Fort McMurray International Airport Welcomes Back Flair Airlines

March 29, 2022

Fort McMurray International Airport Welcomes Back Flair Airlines

New direct flights to Tucson, Arizona

Fort McMurray, AB – This coming winter, Fort McMurray residents will fly directly to beautiful, sunny Tucson, Arizona in just four short hours. Flair Airlines has returned to Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM), to offer roundtrip flights to Tucson International Airport (TUS). Flights will be available Sundays and Wednesdays, from November 30, 2022 to March 22, 2023. To celebrate the first week of sales, one-way fares on Flair flights to Tucson, including taxes and fees, begin at $99 from Fort McMurray! There are limited seats and availability for the fares. Booking is available at

“Our winter base in Tucson will allow us to provide convenient non-stop flights from Fort McMurray and marks the beginning of what will be an exciting winter tradition for Canadians looking to soak up some Arizona sun,” says Garth Lund, Chief Commercial Officer, Flair Airlines.

Tucson offers world-class golfing (40+ courses), rodeo, botanical gardens, vacation resorts, and endless backcountry adventures. “With countless family attractions and lively nightlife complete with festivals and concerts – Tucson has become one of the most sought-out vacation spots in the western United States,” says J. Felipe Garcia, President & CEO, Visit Tucson. “You’re going to love it!”

“We are pleased to welcome back Flair Airlines to YMM. This announcement is one we’re extremely excited about and are confident the community will be too,” says RJ Steenstra, President & CEO, Fort McMurray Airport Authority. “We are committed to further developing YMM air service offerings, not only for our residents to enjoy, but to attract tourists to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo, supporting our regional economy and job creation.”

The new air service is made possible through many of YMM’s partnerships, including Flair Airlines, Tucson Airport Authority and Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT).

YMM is equally pleased to offer Tucson residents the opportunity to visit Wood Buffalo, an opportunity to stimulate the economy while showcasing the region’s culture and diversity.

“Increased air service helps us to attract visitors, talent and investment to Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo. More flights mean more movements of goods, people, ideas and business, connecting our economy to more markets,” says Kevin Weidlich, President and CEO, FMWBEDT.

YMM strategically partnered with FMWBEDT to reopen Customs, enabling the return of Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) to YMM.

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About Fort McMurray International Airport |

Fort McMurray International Airport (YMM) is owned and operated by the Fort McMurray Airport Authority (FMAA), connecting the World to the Wood Buffalo Region. FMAA is a community-based, non-share capital organization. YMM offers non-stop flights to four cities in Canada. The airport is a major economic driver for the region, with an economic output of over $354 million and supporting over 70 businesses on airport campus and approximately 900 jobs.

About Flair Airlines |

Flair Airlines is on a mission to liberate the lives of Canadians by providing affordable air travel that connects them to the people and experiences they love. With an expanding fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft, Flair is growing to serve over 30 cities across Canada, the U.S., and Mexico. For more information, please visit

About Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism |

Fort McMurray Wood Buffalo Economic Development & Tourism (FMWBEDT) is a wholly owned, arm’s-length entity of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, governed by an independent board of directors and managed by an entrepreneurial, customer-centric team. FMWBEDT is responsible for growing and promoting investment into the region, supporting the growth of start-ups and existing businesses in the region, and generating tourism and visitation to the region. FMWBEDT’s focus is on creating new wealth for the region, measured as economic impact.

About Visit Tucson, Arizona |

Visit Tucson’s mission is to drive economic development by connecting visitors with their ideal travel & meetings experiences in Tucson and Southern Arizona. Visit Tucson is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, the Town of Oro Valley and more than 500 individual and business partners.


Media Contacts:

Fort McMurray Airport Authority

Jessica Lipton

Manager, Marketing & Communications



Flair Airlines

Jamina Kotak

Chief of Staff




Michelle Drummond

Economic Development Officer, Brand & Marketing

(780) 713-1491