Flair Airlines, an ultra-low-cost carrier, wants to increase its fleet to 30 planes by mid-2023, more than doubling its current size.
It has announced that it will take 14 more Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes over the next year and a half.
By summer 2022, the carrier will have 20 aircraft in operation, up from 12 now. The additional Boeing 737 MAX 8s are scheduled to arrive in 2023, expanding Flair’s fleet to 30 planes swiftly.
During a press conference on Dec. 14, Flair CEO Stephen Jones said the latest order of aircraft will likely come from a “blend of lessors,” including 777 Partners, one of the company’s major backers. Flair intends to have a fleet of 50 aircraft by 2025.
Adding more Boeing 737 MAX 8s to its fleet helps the airline become more sustainable while also saving money.
Flair Airlines serves 32 destinations across Canada and the United States, with a new route to Mexico set to launch in February 2022.