June 1, 2023

The Queens County Citizen

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Flair Airlines: Flights suspended after aircraft seized

Flair Airlines: Flights suspended after aircraft seized

Toronto, Waterloo, Ont., due to “trade dispute.” And several Flair Airlines flights were grounded Saturday after four Canadian carrier planes were seized in Edmonton.

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The dispute comes in the wake of a trade dispute with a hedge fund and a New York-based aircraft rental company, the company explained in a press release.

Flair Airlines spokesman Mike Arnott said some flights had to be canceled on Saturday morning. However, the company said it has three spare planes to ensure these departures.

“We’re very sorry that commuters are affected today and we’re taking steps to get them on their way with minimal disruption,” Arnott said.

Passengers who have scheduled flights in the next 72 hours will be able to board Flair Airlines flights or be transported by another company, for which Flair will bear the costs incurred in the absence of the aircraft, he said. gave

The incident occurred during a particularly busy week for all airlines and airports, which had to handle multiple traffic across the country due to spring break beginning in Quebec, among others.

The carrier still said in a statement that it had taken “severe and unusual” actions in connection with the late payment of leases. He also mentioned that the payment has started.

Launched in 2017, the Alberta-based low-cost airline has flown Canadians to more than 35 destinations since its inception, primarily in Canada, but also in the United States and Mexico.

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