A year ago, we had no Ultra Low-Cost Carriers (ULCCs) at all in Canada, and now we’re seeing intense competition between Swoop and Flair to attract budget-conscious fliers in Canada (and that’s great news for all travelers).
You probably know, our main focus here at Flytrippers is spotting great flight deals from 9 Canadian cities, most of which are on regular airlines.
But we also have plenty of travel tips here on our blog, including a lot of information about Ultra Low-Cost Carriers, as they are finally here in Canada (they’ve been lowering the price of travel for fliers all over the world for decades already).
Flair and Swoop are Canada’s two ULCCs, and up until this week only offered a few domestic routes.
By the way, you can see all the ULCC routes available from your city here:
On Thursday, Swoop announced 7 new US routes, giving Canadian travelers in 3 specific markets access to great low fares to sunny leisure destinations south of the border.
Well, it didn’t take long for competitor Flair Airlines to try and get into that spotlight as well…
They teased the following image late Thursday:
I don’t know where that beach picture is from, but it sure doesn’t look like Canada!
So we will probably be getting even more international ULCC routes quite soon, which is great news for Canadian travelers of course. More competition always leads to lower prices and a better offering!
Flair currently serves Halifax, Hamilton, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Abbotsford, Kelowna and Victoria (detailed routes in the bullet point links above for each city).
We’ll be on the lookout for more info of course, to let you know as soon as these new routes are announced… and which lucky cities get more cheap flights! Make sure you subscribe to our free travel newsletter, to get all the latest travel tips and travel deals in your inbox!
But always keep in mind: no airline (not even Ultra Low-Cost Carriers) can be the cheapest option 100% of the time... airfares are simply too complicated for it to be that easy. Always use a search tool to compare all airlines or if you want to perform advanced searches (finding the cheapest dates for your destination or the cheapest destination for your dates), read our tips on how to find the best price.
And of course, check out our flight deals, updated daily on our main page for 9 Canadian cities!
The competition for budget-conscious Canadian fliers is heating up, and Flytrippers will be here to keep you informed of all the latest developments… to help you travel more, for less!
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