Pearson Airport in Mississauga adds new flights to Chicago


Published May 17, 2022 at 4:49 pm

Pearson Airport in Mississauga adds new flights to Chicago

Pearson Airport in Mississauga now offers travellers more options if they’re planning to head to the Windy City.

Starting today (May 17), Edmonton-based low-cost carrier Flair Airlines launched direct service from Pearson to Chicago three times a week.

The popular U.S. midwest city, often referred to as a smaller, more manageable version of New York City, is the latest in a series of new destinations offered by Flair out of the Mississauga-based airport.

In early April, the Canadian carrier began direct service from Pearson to JFK Airport in New York City.

Officials with the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA), which runs Pearson, took to social media on Tuesday to announce the new service to Chicago.

Flair Airlines also launched direct service from Pearson to Nashville, Tennessee, popularly known as Music City, last month, as well as service to Denver and San Francisco.

Nonstop flights to Victoria, B.C. are to follow this month.

Check the airline website or Pearson Airport for information related to specific flights.

After a dramatic reduction in air travel at Pearson and around the world for nearly two years as the COVID-19 pandemic slowed or halted operations, people are travelling by air once again as restrictions have been lifted.

At Pearson, travellers have started returning in large numbers and the Friday before March Break was the airport’s busiest day in two years.

Flair Airlines announced last October that it was bumping up its business at Pearson Airport, promising the future addition of nonstop flights to 19 destinations across North America. 

The discount carrier said it was planning to add this spring two new aircraft out of Pearson, and two other aircraft, as it dramatically expands its services.  

The four new Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will bring Flair’s fleet count to 16. The additions will allow the airline to expand its routes offered by about one-third. 

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