, a private equity firm based in Miami, Florida.

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