Kelowna’s Flair Airlines has rebranded discount flight-seller NewLeaf Travel Co. as Flair Airlines after buying NewLeaf’s assets for an undisclosed amount about seven weeks ago.
The move essentially finalizes the absorption of NewLeaf into Flair's operations.
NewLeaf sells flights for trips between five cities, including Abbotsford, and Flair is the airline that flies those flights.
Flair has had that partnership agreement with NewLeaf since NewLeaf launched in July 2016.
The fledgling flight-ticket seller had originally planned to launch flights to 12 Canadian airports, including five in B.C.: Abbotsford, Kelowna, Kamloops, Fort St. John and Victoria.
Flair released data on July 24 that said that the airline’s partnership with NewLeaf had resulted in flying 320,000 passengers and completing more than 2,600 flights throughout Canada.
“We are starting a new chapter in the airline industry,” said Chris Lapointe, vice-president, commercial operations at Flair Airlines.
“We are focused on growing not only our destination list, but are also widening our view of the travel industry as a whole. We look forward to sharing more information regarding these offerings in the coming weeks.”