THUNDER BAY — Travellers between Thunder Bay and Ottawa will be able to fly non-stop via Flair Airlines starting next year.
Flair has announced plans to launch jet service between Thunder Bay and the nation's capital in June 2023.
Flights will be two times a week, using Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Flair's chief commercial officer, Garth Lund, says the company expects a good response from the public.
The Edmonton-based low-fare airline entered the Thunder Bay market in 2021 with flights to and from Toronto.
"We already have some idea of the airport and the market. The community, I think, has been a good partner to Flair over the last couple of years," Lund told TBnewswatch.
"Based on the good demand we see between Thunder Bay and Toronto, as well as some other data that we're looking at, we do expect we'll be able to stimulate demand between Thunder Bay and Ottawa."
Flair was forced to put service in Thunder Bay on hold last May when the rehabilitation of the primary runway at Thunder Bay Airport began.
That project is now finished, so Flair flights will resume on Nov. 1.
"It's great to see that the runway work has now been completed...we're very excited to be re-entering Thunder Bay, and I would also highlight that we have some very attractive fares in the market," Lund said.
This winter, there will be two weekly flights, but the company recently announced that it will increase frequency between Thunder Bay and Toronto to four times a week next summer.