Cheap flights begin from 2 Ontario airports to East Coast Canada


Published May 6, 2024 at 12:51 pm

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A low-cost airline starts new East Coast routes this month from two Ontario airports.

Starting today, May 6, through to Oct. 25, Flair Airlines will fly from Pearson Airport in Mississauga to St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland and Labrador, according to a press release from Flair. This route will be running three times a week, increasing to four starting May 28 and back to three in October.

Later this month, starting May 27, Flair will also be flying from Pearson Airport to Deer Lake Regional Airport. This route will be running three times a week through to Oct. 7.

“Offering this nonstop between Toronto Pearson and Newfoundland is proof-positive of Flair’s ongoing desire and commitment to link all parts of Canada, for less,” said Garth Lund, chief commercial officer at Flair Airlines.

 The flights are also going to both Deer Lake and St. John’s from Kitchener-Waterloo Airport.

A one-way ticket from Pearson Airport starts at $69 for a basic fare, excluding taxes and fees, in May. The fares are lower from Kitchener-Waterloo, according to searches done today (May 6).

For more information see the Flair Airlines website. 

The airline is promoting the new routes amid some rocky times for budget airlines.

In January this year, reports indicated Flair failed to pay $67.2 million in taxes. The airline said it had worked out a payment plan with Canada Revenue Agency to pay the importation duties.

Fellow budget airline, Swoop, is being integrated into WestJet, and another low-cost airline, Lynx, shut down due to “compounding financial pressures” in February.

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