Canadian startup Flair Airlines will increasingly center its flight network at Edmonton and intends to move its headquarters to the city in the coming months.
The company, now based in Kelowna, will establish its "main transfer hub" at Edmonton and announce new routes from the city within weeks, Flair says in a 19 June media release.
The release cites Edmonton's fast-growing economy, pool of available workers and the ability of the Edmonton airport and the surrounding region to support additional flights.
WestJet currently carries 54% of seats on domestic flights from Edmonton, while Air Canada holds a 35% seat share, FlightGlobal schedules data shows.
Flair ranks third with 7% of available domestic seats.
The carrier in July will fly from Edmonton to Abbotsford, Kelowna, Prince George, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria and Winnipeg, according to FlightGlobal data.
Flair operates a fleet of seven Boeing 737-400s, according to Flight Fleets Analyzer.
Source: Cirium Dashboard