DEER LAKE, Nfld. — Deer Lake Airport in Newfoundland has joined forces with Flair Airlines to bring a twice-weekly flight to Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. beginning in June. The flights will be one way, starting at $49.
“It will spark the interest of other airlines and any time that you’re seeing growth — and this is growth — people are going to want to look to see what is going on in Deer Lake, and we’re very fortunate to be located where we are,” said Tammy Priddle, president and CEO of Deer Lake Airport at a press conference.
Flair Airlines is growing fast and expected to have roughly 20 aircrafts by the end of 2022, up from the 12 aircrafts the company currently owns.
“Perhaps more than any other industry in the world, the aviation industry was rocked — the tourism sector’s been rocked,” said Newfoundland Premier Andrew Furey at a press conference. “But we’re seeing with the rates of vaccines across the country, particularly in this province, we can re-open and we need to re-imagine how we do that. It won’t look the same as it did before the pandemic happened, probably, but we need to think strategically about how to move on.”