The Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines announced that it will lease 13 new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from 777 Partners. According to the airline, the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft will allow Flair to achieve the lowest cost per seat mile of any Canadian airline.

“Our efficient new aircraft will provide us the foundation to execute our ULCC business model,” says Stephen Jones, President & CEO of Flair Airlines. These planes will enable us to keep fares low while expanding our service to meet travel demand.”

The delivery of the new aircraft is expected by early 2021. Flair, which operates a fleet of three Boeing 737-800, has ambitions to grow by 50 planes within five years and expand its network. Currently, the carrier flies towards 10 Canadian cities.

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The Canadian airline market is seemingly resistant to true low-cost carriers. Despite large, unserved markets throughout the country, independent low-cost carriers are not really present in Canada's skies. Can Flair Airlines change that fact?