Flair Airlines operated its inaugural Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight on Thursday last week. The Canadian low-cost carrier operated its first MAX flight between Edmonton and Toronto.
The Alberta-based low-cost carrier placed an order for 13 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and took delivery of its first MAX jet at the end of last month.
The inaugural flight took off from its hub at the Edmonton International Airport after a low-altitude flyby and water cannon salute. On the occasion of the inaugural flight Flair Airlines CEO Stephen Jones said:
“It’s an inspiring milestone for the company today. This is the platform with which we’re going to build a true independent ultra-low-cost carrier. So, it’s a significant step as Canada’s first and only true ultra-low-cost carrier.”
Canada’s Flair Airlines is the fourth Canadian airline of the type. The airline is expecting delivery of eight MAX jets by August this year.
Jones also said that it’s a beautiful experience on board, with the new plane smell and the brand new seating and everything. He also highlighted the MAX has about 50% noise reduction relative to its predecessors as well.